Wesley College

Wesley College is a small private Methodist college that traces its history back to 1873.


Wesley College is located in Dover, which is the capital city of Delaware.

  • 3 hours from New York City
  • 2 hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore
  • 1.5 hours from Philadelphia
  • 1 hour south of the University of Delaware (located in Newark, Delaware)
  • 30 minutes from the beach

Student population

Wesley College is home to approximately 1,500 students on the Dover campus which provides a community-oriented experience to its students.


At Wesley College, students can choose from 28 bachelor’s; graduate degrees in areas such as Nursing, Education, Business, and Environmental Science; and several certificate programs.

Fast Facts

Founded in 1873, Wesley College is considered to be one of Delaware’s oldest private colleges. Originally, the institution was founded as a preparatory school called Wilmington Conference Academy.

  • As a member of the International Student Exchange Program, Wesley College offers its students opportunities to study abroad at more than 300 institutions in 50 countries.
  • Located in the historic district of Delaware’s capital city.
  • Wesley College is partnered with the Schwartz Center for the Arts, allowing the college to provide cultural programs for the students and local community.
  • Students participate in a variety of 40 co-curricular organizations including Student Government, Student Activities Board, Greek Life, intramurals and recreation, academic clubs, special interest groups and community service groups.
  • 98% of full-time students receive financial aid comprised of scholarships, institutional grands, federal and state grants, student loans, work-study, and on-campus employment.

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