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Location
Macon, GA
Undergrads
443
Tuition
$19,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Our athletic center is very nice, and the library is extremely amazing. The one thing I would say about our campus is they need to change our soccer field and gym. On another note, our campus is beautiful and there is a lot of wildlife that run around our campus. Our school has an academic center, tutoring, and lounges to hang out with your friends in.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: I think what sets us apart is how diverse we are. We have so many women from different countries and it is nice to get to know their backgrounds and their cultures. What sets us apart is we are a school founded on sisterhood, and that is still carried with us today. Since it is a small campus we create bonds with people, and it becomes lifetime friendships. That is the indelible moments you want.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Facilities at Wesleyan are uniquely different from other campus. Wesleyan's faculty are more engaged with students and events on campus. Personally, I find my professors easy to approach whether its to discuss a grade, or a situation that might have occurred.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: In the library, we are allowed to sign up for a particular portion of the library where only the person who reserved it can study in.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is an old campus, yet not the original. The original campus was once located closure to downtown, but burned down fifty years ago. However, Wesleyan has more than made up for that fact! each building is beautiful, spacious, and building that have patios or porches have at least two white wicker rocking chairs on them! There is also a great sports facility that includes, an up to date gym, a golf course, tennis court, several other courts for many sports, a track, and an equestrian center. The Wesleyan campus also includes a pond with a lovely bridge, and plenty of green spaces to enjoy nice days!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 327th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 478th
    Best Student Centers
  • 844th
    Best Library
  • 867th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1139th
    Best Athletic Facilities

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Francesca Landsman
Hometown
Marietta, GA
Major
Spanish
Grad Year
2013
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Wesleyan's campus is made up of 200 acres, 80 of which are actively used. Cherry blossom, ginkgo, and magnolia trees are scattered around campus and decorate brick buildings with petals each spring. Thus, it is easy to say that the school's historic value is matched by its overall beauty. Regardless of aesthetics, however, certain facilities have been better maintained than others. Student facilities in the library and Academic Center are in better condition than Porter Gymnasium, one of the athletic centers. Plans for future renovations are in place and will occur as soon as the athletic department receives proper funding. The newest facilities on campus are the Munroe Science Center and the newly renovated Taylor Hall. Each possesses state-of-the-art equipment for its department and has nooks where students can hide away and study. One facility that has both modern and historic resources is the Willet Library. Although it may not have an abundance of certain books, it uses the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) program, which gives students borrowing privileges from college/university libraries all over the state. With more than 400 periodicals and a CIS (computer information systems) lab on the bottom floor, the library offers students adequate resources to succeed in their studies.

Due to Wesleyan being a private institution, the frequency of facility updates/renovations depends on the amount of funding available to the project. Generally speaking, it happens about once every two to four years. Students use the facilities to their fullest capabilities and discover ways to incorporate certain areas into campus activities. The stage in Porter Auditorium is used for STUNT, and many movie screenings and student organization activities take place in Taylor Amphitheater. Regardless of location, there is always plenty to do on campus to help alleviate academic stress.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
20
Campus Size
200 acres
Student Centers
Olive Swann Porter Student Center
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Willet Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Academic Center
  • ADPi fountain
  • Hurdle Café
  • The Loggia
  • OSP porches
Bar on Campus
Wesleyan is a dry campus; therefore, there are no bars on campus.
Bowling on Campus
None, but there is a local bowling alley a few minutes away from campus that is popular amongst Wesleyan students.
Coffeehouse on Campus
The Hurdle Café
Movie Theater on Campus
There is not a movie theater on campus. Fortunately, one can be found a few minutes away on Zebulon Road.
"Green" Initiatives
The school has developed a CAP (climate action plan) to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions on campus and improve other related educational and research efforts. The school has gradually been reducing its rates of energy consumption and has an active recycling program on campus run by the environmental concerns chair of the Student Government Association.
School Slang
  • The AC: Short for the Academic Center, the main student center on campus
  • The Hurdle: The Hurdle Café-an area outside of the dining hall where students can study, hang out, or eat
  • The MAC: Nickname for the Mathews Athletic Center, Wesleyan's most up-to-date athletic facility
  • OSP: Short for Olive Swann Porter-one of the main buildings on campus that houses admissions, campus police, the dining hall, the academic center, and much more
  • Wesleyanne: A nickname for a student at Wesleyan
Traditions
  • Alumnae Weekend: An annual weekend of events hosted by the Alumnae Association that welcomes back Wesleyan alumnae. Activities range from a special candle-lighting ceremony (that welcomes graduating seniors into the alumnae community) to alumnae soccer.
  • Class soccer: Class soccer is one of Wesleyan's most competitive Homecoming traditions. All four classes compete in a two-week tournament for the soccer cup, wearing their class colors and saying the beginning line of their class cheer upon scoring a goal. Players are known for going all-out, so shin guards are highly recommended! All students, excluding members of the varsity soccer team, are permitted to play as long as they attend three practices.
  • Color rush: Another favorite Homecoming tradition that occurs the Friday before Homecoming. Each class has a limited amount of time to completely cover one section of the old soccer field with their class color.
  • Halloween Banquet: An annual banquet hosted the Friday before Halloween by the Student Recreation Council (SRC). The council fills Anderson Dining Hall with seasonal decorations and covers the tables with candy. During the banquet, students can participate in a costume contest that is judged by the "Senior Witches." Senior Witches is a group of seniors that are kept anonymous to students outside of the Student Recreation Council. They are known for parading through dorms and apartments, littering the hallways with candy. Overall, Halloween Banquet is a time for students to dress up, relax, and have fun!
  • Into the Fountain you go!: Students get thrown in the fountain on their birthday and when they get engaged.
  • Madness Wall: As implied by its name, Madness Wall is Homecoming's most competitive tradition! This event kicks off Homecoming and occurs the Sunday before the Homecoming dance. All classes have a limited amount of time to cover a large wall in the Anderson Dining Hall with as much of their class color as possible. Any items that students use must be worn on their person.
  • Pep rallies: Wesleyan pep rallies are held to celebrate sisterhood and usually take place on a Thursday evening around the Alpha Delta Pi fountain. Students take dressing up in sisterhood colors to the next level and usually wear some form of body and/or face paint. After every class arrives, students perform their class cheers and have a good time.
  • Sisterhood: Sisterhood takes the place of Greek life on campus. There is a "big sister, little sister" system that is similar to sororities, but this bond is much deeper than anything obtained through wearing Greek letters. Each class has a sister class: the Green and Purple Knights are sister classes, and the Pirates and Golden Hearts are sister classes. Big sisters and little sisters are personally paired by the junior class (the big sisters). Sisterhood does not stop there, however, because regardless of what class an individual may be in, she is still a sister to every Wesleyan student.
  • STUNT: STUNT is an annual musical competition between classes that raises money for rising-seniors' scholarships. Each class writes a 30-minute musical that is performed in February.
Urban Legends
  • Lake Foster is so polluted that if a student swims in it, she will develop strange growths on her skin.
  • The third floor of Banks Hall is haunted. Students can hear the ghost moving furniture around in the middle of the night.
  • There is a haunted mirror in Porter Auditorium. Students and faculty can occasionally see the young women who committed suicide in the mirror as they pass by.
Favorite Things To Do
Students always look forward to events put on by the Student Recreation Council (SRC), the Campus Activities Board (CAB), and international organizations such as AXIS (Association of eXemplary International Students), Amnesty International, and the French Club. Whether it is glow-in-the-dark "capture the flag," a Quidditch tournament, fun day, an international banquet or international activism, these organizations always have their hands full with participants. On the weekends, some students play sardines, manhunt, or get together as groups to have a Wii party and/or play board games.
Student Newspaper
The Wesleyan Word
wesleyanword.wordpress.com
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
It is impossible to not be involved with something on campus. According to the student handbook, there are 29 different clubs and organizations that students participate in. The five student boards-Student Government Association (SGA), the Student Recreation Council (SRC), the Campus Activities Board (CAB), the Council on Judicial Affairs (CJA), and the Council on Religious Concerns (CRC)-and the international organizations are the most active organizations on campus. A solid majority of the students is usually involved with one of the major boards, as well as another club or organization. Also, students may easily start their own club by following a few procedures. First, create a constitution for the club and get it approved by the Director of Student Activities. Next, acquire the signature of at least eight other students who want to join the club, and then find a faculty adviser. Finally, after submitting everything to the Director of Student Activities, present it to the Student Government Association for approval.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Student government
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No
Did You Know?
  • There are nine departmental leadership groups on campus. In order to join any of these groups, students need to apply to the appropriate department and meet the selection criteria. The leadership groups are: computer resident assistants; junior marshals; orientation leaders; resident advisers; summer conference assistants; WAVE (Wesleyan Admission Volunteer Experience); Wesleyan disciples, and the Pierce, Pioneer, Leadership Program.
  • Wesleyan has a library cat named Libris. He enjoys living on the main floor of the library and greets students as they walk through the door.
  • Porter Auditorium is home to the largest musical instrument in middle Georgia: The Goodwyn-Candler-Panoz organ. It has almost 5,000 pipes!
  • The Bradley House has been home of Wesleyan presidents since 1954.
  • The College's Dice R. Anderson Cabin is used as the office for the arboretum.
  • The smokestack near Physical Plant is a remnant of the days when Wesleyan ran its own steam laundry and heating services. During Homecoming, the returning senior class adds to the graffiti on its wall.
  • Physical Plant houses ground crews, storage, and maintenance for the College. It is also the location of STUNT paints and backdrops.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 19 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 20 responses

  • 5% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 40% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 35% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 20% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 20 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 10% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 65% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

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