Located in Macon, Georgia, Wesleyan College is a private, all-women's, liberal arts college first chartered in 1836 as the Georgia Female College. Among the school's most notable aspects, Wesleyan College contains the world's oldest alumnae association, founded in 1852 , and was home to two of the first sororities: the Adelphean Society (1851), now called Alpha Delta Pi, and the Philomathean Society (1852), now Phi Mu, and is alma mater of Catherine Brewer Benson, the first woman to earn a college bachelor's degree.
With about 700 undergraduates, freshman students living in university housing or off campus apartments are divided into four classes, so named: the Green Knights, the Purple Knights, the Red Pirates, and the Golden Hearts - as the college did away with the sorority system in 1914. Wesleyan College remains affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers 35 majors and 29 minors along with pre-professional programs. Additionally, Forbes magazine rated Wesleyan College #15 on its 2009 list of best college buys.
As a part of Macon, Wesleyan College's Georgian style, 200-acre campus provides student housing with access to the city's many festivals, such as: the International Cherry Blossom Festival, the Georgia State Fair, and the Macon Film Festival. Additionally, off campus housing is close to several historic Macon sites and museums like Ocmulgee National Monument, Fort Benjamin Hawkins, and the Allman Brothers Band Museum.
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