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Wesleyan College

  • Macon, GA
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 100%0%
    student ratio
  • 648
    total students
  • $19,500 | $19,500
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 15
    fall application deadline
  • 43%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 490
    sat math
  • 520
    sat reading
  • 490
    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite


Beautiful Wesleyan College Campus Boasts a New State-of-the-Art Science Center

The beautiful 200-acre wooded campus, along with thirty historically significant buildings, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Wesleyan College Historic District. Wesleyan is nestled in a northern suburb of Macon, the third largest city in the state of Georgia. Elegant, white-columned Georgian-styled buildings surround a classic quadrangle that plays host to many college events.

The campus' 150-year-old trees are a beautiful contrast for Wesleyan's recently renovated residence halls; multi-million dollar athletic, wellness, and equestrian facilities; and a new state-of-the-art science center that has amenities such as whiteboards and Wi-Fi. Students can expect to gain experience actually using state-of-the-art scientific equipment. This equipment, combined with cutting-edge computer facilities, has been incorporated into courses and is used in student-faculty research projects. It's a truly inspired setting.

Wesleyan Offers an Array of Degrees and Areas of Study for Undergraduate Students

Wesleyan College offers undergraduate degrees in 32 majors and 31 minors including self-designed majors and interdisciplinary programs, as well as eight pre-professional programs including seminary, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, allied health sciences, dental, and law. Master of Arts degrees in Education and an accelerated Executive Master of Business Administration program enroll both men and women. Wesleyan also offers a dual-degree program in engineering with the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta; Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama; and Mercer University in Macon.

Students from across the U.S. and sixteen other countries value a rigorous academic program renowned for its quality. An exceptional faculty teaches classes in seminar style. A student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1 ensures that each student is more than just a grade or a number. The acceptance rate of Wesleyan students into medical, law, business, and other graduate programs is exemplary.

Wesleyan's First-year Seminar Program is the Foundation for a Premier Education for Women

Wesleyan is among a select group of national colleges and universities offering a comprehensive first-year seminar program built into the curriculum and designed to facilitate a positive transition to college life. The WISE program is a first-year integrative seminar and includes six required semester hours or two courses - one taken fall semester and the other taken spring semester. The seminars are taught by a team of six faculty members. Students meet twice weekly in small groups with their assigned faculty adviser and also once weekly as one whole group for larger presentation and discussion opportunities.

Each first-year student begins her academic program with the interdisciplinary seminars intended to provide an understanding of the nature and value of a Wesleyan education; the skills and strategies needed to make a successful transition to college; an exposure to juxtaposed disciplinary methods as part of an academic community committed to the free and open exchange of ideas; an opportunity to reflect critically on individual beliefs and frames of reference; and encouragement to discover and explore individual talents and passions through study, service, and work.

Wesleyan Women Can Participate in the International Study Abroad and Exchange Program

Wesleyan women do some amazing things in some amazing places. The International Study Abroad and Exchange Program of Wesleyan College extends the boundaries of the Macon campus, widens the educational horizon, and encourages personal and academic growth through semester, summer, or year-long studies in a variety of countries.

From time to time, Wesleyan faculty lead special study groups to various countries such as Russia, Italy, China, Guatemala, and Great Britain. In addition, every summer, faculty members organize valuable travel opportunities inside the United States for students. The college's many study abroad opportunities also may give students a chance to earn academic credit.

Campus Life is Dynamic and All-inclusive at Wesleyan College

At Wesleyan College, the social atmosphere is all-inclusive. Two sororities were actually founded on the Wesleyan campus, but students' definition of sisterhood evolved into something they consider to be better. At the heart of Wesleyan sisterhood is a strong class-year system that dates back to the early years of the 20th century. Each class is identified by color and mascot name and has its own songs and cheers. Class mascot names include Pirates, Golden Hearts, Purple Knights, and Green Knights. Class traditions took the place of sororities, which were determined to be too secretive and undemocratic and abolished in 1914. STUNT, Color Rush, Candlelighting, and Marker Ceremonies are just a few of the traditions that students experience at the college.

Wesleyan offers a thriving residence life program, NCAA Division III athletics, championship IHSA equestrian program, and meaningful opportunities for community involvement and leadership. At Wesleyan, students take clubs and student organizations to a whole new level. Established groups focus on themes ranging from political awareness to spiritual development to musical appreciation. If none of the forty-plus different clubs, student organizations, special interest groups, leadership boards, religious groups, and service organizations captures a student's attention, Wesleyan will help start one that does! At this Georgia school, horizons are broadened far beyond the classroom. In fact, it's often during "extra" curricular activities that Wesleyan women really learn to be leaders.

Wesleyan College Offers Internships and Early Career Opportunities for Students

Wesleyan's Office of Career and Internship Services encourages career exploration and preparation as an ongoing process that can be individualized for each student's needs and interests. The Director of Career and Internship Services provides career development seminars, individual career and graduate school advising, assessments, and on-line employment listings for students and alumnae.

An important component of a Wesleyan education is the real world experience of an internship. Because of this, the college actively encourages all of its students to have at least one internship experience before graduation. Through the Wesleyan-Rotary Internship Program, the State of Georgia's Governor's Intern Program, Congressional Intern Programs, and other programs approved by the Director of Career and Internship Services, students are able to relate theory to actual practice and gain valuable work experience while continuing their academic program.

Location & Contact

Wesleyan College

4760 Forsyth Road
Macon, GA 31210-4462

Mr.Stephen Farr

Vice President for Enrollment Services

Phone: 478-757-3700
Fax: 478-757-4030

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Advertising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


43% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied779
    • Accepted338
    • Acceptance Rate43%
    • Enrolled648
    • Female Applicants779
    • Females Accepted338
    • Female Acceptance Rate43%
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Interview

    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman.00
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 520 450 570
    • SAT Math 490 430 560
    • SAT Writing 490 420 540
    • ACT Composite 20 17 22
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$19,500
    • Out-of-state tuition *$19,500
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$275.00
    • Room and board *$8,600.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students648
    • Male Student Percentage%
    • Female Student Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.32%
    • Black or African American29.17%
    • White or Caucasian40.9%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.15%
    • Asian1.08%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.31%
    • Two or more races2.78%
    • Unknown.46%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout20.83% representing 25 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students12% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 82%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling No
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Recreation Council, Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, Council on Religious Concerns, Christian Fellowship
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported


Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball No No No
    • Cross-country running No No No
    • Equestrian sports No No No
    • Soccer No No No
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis No No No
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty81
    • Full-time Percentage62%
    • Part-time Percentage38%
    • Female Percentage59%
    • Male Percentage41%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 529 students to 60 faculty




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