Why? Because a small, selective school offers you all the opportunities for leadership – whether as captain of the team, chair of the committee, or president of the class. You'll be free to explore and express yourself in a supportive environment. Our close-knit community campus is a 24/7 exchange of ideas.
Wesleyan offers 31 majors and 27 minors (plus the very cool option of designing your own interdisciplinary major) and pre-professional programs in dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, pharmacy, allied health services, seminary, and veterinary medicine. For women interested in pursuing careers in engineering, Wesleyan offers dual engineering degrees in conjunction with Georgia Institute of Technology, Auburn University, and Mercer University.
Wesleyan also offers two outstanding graduate degree programs for men and women: an Executive Master of Business Administration program and a new Master of Education in Early Childhood Education program. Plus, Wesleyan offers a wide range of undergraduate programming specifically for nontraditional adult students including the popular Encore day program and several evening programs.
Wesleyan is consistently recognized for excellence with national surveys that delve well beyond the usual criteria used to develop popular national college rankings and that look instead at the total college experience, student engagement, and long-term post-graduate success. In fact, according to the 7th annual report of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Wesleyan outperformed the Top 10% of colleges and universities nationally in all five categories studied: active and collaborative learning, enriching educational experiences, level of academic challenge, student-faculty interaction, and supportive campus environment. More about Student Engagement.
The findings of the 2012 Hardwick~Day Comparative Alumnae Research Survey also make a compelling case for the effectiveness of a women's college education. Like many other national studies, the Hardwick-Day findings suggest that a distinctive women's college experience like Wesleyan's creates leaders, communicators, and persuaders; develops critical skills for life and career; enables students to engage with top faculty and resources; and proves its value over a lifetime.
A Wesleyan education is a valuable investment, particularly in today's rapidly changing economic climate. In fact, The Princeton Review and USA TODAY have named Wesleyan among the Best Value Private Colleges in the nation, along with Swarthmore, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. The editors at The Princeton Review also gave Wesleyan a near-perfect academic rating and commended our "rigorous academic atmosphere," "small classes and exceedingly approachable professors," and "unique sisterhood traditions."