Wesleyan College: Narrative Description

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4760 Forsyth Rd.
Macon, GA 31210-4462
Tel: (478)477-1110
Free: 800-447-6610
Admissions: (478)757-5206
Fax: (478)757-4030
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wesleyancollege.edu/


Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, women only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1836. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus with easy access to Atlanta. Endowment: $35.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $26,923. Educational spending 2003-04: $8274 per student. Total enrollment: 639. Faculty: 74 (50 full-time, 24 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 400 applied, 55% were admitted. 34% from top 10% of their high school class, 66% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 2 class presidents, 7 valedictorians, 11 student government officers. Full-time: 435 students. Part-time: 132 students. Students come from 27 states and territories, 31 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 31% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 18% international, 13% 25 or older, 63% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; business/marketing; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Mercer University, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2, 2/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 8/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2, 3/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $18,350 includes full-time tuition ($10,050), mandatory fees ($850), and college room and board ($7450). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $320 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Recreation Council, Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, Council on Religious Concerns, Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: homecoming, Stunt, Spring Bandfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 622 college housing spaces available; 342 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: women-only housing available. Lucy Lester Willet Memorial Library with 141,818 books, 32,942 microform titles, 630 serials, 6,553 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $398,625. 24 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located in suburban Macon. There are 5 other coed colleges within a 60-mile radius of Macon.

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