Founded in 1836 as the first college in the world for women, Wesleyan College offers an education that leads to lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth. That year, we became the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Since that time, we have sent scores of women out in to the world, to do some pretty amazing things. These incredible women include the first woman to receive a Doctor of Medicine degree and the first women to argue a case before the Georgia Supreme Court. At the college, First for Women is not just a claim to fame – it is a philosophy that separates our learning community from all others. We are anchored in tradition and guided by an innovative spirit. We look back fondly on what we have achieved, and look forward to changing the way women are educated in the next century.