Wesleyan College

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4760 Forsyth Road

Macon, GA 31210-4462

Phone: (478) 477-1110
2013-2014 Tuition
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#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Wesleyan College is a private institution that was founded in 1836. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 648, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wesleyan College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 161. Its tuition and fees are $19,750 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Forever first for women's education - striving for excellence, grounded in faith, and engaged in service to the world. Founded in 1836 as the first college in the world for women, Wesleyan College offers an education that leads to lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth. Our academic community attracts those with a passion for learning and making a difference. The Wesleyan experience has four cornerstones: Academics, Women, Faith, and Community. We believe that real education is a lifelong endeavor, fueled by curiosity, challenge, and discovery. Providing a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning and growth. Mention the term "women's college" and most people envision ivy-covered towers in the U.S. northeast. However, Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, a four-year liberal arts college founded in 1836, has the distinction of being the world's first degree-granting college for women. Today it is recognized as one of the nation's most diverse and affordable selective colleges. Students value the College's tradition of service, small classes, beautiful residence halls and picturesque campus. Wesleyan is committed to the goals of educating women to understand and appreciate the liberal and fine arts and preparing them for careers through high-quality professional programs.

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School type private, women's college
Year founded 1836
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $54,967,937


When applying to Wesleyan College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are January 15 and November 15, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Wesleyan College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 50.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 50.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Wesleyan College is 10:1, and the school has 87.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wesleyan College include: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other; Psychology, General; Social Sciences, General; Visual and Performing Arts, General; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 46%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 16%
Psychology, General 12%
Social Sciences, General 9%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 9%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 7%

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Student Life

Wesleyan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 648, with a gender distribution of 0 percent male students and 100 percent female students. At this school, 75 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 25 percent of students live off campus. Wesleyan College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 709
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Wesleyan College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Wesleyan College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Wesleyan College, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Wesleyan College.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Wesleyan College, 67.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,911.

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Tuition and fees $19,750 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,600 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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