West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV

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Tuition & Fees

$31,640

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
21%
500-599
40%
400-499
33%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
58%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
31%
18-23
48%
12-17
13%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,607
Declined 671
Total Received 2,278
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Private

1,320

undergraduate students

129

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,449
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Methodist Church

110-acre campus in Buckhannon (population: 5,529), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Benedum

West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, WV
26201

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
76%
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
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Campus Activities Board
  • Green Club
  • WE LEAD
  • Wesleyan Ambassadors
  • Enactus

Top Events

  • Founder's Day/Homecoming
  • Festival of Lessons and Carols
  • Spring Weekend
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Campus Facts

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

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
83%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
21%
500-599
40%
400-499
33%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
58%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
31%
18-23
48%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.52

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,607
Declined 671
Total Received 2,278

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
class rank
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

application essay
interview
recommendation(s)

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,993

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $30,462
Room & board $8,856
Additional fees $1,178
Books & supplies $2,500
Other fees $2,565
Total $45,561
Average Financial Aid - $4,993
Total with Avg. Aid $40,568
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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
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cycling, lacrosse, skiing

Club Sports - Women's

cycling, skiing

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Football, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Football, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art Teacher Education
Art Therapy/Therapist
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
Economics, General
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Information Science/Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Painting
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

1,449

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

1,320
students

Female
56%
738

Male
44%
582

9%

129
students

Female
75%
97

Male
25%
32

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,289
students

Female
57%
722

Male
43%
567

3%

31
students

Female
52%
16

Male
48%
15

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 74%
Student 4 year graduation rate 38%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
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

33

Transfer students enrolled

2%

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 no
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 no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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