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Academics

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."

Student Body

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!"

Campus Life

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 healthy] options."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mary Ann Steinbach
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
4760 Forsyth Road
Macon, GA 31210

Phone
478-757-5206

Email
admissions@wesleyancollege.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Library with 24 hour access
Matthews Athletic Center
Equestrian Center
Arboretum
Lake

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown restaurants and shops
AmStar 16 Cinema & IMAX
Pinstrikes Bowling & Entertainment Center
The Shoppes at River Crossing
Hay House

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday, some Saturdays
8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time)
478-757-5206

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 Airport. Groome Transportation shuttle bus is available for trips to and from the airport. Taxis and public bus transportation are also available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Wesleyan College is located near Interstate 75 and Interstate 475 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

Admissions

Applicants: 890
Acceptance Rate: 48%
Average HS GPA: 3.37






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