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We are a Christian liberal arts University located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, that fosters a lifelong passion for service and a commitment to learning.

Staying true to our 1849 mission, students have chartered their own paths and, with strong ties of community and a network of servant leaders, made historic strides around the globe by influencing positive change.

A tradition of academic excellence
By integrating Christian faith into various academic disciplines such as business administration, Waynesburg University will teach you how your choices influence others and how your decisions can shape the world.

As a business major, you can choose from a wide variety of internships that will give you practical application and real-world experiences. Recently our students have completed business internships at 84 Lumber Co., Bayer Corporation, Mylan Inc., PNC Bank, and Sherwin-Williams, to name a few. 

The Department of Business Administration at Waynesburg University was recently awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), affirming its commitment to excellence in business education.

We offer an accounting major with focuses in forensic and public accounting, as well as a business administration major with options to focus on entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, marketing, and sports management. 

A tradition of servant leadership
At Waynesburg University, we connect faith, service, and learning, a distinguishing feature in academia. Our students, faculty, and staff spend approximately 50,000 hours each year working to improve the lives of others.

While we guide you in developing specific skills and talents on your academic journey, we will also provide you with opportunities to apply and sharpen them through service.

As a business student, you can choose to serve others with your business acumen by performing free tax assistance for local families, developing work schedules and managing sales for a seasonal local nonprofit retailer, or creating your own service project.

A tradition of Christ-centered education
We want to prepare you for life after college by providing a variety of experiences for you to find your true calling. You may choose to practice your faith every Tuesday at Chapel, in your classes, in a prayer or Bible study group, through your artwork, while you’re serving others, or in your own individual way.

Wesley Hershelman, a 2014 accounting alumnus who completed an impressive internal audit internship with Mylan Inc., one of the world’s leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies, faithfully ties his Christian roots into business.

“As an emerging business professional, I see the demand for Christians in the business world,” said Hershelman. “Waynesburg has given me opportunities to grow in my faith while studying to become an effective leader in business for Christ.”

Faith is an integral part of our mission and is reinforced in the classroom. You will be provided with opportunities to discuss theory and application of faith in your profession. We would love for you to come and experience the sense of community that fosters spiritual growth.

A tradition of affordability
We try our best to stay affordable so that cost is not the determining factor in your college decision. Genuine care
for you and your future motivates us to keep a meticulous eye on fiscal responsibility, allowing us to continually keep our full tuition, room, and board around $30,000 a year.

The University’s recent designation as a Best Value School for the North by U.S.News & World Report exemplifies the value of a Waynesburg University education.

As defined by U.S.News & World Report, schools named to the list are above average academically and cost considerably less than many other schools when the financial aid that they dispense, in the form of need-based grants and scholarships, is taken into account.

Won’t you feel better when you have made your college decision? Schedule a visit at www.waynesburg.edu/visit and apply online at http://apply.waynesburg.edu.



Location: Waynesburg University is located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, one hour south of Pittsburgh and easily accessible from I-79. Three graduate education centers are located in the immediate Pittsburgh region.

Founded: 1849

Enrollment: 1,400 traditional undergraduate; 1,000 graduate and professional

Character: Private Christian university founded by Cumberland Presbyterian Church; Council for Christian Colleges and Universities member

Faculty: 128; 13:1 student-fac-ulty ratio; 25 average class size

Academics: More than 70 academic concentrations; top five areas: Business, Communication, Education, Nursing, and Law

Athletics: 18 men’s and women’s varsity sports competing in the NCAA Division III Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC)

Financial Aid: More than 90% of Waynesburg University students receiving financial aid

Outcomes: Within one year of graduation, 96% of Waynesburg University students reported working full time or attending graduate school.