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W E S L E YA N C O L L E G E

FIRST FOR WOMEN


TO DISCOVER WESLEYAN


PROUD TO BE A WOMEN’S COLLEGE Wesleyan College is committed to women’s education and helping every student find her voice and purpose. Founded in 1836 as the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women and shaped by Methodist values, Wesleyan provides students an academically challenging and relevant liberal arts education. Wesleyan draws a wonderfully eclectic mix of women – about 700 in all – from across the United States and more than twenty countries, bringing to campus a multitude of backgrounds and ethnicities. Wesleyan students choose to study here because they want to test their limits. The bar is set high because our students demand it. First for Women isn’t just a claim to fame - it’s a philosophy that explains why Wesleyan women continue to make history today.

WHY STUDENTS CHOOSE WESLEYAN

35% Scholarships / Cost 16% Majors 17% Size 11% Location 21% Other

THERE IS NO INCREASE IN TUITION FOR OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS.

100%

WOMEN TOP 5 MAJORS

NURSING PSYCHOLOGY BIOLOGY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

29 32

MAJORS

MINORS

99%

OF WESLEYAN STUDENTS RECEIVE SOME FORM OF FINANCIAL AID

100%

OF SURVEYED PARENTS SAY THEY WOULD RECOMMEND WESLEYAN TO OTHERS


TO FIND YOUR PLACE


PROUD TO BE A RESIDENTIAL CAMPUS

Most traditional undergraduate students live on campus, which is one of the primary benefits of the distinctive Wesleyan experience. Residence hall living provides a healthy environment for you to grow socially and intellectually.

THE WORLD IS YOUR CAMPUS In addition to living and studying with peers from all over the world, students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad experience or join the faculty on planned study-travel courses to places like China, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands, and South Korea.

EVERYONE BELONGS

A model of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic inclusion and success, Wesleyan students hail from across the U.S. and around the world. Approximately 40% of Wesleyan students are women of color and about 15% are international.

31%

OF FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS HOLD WORK STUDY JOBS ON CAMPUS

By participating in student activities, students will gain leadership skills, work with many different constituencies both on and off campus, learn valuable skills to be used in the workforce, relieve stress, make new friends, and have fun. Established groups focus on themes ranging from political awareness to spiritual development to music appreciation. Join any club, student organization, special interest group, leadership board, religious group, or service organization that captures your attention!


KRISTEN ZAHNA

Class of 2018 Undergraduate Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University

Class of 2018 Intern at Australian Institute of International Affairs in Canberra, Australia

TO EXCEL AT WESLEYAN & BEYOND

ANJOLA

Class of 2018 Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Purdue University’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics


GRADUATES OF WOMEN’S COLLEGES “FIRST WOMAN ROLES” • Speaker of the House • Secretary of State • Asian-American woman cabinet member • CEO of a Fortune 500 company • Ordained in the Presbyterian Church • General in the U.S. Army • Recipient of Nobel Peace Prize • Climber to scale three of the world’s tallest peaks • President of a major American university - Harvard • Person of any gender to head the Congressional Budget Office

30%

ASHLEY

Class of 2020 Intern in the Atlanta office of UNpopular Style magazine

OF WOMEN IN CORPORATE AMERICA ARE GRADUATES OF A WOMEN’S COLLEGE

20%

OF WOMEN IN CONGRESS ARE GRADUATES OF A WOMEN’S COLLEGE

GRADUATES OF WOMEN’S COLLEGES ARE ALMOST TWICE AS LIKELY TO EARN A GRADUATE DEGREE AS ANY OTHER GROUP


93% of employers say “a demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than a candidate’s undergraduate major.” The Association of American Colleges and Universities

Wesleyan guarantees career preparation and professional development so students gain knowledge and skills that can transfer to the workplace. Through our From Here to Career program, we teach students to understand how to navigate their own career development journeys. These are building blocks they will continue to use the rest of their lives.

We invite you to spend time on campus, tour a residence hall, attend a class, and meet our students and faculty. To schedule a private visit, or to RSVP for a Preview Day, visit our website at www.wesleyancollege.edu/visit or call (478) 757-5165.

TO MAKE A PLAN


100%

OF WESLEYAN’S FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WILL HAVE AN INTERNSHIP OR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE. (Beginning with the class of 2020)

OUR GRADUATES ARE PREPARED RECENT GRADUATE SCHOOL ACCEPTANCES Columbia University / Emory University / George Washington University / Georgia Institute of Technology / Harvard Divinity School / Hong Kong City University / Loyola University / Mercer University School of Law / Syracuse University / Tufts University / University College London / University of Georgia / University of Southern California

RECENT CAREER DESTINATIONS Amazon / GEICO / McNair, McLemore & Middlebrooks CPA / Navicent Medical Center / Santa Fe Opera / Walt Disney World Resorts / Westmoreland Volunteer Corps / World Future Commission

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Choose between 3 different degree programs: bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, or bachelor of science in nursing.

MAJORS AND MINORS

Accounting • Advertising and Marketing Communication Applied Data Analysis Applied Mathematical Science Art (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Art, Studio • Arts Management Biology • Business Administration Chemistry • Communication • Early Childhood Education Economics • English • Environmental Studies History • International Business Mathematics • Music (non-performance based or voice, organ, piano emphasis) • Neuroscience • Nursing BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing )

Politics and Global Affairs Psychology • Religious Studies • Self-Designed Interdisciplinary Major Spanish • Sport Management • Theatre • Women’s Studies • • Majors also offered as a minor

MINORS ONLY

Art History Asian Studies Business Educational Studies English with a - Literature Emphasis OR - Writing Emphasis Environmental Science Equine-Assisted Therapy Finance Forensic Science French Organizational Behavior Philosophy Political Science Pre-Law Reading

Pre-professional Programs Allied Health Dental Engineering (dual-degree) Law Medicine Pharmacy Seminary Veterinary

30%

OF 2018 GRADUATES EARNED DOUBLE MAJORS


TO SEE THE BIG PICTURE IMPROVE THE WORLD

About three-quarters of Wesleyan students are servant leaders providing more than 7,000 hours of community service each year. Through volunteer work, students develop a sense of purpose as leaders who serve. Wesleyan’s Lane Center provides opportunities for students to work both on and off campus with dozens of agencies.


GET YOUR GAME ON

As members of the USA South Athletic Conference, Wesleyan is home to five NCAA Division III sports: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, and tennis. Led by an outstanding coaching staff and athletic trainer, our Wolves regularly win All-Conference and All-Academic honors.

Award-Winning

EQUESTRIAN TEAM EXPAND YOUR FAITH JOURNEY We are deeply grateful for our long-standing relationship with the United Methodist Church and the spiritual grounding it provides. From this foundation, we embrace opportunities for interdenominational and interfaith dialogue, and celebrate the many religious traditions represented at Wesleyan.

Wesleyan is one of only ten women’s colleges in the U.S. to include an equestrian team in its athletics. Wesleyan competes in the IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) in both hunt seat and western. Students may board their horses at our updated stables located right on campus just a short walk from residence halls.


NORTH CAROLINA

Birmingham

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS WESLEYAN? Wesleyan alumnae represent around the world but the College is located in Macon, Georgia, a town of great heritage and tradition. Located in the center of the state, about 90 miles south of Atlanta, Macon’s metro population is around 220,000. Not huge, but not so small, either. As a “college town” Macon is home to Wesleyan and three other colleges. Downtown Macon is known for its lively arts scene, music venues, breweries, and boutiques. Regional, international, and inventive restaurants line the streets with an eclectic mix of delicious dining options. Visit the Macon and Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information: www.maconga.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Clinton G. Hobbs Vice President for Strategic Enrollment (800) 447-6610 admissions@wesleyancollege.edu

To apply for admission, www.wesleyancollege.edu/apply To schedule a visit, www.wesleyancollege.edu/visit

4760 FORSYTH ROAD / MACON, GA 31210 WWW.WESLEYANCOLLEGE.EDU Wesleyan College is affiliated with The United Methodist Church, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the baccalaureate degree, the master of education in early childhood education, and the master of business administration.

Wesleyan College Viewbook 18/19  

Founded in 1836, Wesleyan was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Every year since then, Wesleyan women have...

Wesleyan College Viewbook 18/19  

Founded in 1836, Wesleyan was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Every year since then, Wesleyan women have...