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Location
Macon, GA
Undergrads
443
Tuition
$19,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Freshman

Academics: I have already declared my major as political science. My courses are very good and I enjoy them. The professors help you every step of the way.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Wesleyan has many different academic options and amazing programs! It's a small college, so the professors actually help you more than if you went to a big university.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: I have been extremely pleased with the academics at Wesleyan College. They are very demanding yet very rewarding at the same time. I feel that I am pushed to try very hard yet encouraged by my professors.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics here are very good with acessible and dedicated professors to teach them. As for the curriculum, there are a wide array of subjects to choose from with the popular ones being Biology, Economics and the arts. The workload is manageable in most aspects and there are pleanty of teaching assistants to help you in times of need.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are extremely challenging but the professors will be willing to help you if you need anything. You will find out their office hours at the beginning of the year and trust me, they will be willing to see you. Also, hold on to your syllabus like it is your life because they do go by that syllabus and it will tell you all of the necessary projects and assignments.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 27th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 66th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 98th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 135th
    Smartest Professors
  • 201st
    Most Available Classes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Francesca Landsman
Hometown
Marietta, GA
Major
Spanish
Grad Year
2013
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As noted on the school's website, Wesleyan offers undergraduate degrees in 31 major and 26 minor academic programs, creating a diverse curriculum that equips women with knowledge and skills to create their own futures. As a liberal arts college, Wesleyan provides an eclectic foundation designed to challenge a student to her fullest potential and permit her to flourish in all areas of academia. All divisions are considered to be strong assets to the school; yet, certain departments within each group are more substantial than others, including English, psychology, biology, business, and education, just to name a few. As a result of the rising demand for science and business programs, Wesleyan has adjusted its financial distribution in a manner that gives these two divisions a larger concentration of funding. Due to this emphasis, other departments like foreign languages, art, and physics lack sufficient resources, therefore, being weaker in overall quality and potential. That being said, however, those departments persevere around necessity and develop rigorous courses that benefit students majoring in those areas.

Although a few qualities of academia are not up to standard, Wesleyan’s reputation remains justified through the dedication of faculty members. Every professor has high expectations of his or her students and teaches the subjects with unparalleled excellence and enthusiasm. Even if they do not always follow the syllabus word for word, the professors are one of Wesleyan’s greatest treasures.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
10:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
46
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
29
Total FT Faculty
46
Faculty with Terminal Degree
96%
Average Faculty Salary
$55,703
Full-Time Retention Rate
81%
Graduation Rate
48%
Programs/Majors Offered
32
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 87%
  • 20 to 49 students: 12%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Professional Studies
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 2%
  • Business Administration and Management: 16%
  • Elementary Education: 7%
  • Psychology: 5%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
  • Urban semester
Online Courses
Wesleyan offers hybrid courses, which are courses that meet 50 percent in class and 50 percent online. Hybrid courses range from "Elementary Spanish" to "Math Reasoning."
Best Places to Study
  • The Academic Center
  • The Hurdle CafĂ©
  • Joshua Cup
  • Smart room in the Academic center
  • Trice A and Trice B
  • Willet Library cubicles
  • Willet Library, first and third floors
Tips to Succeed
  • Be open-minded; Wesleyan is very unique compared to other academic institutions.
  • Be yourself.
  • Buy and use a planner.
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help. Tutors are available for students free of charge.
  • Don't get overinvolved with extracurricular activities. Pick a few organizations or volunteer groups to commit to that will work with your schedule.
  • Establish a close relationship with your professors. They want to be there for you.
  • Go to class! Most professors have an attendance policy.
  • Make new friends!
  • Make time to study, and do your homework.
  • Respect others, and you will be respected in return.
  • Take advantage of a professor's availability.
Did You Know?
  • Most students select their own adviser to help them manage their schedule. It is common for someone to take anywhere from 12 to 17 credit hours each semester.
  • Course registration is conducted online. After being cleared by her adviser, a student is able to add or drop a course within a given period of time stated by the registrar's office.
  • Don't see a desired major listed in Wesleyan's academic catalog? The self-designed interdisciplinary major allows a student to create her own program of study.
  • Wesleyan offers a master's of education program!

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 17 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 19 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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