Founded | 1882
Moved to present location in Washington, DC | 1958
Affiliation | The United Methodist Church
Wesley is one of the most diverse seminaries in the world. Within the community of about 500 students, 56% are women, 43% are an ethnic minority, and 38 denominations are represented. Clubs and organizations on campus include Association of Black Seminarians, Episcopal Student Union, Korean Student Association, Open Room, Of Sacred Worth, LOGOS, Multicultural Fellowship, Plumbline, Presbyterian Student Organization, Student Council, Unitarian Universalist Student Association, The Writing Group, Wesley Student Fellowship, and Wesley Ambassadors. New student groups are regularly formed based on the needs and interests of the community.
About 30% of the student body lives on campus in 2 residence halls, including both standard dorm style rooms and apartments.
Wesley is located in the Northwest quadrant of the District of Columbia, directly adjacent to American University. Wesley's campus consists of a chapel, library, residence hall, apartment building, administrative building, dining hall, faculty offices. classrooms, and community meeting areas. Wesley students have the privilege of using the library and wellness facilities at American University. Wesley is also a member of the Washington Theological Consortium which affords students the opportunity to take classes at and use the library facilities of any member institution. Wesley has long been a leader in promoting the intersection of Arts and Theology and in that vein boasts an art studio with changing exhibits and several artists in residence each semester.
Tuition is $520 per credit hour. Student fees are $266/semester for those taking 4 or more credits or $208/semester less than four credits.
Both Need-Based and Merit-Based financial aid is available. 34% of students receive Merit-Based aid.
Introductory lecture classes average 30-60 students in size. Discussion based classes generally include 6-10 students.