Why NC Wesleyan?

The Wesleyan Experience!

Education can make a huge difference in someone’s life. But how that education is delivered will make the biggest difference of all. At NC Wesleyan University, we promise to deliver a quality education to students that is personal, practical and purpose-driven.

So, why NC Wesleyan? North Carolina Wesleyan University offers a best-in-class value and a personally tailored private higher education experience.  We invest in each and every student we accept by providing individualized awards, scholarships and grants. Wesleyan is YOUR hometown University that is Personal. Practical, and Purpose-Driven. Our faculty, staff and administration support the following Core Pillars of Distinction at the university:


  • One-on-One Mentoring
  • Warm, Friendly Community
  • Known By Faculty & Staff
  • Access to Administration
  • Your “Hometown” University

Personal Focus… through mentoring and the connections we provide. Often, this is accomplished through connections with our admissions team in the early part of the recruitment process. Open houses, new student convocation, one-to-one mentoring with faculty and staff, social events, enrichment programs, student clubs, sports teams, and other activities reinforce personal connections. These connections develop more profoundly into the family and community atmosphere that many of our students positively acknowledge. This atmosphere is the number one reason students choose Wesleyan and stay here. So, why NC Wesleyan? Those close connections, research opportunities, and the ability to be active in our community, support our mission, vision, and core values.


  • Access to Industry Experts
  • Hands-on Research Activities
  • Credentials Built into Degrees
  • Practical Skills Academy
  • Accredited Programs 

Practical Learning… by helping you develop lifelong skills. We offer programs designed to empower and connect students with the resources needed to enhance their academic and personal development. Wesleyan is a place where students realize their potential as critically engaged and informed citizens, contributing to their success and the well-being of their communities and society as a whole. Faculty and staff guide students as they develop practical skills that are broadly useful, fully transferable, and applicable to any challenge or career. The skills cultivated by our faculty and built into our curriculum include critical thinking and reflection, communication, collaboration, and information technology.


  • Leadership Development Program
  • Career Assessments & Experiences
  • Value-Focused Student Organizations
  • Community Outreach Opportunities
  • Faith Development Activities

Purpose-driven Approach… by helping you fulfill your purpose in life. As students enroll at Wesleyan to explore their interests, faculty and staff guide them to become PURPOSE-DRIVEN in their studies, activities, and community involvement. We believe that higher education is just the beginning of a lifelong journey of learning, growing, and striving to fulfill your purpose in life. Every day, we have a responsibility to prepare our students for that journey and provide all the resources necessary for their success.

Professional Skills Attainment


Top Reasons Why NC Wesleyan!

Unique Facilities

Get a snapshot of our 200-acre campus through the eyes of a lens by viewing some of the distinctive structures that make our campus unique, such as our Indoor Sports & Education Facility, Gateway Center for Business, The Dunn Center, Shaw Complex and more.

Promise of Work Experiences

Wesleyan is dedicated to assisting students in their professional development, offering resources and guidance for hands-on learning experiences through internships, apprenticeships and job shadowing opportunities.

Books Are Included in Tuition

Yes, it’s true. The cost of books is included in tuition. No hidden or separate fees, just you saving money!

Applied Learning

Encounter meaningful, real-world experiences through research and hands-on development with faculty, faith development and student athletic opportunities with our applied learning approach.

North Carolina Wesleyan University offers traditional, accelerated, online, and hybrid degree options. Enroll today!

What Our Students Are Saying about why they chose NC Wesleyan.

Why NC Wesleyan is Worth It!

Is a college degree still worth the time, effort and money that it takes to obtain one?
At NC Wesleyan University, we think it most definitely is and here’s why.