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Study at North Carolina Wesleyan College

North Carolina Wesleyan College is located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. It was established in 1956, and is a four-year liberal arts college. The campus is spread across an area of 200 acres. The college offers bachelor's degrees in diverse Course Topics. Students can choose from courses in environmental science, theater, sociology, mathematics, chemistry, and accounting, among others.

The athletics teams of North Carolina Wesleyan College are nicknamed the Battling Bishops. The college is a member of the USA South Athletic Conference and the NCAA Division III. The Battling Bishops participate in a number of sports including basketball, tennis, softball, and baseball. The college also has several student-run groups and organizations such as the Science Club, Alpha Phi Sigma, Music Club, Habitat for Humanity, and Cinematography Club.

Profile of North Carolina Wesleyan College

North Carolina Wesleyan College is located in Rocky Mount, NC (a small city). The school is a United Methodist school. North Carolina Wesleyan College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

North Carolina Wesleyan College is known for its programs in business and management, computer science and engineering, and security and law enforcement.

North Carolina Wesleyan College Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 410. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 420 and 550. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


North Carolina Wesleyan College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 1, 583 enrolled students in 2007. A large number of students at North Carolina Wesleyan College are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. North Carolina Wesleyan College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the USA South Atlantic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"North Carolina Wesleyan College prepares students for responsible participation in their communities, professional advancement, and lifelong learning. The College provides degree programs and other educational opportunities for residential, commuting and adult students. The liberal arts are the foundation of Wesleyan's curriculum for all undergraduate programs. Instruction emphasizes critical thinking, analytical reasoning, reading, writing, speaking, making informed ethical decisions, and using the new information technologies. Students choose from a variety of majors, all of which help prepare students for rewarding personal lives, good citizenship, and productive careers. The program Rocky Mount for residential and commuting students emphasizes small classes and individual attention. It also provides strong student support services and encourages student development through co-curricular activities. . . . "

North Carolina Wesleyan College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management198business management, accounting
Security and Law Enforcement54criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering36computer and info science
Therapy and Counselling31psychology
Liberal Arts13English, history, sociology, political science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8exercise science
Science5biology, chemistry
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Religion and Philosophy1religion
Education and Teaching0early childhood education, middle school teaching
Hospitality0hospitality management
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Contact: North Carolina Wesleyan College

North Carolina Wesleyan College

3400 N Wesleyan Blvd

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

General Phone: (252) 985-5100


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