Waynesburg University

Waynesburg, PA

Waynesburg University

Waynesburg, PA

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Extraordinary growth leads to extraordinary things 

Waynesburg University, a private Christian university near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, provides a valuable, personal, hands-on educational experience that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for lives of purpose and continued growth.

Grow in knowledge
Waynesburg offers more than 70 major concentrations and five integrated bachelor’s-to-master’s programs in Athletic Training, Business, Counseling, Criminal Investigation, and Education. The University also offers graduate programs, with some available 100% online. The University’s top academic programs include Business, Communication, Criminal Justice, Education, and Forensic Science.

Ninety-seven percent of 2016 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.

What makes Waynesburg truly special, though, is that its academics are not just about classes. They’re the foundation for a culture of growth, championed through academic excellence and personalized guidance that nurtures each student’s mind, spirit, and future. Our undergraduate programs accelerate student growth through hands-on learning, research, internships, leadership work, service trips, and career planning.

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 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. Service opportunities include service learning courses, international and domestic mission trips, the Bonner Program, and personal service initiatives, among others.

Visit and apply today
Schedule a visit at waynesburg.edu/visit, and start your application online at waynesburg.edu/apply.

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Waynesburg is a “Best for the Money” college, ranking in the top 2.1% nationwide by College Factual.

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Waynesburg University is a national “College of Distinction,” recognized for High-Impact Educational Practices—Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.

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Waynesburg University is ranked among the top ten best deals of both private and public universities in the northern United States by U.S. News & World Report.

 

Waynesburg University is a “Best College For Your Money” as ranked by Money magazine.

Transfer scholarships

More than 90% of students receive some form of financial aid each year, and Waynesburg University’s tuition, room, and board is more than $10,000 below the national average for private nonprofit four-year colleges. Transfer students may be eligible for various scholarships ranging from $3,000–$8,000.
• The Transfer Honor Scholarship, worth $8,000, is awarded to students who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5–4.0 at the most recent college/university they’ve attended.
• The Transfer Scholarship, worth $6,000, is awarded to students who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0–3.49 at the most recent college/university they’ve attended.
• The Transfer Opportunity Award, worth $3,000, is awarded to students who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.5–2.99 at the most recent college/university they’ve attended.

Scholarships are reduced for students not living on campus. The required GPAs listed above must be attained through at least 12 credits of non-remedial 100+ level courses.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Waynesburg was the best fit for me to spend my four years of college. The professors and other campus staff truly cared and demonstrated that. The relationships I made with peers shaped me into a better person, and my faith grew more than I could’ve imagined. These opportunities allowed me to become a better version of myself, and I’m thankful for my time as a Yellow Jacket! WU is more than a school or university; it’s home away from home.”

    • Jordyn Wyllie ’18
      Education
  • “Waynesburg University was special to me for so many reasons, but most of all, it was the engaging and tight-knit community. I never felt out of place at WU!”

    • Jonah Cooper ’19
      Nursing
  • “Out of anywhere, I’ve never been to a place like Waynesburg University. WU has a special and unique community that welcomed me with arms wide open. WU taught me so many lessons about the world and my life.”

    • Heidi Dziak ’20
      Accounting