Wesleyan College is a private, women’s liberal arts college located in Macon, Georgia. Established in 1836 and chartered as the Georgia Female College, Wesleyan College is the world’s oldest women’s college and was the first college to ever grant degrees to women. Located on a beautiful 200 acre wooded campus, the College’s campus and historically significant buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Wesleyan Historic District. Situated in a northern suburb of Macon, Wesleyan College is just 90 minutes south of Atlanta. The College offers a strong merit scholarship program and has recognized as one of the nation’s most affordable selective colleges. Wesleyan College has been named one of the Best Value Private Colleges in the nation due to its low cost of attendance and high academic ratings by both USA TODAY and The Princeton Review.
Academic ProgramsWesleyan College’s mission is to offer “an education that leads to lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.” The College’s mission statement goes on to declare its commitment to academic excellence in all areas and to student growth, stating, “We foster a diverse and inclusive academic community where we learn from each other… Wesleyan takes seriously our role as a pioneer in women’s education. We believe the world needs more women who lead and serve. A Wesleyan education asks women to dream big and helps them realize those dreams.”
Wesleyan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1919. More than 50 major and minor programs are offered in addition to pre-professional programs in the areas of Pre-Engineering; Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Allied Health Services; Pre-Law; and Pre-Seminary, and Pre-Pharmacy. The College also offers several dual-degree programs, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and offers the option to self-design a major. Two graduate programs including the Executive Master of Business Administration and Master of Education in Early Childhood Education are available to both men and women students.
Student LifeWesleyan College has a total enrollment figure of more than 700, including over 650 undergraduate students. Students come from all over the United States as well as from nearly two dozen foreign nations. At least 35% of Wesleyan College’s students come from minority groups and over 20% are international students. Living on campus is viewed as essential to the Wesleyan College experience. A variety of housing options are available, including both traditional residence halls and apartment style living.
Wesleyan College recognizes a wide range of student-run board, clubs and organizations which cater to a variety of personal, professional, and academic interests. These and other campus events and activities provide students with ample opportunity to interact with one another outside of the classroom setting and develop valuable friendships, connections, as well as grow leadership skills. The College’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and the school is a member of the USA South Athletic Conference.