Extraordinary growth leads to extraordinary things
Waynesburg University is a private Christian university near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offering more than 70 major concentrations as well as four integrated bachelor’s-to-master’s programs in Business, Counseling, Criminal Investigation, and Education. The University also offers graduate programs, with some available 100% online.
But what makes Waynesburg truly special is that academics aren’t just about class—they’re the foundation for a culture of growth, championed through academic excellence and personalized guidance that nurtures your mind, spirit, and future. Our undergraduate programs accelerate student growth through hands-on learning, research, internships, leadership work, service trips, and career planning.
Beginning freshman year, hands-on learning opportunities abound. You might find yourself analyzing crime scene blood spatter in the Forensic Science Lab, leading a local youth group, writing for the award-winning student newspaper, or participating in a variety of other experiential learning opportunities applicable to your major.
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.
Grow in grace
Waynesburg helps students develop academically and professionally on the foundation of faith. 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.
Ranked #17 among "Best Value Schools," #81 among the "Best Regional Universities" in the North, and #86 among "Top Performers on Social Mobility" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022-2023
Named a 2022-2023 College of Distinction, recognized for a continued commitment to hands-on education
Ranked a “Best College For Your Money” | Money magazine
At Waynesburg University, you’ll experience more than classes and coursework. You’ll enjoy a faculty invested in your personal growth, curious peers inspired by global service, and a University-wide commitment to making your education one of the best values in the country.
More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid each year—and tuition, room, and board are more than $11,000 below the national average for a private, nonprofit four-year college. Between Achievement Awards and additional scholarships; federal, state, and institutional grants; and a number of work-study opportunities, Waynesburg University is quite affordable.
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”