Founded in 1836, Wesleyan is the first college in THE WORLD chartered to grant degrees to women. Today, we continue to educate women to do the extraordinary in their professions and in service to their communities.
Students choose from 28 majors, including the bachelor of science in nursing, as well as 29 minors, self-designed interdisciplinary studies, and eight pre-professional programs. Wesleyan offers a dual degree in engineering in conjunction with Georgia Institute of Technology, Auburn University, and Mercer University.
Wesleyan draws a global mix of women – about 700 in all – from across the U.S. and from more than 20 countries, bringing to campus a multitude of backgrounds and ethnicities. Our 200-acre lakeside campus in Macon, GA is located just 90 minutes south of Atlanta.
Research shows that students at women's colleges are almost three times more likely to be involved in varsity athletics than at co-ed public universities. Wesleyan is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. Plus, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Equestrian program.
"From Here to Career" is Wesleyan's four-year plan designed to help students make connections between a liberal arts education and success in the workplace. Students are exposed to opportunities geared toward preparing them for life after college, exploring professional and career choices, and developing and demonstrating the knowledge and skills essential for professional success in any field.
Why choose a Women's College? A women's college education creates leaders, communicators, and persuaders who speak up and speak out. Graduating from a women’s college significantly increases a woman’s chances of earning a graduate degree. Women’s college graduates succeed in entering a range of career fields and graduate programs, regardless of their undergraduate major. Research also shows that a women’s college education develops critical skills for life and career. Women’s colleges help students learn to think analytically, bring social and historical perspective to issues, work as part of a team, write and speak effectively, make sound decisions, gain entry to a career, prepare for career change or advancement, and be politically and socially aware. Women’s college alumnae report more in-class experience with making presentations than their peers at other institutions and are more likely to gain leadership experience in student government and campus media. Research also shows that when students receive honest feedback from faculty it predicts gains in physical health, gains in drive to achieve, and higher college GPAs for female college students.
Wesleyan College is committed to women’s education and helping every student find a unique voice and purpose. 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. Our diverse, inclusive community encourages creativity, innovation, and leadership so all graduates are prepared to thrive in a complex world.