Wesley College is an American private, co-educational, liberal arts college, located in Dover, the capital of Delaware.
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.
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, media arts, music, political science and psychology. Majors offered in the professional studies include degrees in nursing, education, physical therapy, accounting and business administration.
As of 2009[update], the institution had approximately 2,500 students. 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. The institution has a second campus in New Castle, Delaware, designed to provide higher education for working adults.
Approximately 51 percent of the student body are female. For the freshman class entering in fall 2007, 67.5 percent of applicants were admitted and 27.2 percent of those actually enrolled.
The institution competes in National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III athletics in the Capital Athletic 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 tennis, men's and women's track & field, and women's volleyball.
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