Alderson-Broaddus University

Philippi, WV

Alderson-Broaddus University

Philippi, WV

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Tuition & Fees

$29,220

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
63%
12-17
16%
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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,698
Declined 2,405
Total Received 4,103
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Private

981

undergraduate students

71

graduate students

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School Facts

Alderson-Broaddus University, founded in 1871 as Broaddus College, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. In 1932 it merged with Alderson Junior College. Its 170-acre campus is located in Philippi, WV.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,052
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.

170-acre campus in Philippi (population: 3,380), 150 miles south of Pittsburgh. Major airport serves Pittsburgh; smaller airport serves Bridgeport (35 miles); bus and train serve Clarksburg (35 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Benedum

Alderson–Broaddus University
101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, WV
26416

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
84%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • AAPA/Hu C. Myers Society
  • Alpha Beta Nu
  • Student Athletic Advisory Committee
  • Sigma Alpha Iota
  • Kappa Xi Omega

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Greek Week
  • Gold Rush Games
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • emergency notification system, lighted pathways and sidewalks

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
59%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
63%
12-17
16%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.2

Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,698
Declined 2,405
Total Received 4,103

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Applied Mathematics, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Criminology
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Environmental Science
General Studies
Graphic Design
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Studies, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Music Teacher Education
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

1,052

total students

37%

in-state

63%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

981
students

Female
46%
450

Male
54%
531

7%

71
students

Female
61%
43

Male
39%
28

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

934
students

Female
45%
417

Male
55%
517

5%

47
students

Female
71%
33

Male
29%
14

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 55%
Student 4 year graduation rate 39%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

54

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

70%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • 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
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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