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Tuition & Fees

$29,752

$29,752

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
7%
500-599
33%
400-499
46%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
32%
400-499
44%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
30%
400-499
44%
300-399
18%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
35%
18-23
38%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
36%
12-17
30%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
39%
18-23
44%
12-17
12%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
-

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,388
Declined + 401
Total Received 1,789
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Private (nonprofit)

1,390

undergraduate students

121

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Exercise Science
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 5905
ACT 4544

School Facts

West Virginia Wesleyan, founded in 1890, is a church-affiliated college. Its 110-acre campus is located in Buckhannon, in north-central West Virginia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,511
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Buckhannon, WV

110-acre campus in Buckhannon (population: 5,683), 30 miles from Clarksburg and 135 miles from Pittsburgh. Major airport serves Pittsburgh; smaller airport and bus serve Clarksburg. School operates transportation to Clarksburg airport.

West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, WV 26201

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
79%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 25% of male students
 
4 sororities 25% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
7%
500-599
33%
400-499
46%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
32%
400-499
44%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
30%
400-499
44%
300-399
18%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
35%
18-23
38%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
36%
12-17
30%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
39%
18-23
44%
12-17
12%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,388
Declined + 401
Total Received 1,789

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Essay
Geographical residence
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation

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Admissions Contact

John Waltz
Director of Admission
P: 800 722-9933
F: 304 473-8108
admissions@wvwc.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,249,981
State $1,120,202
Institutional $15,645,726
Other external $0
Total $19,015,909

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $1,995,000
Institutional $5,078,443
Other external $574,936
Total $7,648,379

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain East Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Bobcat
School colors
orange and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Art Therapy
Athletic Training
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry Hygiene Officer
Communications Studies
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Fine Arts/Writing
Gender Studies
Graphic Design
History
International Business
International Studies
Management
Marketing
Materials Chemistry
Mathematics
Media Studies
Music
Music Education
Music Theatre
Nursing
Pharmaceutical Science
Philosophy
Philosophy/Religion
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations
Religion
Religious Studies
Secondary Education
Sociology
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

92%

1,390
students

Female
54%
757

Male
46%
633

Graduate

8%

121
students

Female
74%
90

Male
26%
31

undergraduateFull-time

97%

1,357
students

Female
55%
743

Male
45%
614

undergraduatePart-time

3%

33
students

Female
43%
14

Male
57%
19

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Japan
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact


Director of Intercultural Relations
304 473-8440

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