With a near perfect score of 99.6, Wesleyan College ranks as the second best Christian College in Georgia according to EDsmart. Emory University ranked first with a score of 100.
Chartered as the Georgia Female College on December 23, 1836, Wesleyan was founded through the efforts of a group of Macon citizens and the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church as evidence of their concern for the education of women. Wesleyan is grateful for her long-standing relationship with the United Methodist Church and the spiritual grounding it provides. From this foundation, the College embraces opportunities for interdenominational and interfaith dialogue, and celebrates the many religious traditions represented at Wesleyan.
EDsmart gathered information from the U.S. Department of Education websites, College Scorecard and College Navigator, in order to help students assess the affordability and value of top Christian colleges in Georgia. The rankings are based on data that covers four main areas:
Cost (average net price)
Academic quality (graduation rate)
Student satisfaction (retention rate)
Salary After Attending (the median earnings of former students who received federal financial aid, at 10 years after entering the school)
Wesleyan College is committed to making it financially feasible for any admitted student to attend. Along with financial aid from federal, state, and institutional funds including grants, loans, and student employment, Wesleyan awards scholarships, including several from United Methodist organizations.
The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) is a non-profit foundation that has been helping students pay for college since 1965. UMHEF is committed to supporting the dreams of students who want to attend college at a United Methodist college, university, or seminary of their choice. The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (www.GBHEM.org) of the United Methodist Church annually awards a number of scholarships to United Methodist students attending Wesleyan.
Furthermore, Wesleyan students who major or minor in Religious Studies or Philosophy and earn a 3.0 GPA or higher have the unique opportunity of guaranteed admission into a Master of Divinity or Master of Religious Life program at Emory's Candler School of Theology (one of the top theological schools in the country).