Wiley College Top Questions

Describe your favorite campus traditions.


wiley college is best known for its debate team and acappela choir


Being a historical black college and their debate team.


Our school is best know for two major things, the first is that our school and history was featured in an award winning movie and the second is because of our loving nature.


Wiley College was founded in 1873 by the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church for the purpose of providing education to the "newly freed men" and preparing them for a new life. For over 130 years, the college has been a center of learning for all who sought to enter. Wiley College is best known for ?The Great Debaters.? The Wiley Debate team was coached by Melvin Tolson in 1929 establishing a 10 year winning streak. In 1935, Tolson led the team to the national championship defeating the University of California before an audience of 1100.