Students Say

To many of its students, the words “sisterhood” and “tradition” are synonymous with Wesleyan College. Founded in 1836, Wesleyan “was the first college [chartered] to offer degrees to women.” This private women’s college located in Macon, Georgia, is “all about community, academics, and faith.” Students say, “Everyone develops into a big family.” Although this “diverse college full of brilliant women [is] devoted to sisterhood and tradition,” it still manages to “[balance] more modern ideas and practices.” Students compliment the “academic rigor, supportive atmosphere, diverse student body, nice facilities, and excellent classroom environment.”

Overview

Applicants
829
Acceptance Rate
45%

GPA Breakdown


Test Scores

SAT Reading
445 - 560
SAT Math
425 - 550
ACT Composite
18 - 23

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
January 15

Regular
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Overall

Students Say

To many of its students, the words “sisterhood” and “tradition” are synonymous with Wesleyan College. Founded in 1836, Wesleyan “was the first college [chartered] to offer degrees to women.” This private women’s college located in Macon, Georgia, is “all about community, academics, and faith.” Students say, “Everyone develops into a big family.” Although this “diverse college full of brilliant women [is] devoted to sisterhood and tradition,” it still manages to “[balance] more modern ideas and practices.” Students compliment the “academic rigor, supportive atmosphere, diverse student body, nice facilities, and excellent classroom environment.” Professors and academics receive the most praise. “Professors are definitely the best part of Wesleyan. [They are] totally dedicated and engaging.” With hardly a negative word against them on student surveys, these “excellent,” “open-minded” professors teach “challenging” material, and although they tend to be “strict,” they are also “nice” and “encourage critical thinking and looking at things from different perspectives.” “The professors here actually care about you, so don’t be surprised when you receive an e-mail asking why you were not in class the previous day!” Classes may be “challenging” but “the academic experience is worth the cost of tuition.” “The atmosphere is very uplifting and supportive,” and students ensure, “There is no failing unless you absolutely, positively strive to fail.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
2
with Terminal Degree
47

28
Women
8
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
98%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Hon. Cynthia D. Wright
Superior Court Judge, Fulton County, Georgia

Janice Mays
Chief Counsel and Staff Director, Ways and Means C

Toni Jennings
Lt. Governor State of Florida

Charlene Payne Kammerer
1st woman Bishop of the SE Jurisdiction of the UMC

Kathryn Stripling Byer
Nationally acclaimed award-winning poet

Sandra Deer
Internationally acclaimed playwright

Neva Langley Fickling
Georgia's 1st and only Miss America

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
77
Application Deadlines
Jun 15
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School
State Aid

Bang For Your Buck

On average, Wesleyan’s tuition is about 50 percent less than the national average for private colleges. In addition, the university spends $4 million annually for student scholarships, grants, and campus jobs. Every year, Wesleyan awards nearly 100 scholarships, which are based on need. The average scholarship is more than $6,000. Scholarships recognize not only academic achievement but also leadership and artistic talent. Prospective students do not have to apply for individual scholarships. Wesleyan automatically matches prospective students with scholarships during the admissions process. One student maintains that the reason she chose Wesleyan was “the amount of money I was offered in scholarships. Wesleyan gave me the most merit-based scholarship money.” Georgia residents with a 3.0 GPA or better qualify for the $3,000 HOPE scholarship and receive an additional $1,000 from the Georgia Tuition Equalization Program.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,660

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,845

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,771

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,755

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
49%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$13,915

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$19,750
Required Fees
$150
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$2,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,150
Transportation for Commuters
$800

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Students at Wesleyan “are all very different from places all over the world.” “The great international population leads to diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.” They are different “in terms of political views, religious affiliation, and sexual orientation,” and they are “opinionated.” Some are “young and vibrant ready to tackle the world, while some are older ladies with children and jobs but [all] take pride in their education.” What ties these students together is academics, sisterhood, and honor code. “The sisterhood program is an amazing tool that helps those who need a support system.” “By being assigned a big sister, we have an easier way of adjusting and meeting new people.” “There are sisterhood pep rallies every two months, which unite the school as a whole.” Unity is important at an all-women school. As noted by one student, “We are all female, so we bump heads occasionally.” Due to all the positive comments on student surveys, most would probably echo this comment of a fellow student: “I have had an amazing four years here, and I don’t want to leave!”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
665
Out of State
8%

International
25%
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

2.07%
Asian
35.40%
African-American
5.46%
Hispanic
51.22%
Caucasian
2.64%
Unknown
25.24%
International

100% female
0% male
8% are out of state

Overview

Students Say

Life at Wesleyan College is not one big party. Students are “very studious and competitive in the classroom.” “Everyone came here to get a good education, and that’s what drives most of us here.” The campus is dry. If you stay on campus, “you have to make your own fun. “It is small and quiet, a good place to study without all the distractions.” “Students are usually very busy with classes and most are involved with some kind of school club/organization, so people don’t typically spend a lot of time off campus.” “If on-campus facilities are closed—the gym, athletic building, barn, science or music building, academic center, etc.—then there are plenty of off-campus facilities, usually within walking distance.” “The Macon area has many clubs in it so a lot of girls gather up large groups and hit the town on the weekends. There is a movie theatre five minutes up the road that plays all the latest movies.” Although the campus “has lots of trees and good places to take walks,” some students would like to see a few improvements. “Upgrades to buildings need to be done,” and “the food (has improved drastically) but we need more [vegetarian and health] options.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
76%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
74
First-Year Students living on campus
82%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
88

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
40
Number of Honor Societies
12

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
10

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

17% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports ()
0 Sports

Women's Sports (Wolves)
5 Sports

Basketball
Equestrian Sports
Soccer
Softball
Tennis

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Mercer University

Sustainability

Green Rating
75

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
24

Average Number of PC's per Lab
24

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Steve Farr
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs

Address
Office of Admissions
4760 Forsythe Road
Macon, GA 312104462

Phone
4787575206

Email
sfarr@wesleyancollege.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Historic quad of buildings Georgian brick design
Equestrian and Fitness Centers
Lake
Residence Halls
Art Galleries

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown restaurants and shops
Historical Buildings
Hay House
River's Crossing

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday, some Saturdays
8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time)
4787575206

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8:30 to 5:00 M-F, call for other available times
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Please call for information

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@wesleyancollege.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
None

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Wesleyan is approximately 80 miles from Atlanta International Airpot. Groome shuttle bus is available for trips to and from the airport. Taxis are also available as is public bus transportation

Driving Instructions to Campus
Wesleyan College is located near Interstate 75 and is easily reached from any direction. Traveling south from the Atlanta area or north from Valdosta, take I-75 to I-475. Take the Zebulon Road exit. Turn right from the south and left from the north onto Zebulon Road. Take Zebulon Road 2.6 miles until it dead ends at Forsyth Road. Turn right. Wesleyan is 1/2 mile on the right. Traveling from Savannah or the East Coast, take I-16 to I-75 south. Exit Hardeman Avenue and turn right. Wesleyan is approximately 5 miles on the left. Traveling west from Alabama and Columbus, take US 80 to I-475 north. Exit right on Zebulon Road. Take Zebulon Road 2.6 miles until it dead ends at Forsyth Road. Wesleyan is 1/2 mile on the right.

Local Accommodations
Jameson Inn Plantation Drive 1-475, Zebulon road, Exit #9 478-474-8004 Fairfield Inn by Marriot 110 Plantation Drive I-475, Xebulon Road, Exit #9 478-474-9922 1842 Inn 353 College Street 800-336-1842 Holiday Inn - Northside I-75, Arkwright Road, Exit #169 478-474-2610 Hampton Inn I-75, Arkwright Road, Exit #169 478-471-0060