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Wesley College
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Former names
Wilmington Conference Academy
Wesley Collegiate Institute
MottoGreat Things Await
Type Private liberal arts college
Established1873
Affiliation United Methodist Church
PresidentRobert E. Clark
Students2,320
Location Dover, Delaware, United States
CampusSmall city
50 acres
Athletics NCAA Division III
Atlantic East Conference
ColorsBlue and white
NicknameWolverines
Website wesley.edu

Wesley College is an American private, co-educational, liberal arts college, located in Dover, the capital of Delaware.

History

The institution was founded in 1873 as a preparatory school called Wilmington Conference Academy. It became a two-year college in 1918, and was renamed the Wesley Collegiate Institute. The institution conferred its first four-year degrees in 1978. [1]

Academics

Many of its students pursue a liberal arts program of study. Majors offered in the liberal arts include American studies, English, history, international studies, liberal studies, mathematics, biology,biological chemistry,environmental science, media arts, music, philosophy and religion, political science and psychology. Majors offered in the professional studies include degrees in law and justice, nursing, education, physical therapy, accounting and business administration.

Statistics

As of 2016, the institution had approximately 1,600 students. [2] Full-time students made up 85.7 percent of the student population, and non-traditional, adult students (aged 25 or over) comprised 14.3 percent.

Approximately 51 percent of the student body are female. [3] For the freshman class entering in fall 2007, 67.5 percent of applicants were admitted and 27.2 percent of those actually enrolled.

Athletics

The institution competes in National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III athletics in the Atlantic East Conference. Its teams are known as the Wolverines. Among the varsity sports offered are baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, golf, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's track & field, and women's volleyball. Since the Atlantic East is a non-football league, that team competes in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Notable alumni

See also

References

  1. ^ "State of Delaware - Delaware Public Archives - Kent County Markers". Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "About Wesley" Archived February 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Wesley College.
  3. ^ "Wesley College - Best College - US News". Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  4. ^ William N. Andrews
  5. ^ "GILCHREST, Wayne Thomas - Biographical Information". Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  6. ^ Joe Callahan (American football)
  7. ^ "Meet Charles Oberly". Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  9. ^ http://legis.delaware.gov/legislature.nsf/0/dd6f40db63c8522b852569d8005369fa?OpenDocument&TableRow=1.5.1#1.5.
  10. ^ "Saint John's University - The Gagliardi Trophy". Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  11. ^ "Robinson Standing Out For Philadelphia Soul - Wesley". Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  12. ^ Carolyn Bunny Welsh
  13. ^ http://www.wesley.edu/news/wesley-unveils-annie-jump-cannon-historical-marker. Missing or empty |title= ( help)
  14. ^ http://www.gowesleyathletics.com/sports/fball/2010-11/bios/Justin_Sottilare?view=bio. Missing or empty |title= ( help)

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