Extraordinary growth leads to extraordinary things
Waynesburg University, a private Christian university near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, provides a valuable, personal, and hands-on educational experience that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for lives of purpose and continued growth.
Grow in knowledge
Since 1849, students majoring in the sciences at Waynesburg have graduated to become leaders in health and medicine. Our students prepare for the real world by being immersed in it with the guidance of experienced professors.
From conducting significant research alongside their instructors and presenting that research at national conferences to securing placement in competitive research fellowship and graduate programs, our undergraduates do far more than listen to lectures—they research, they make discoveries, and they achieve.
“Research is one of the most frustrating yet exciting things I’ve done,” said Courtney Kristoff, a senior Chemistry major. “Most of the research process is failure, which makes it really difficult to keep trying, but it’s that little glimmer of hope that I’ll discover something important that makes the process so appealing. Nothing compares to the feeling of finally solving a problem that people have been working on for months or even years.”
Grow in grace
Waynesburg helps students develop academically and professionally on the foundation of faith. Faith is an integral part of the University’s mission, and students have the opportunity to discuss the theory and application of faith in their professions. Students may choose to practice their faith every Tuesday at Chapel, in their classes, in prayer or Bible study groups, through their artwork, while they’re serving others, or in their own individual ways.
Grow through service
While guiding students in the development of specific skills and talents, Waynesburg also provides opportunities to apply and sharpen them through service. In fact, students, faculty, and staff spend approximately 50,000 hours each year working to improve the lives of others.
Service opportunities include service learning courses, international and domestic mission trips, the Bonner Program, and personal service initiatives, among others. Each year during a medical mission trip to Nassau, Bahamas, Nursing students provide free nursing assessments to Haitian refugees.
Waynesburg University is recognized as one of the best colleges in the region and offers one of the most affordable private educations in the nation. The University continues to be a “best value” school, ranked among the top 10 best deals of both private and public universities in the northern United States by U.S. News & World Report.
More than 90% of students receive some form of financial aid each year, and tuition, room, and board are more than $10,000 below the national average for a four-year private nonprofit college. Between Achievement Awards and additional scholarships; federal, state, and institutional grants; a number of work-study opportunities; and student and/or parent education loans, Waynesburg University is quite affordable.
Ninety-nine percent of 2017 graduates reported working full-time or attending graduate school within one year of graduation. The Career Services Center works to ensure the successful transition from college to career for each student, offering assistance with everything from résumé composition and interview skills to job fairs and employer networking opportunities.
Visit and apply today
Schedule a visit at waynesburg.edu/visit, and apply online at waynesburg.edu/apply.