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 DC 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 30 bachelors, 4 associates degrees, and graduate degrees in areas such as Nursing, Education, Business, and Environmental Science.


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 150 institutions in 38 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 over 32 co-curricular organizations such as Student Government, Greek Life, intramurals, special interest groups, etc.
  • 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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