Waynesburg University

51 W College St, Waynesburg, United States
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Overview of Waynesburg University

About this school

Waynesburg, founded in 1849, is a church-affiliated college. Its 30-acre campus and 174-acre farm are located in Waynesburg, 60 miles from Pittsburgh.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,376
    • Men:562 (40.8%)
    • Women:814 (59.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Waynesburg University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 30
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
51 West College Street
City, State, Zip
Waynesburg, PA  15370-1222
Phone
(724) 852-3248
Fax
(724) 627-8124
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
95% of 1,608 applicants were admitted
Women
96% of 769 applicants were admitted
Men
94% of 839 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
434 (28%) of 1,533 admitted students enrolled
Women
245 (33%) of 741 admitted students enrolled
Men
189 (24%) of 792 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.56
375 And Above
36%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $24,010 (66.69444444444444%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,820 (27.27777777777778%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (4.166666666666667%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $670 (1.8611111111111112%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Waynesburg University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
-
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003391
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
387 (96.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
355 (91.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
354 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
94 (26.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$20,026
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 354 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,000
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 302 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,700
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 38 (10.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
45 (11.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,170

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,242 (82.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,110 (89.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,107 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
327 (29.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$19,900
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,084 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,250
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 947 (85.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,800
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 122 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
219 (14.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,200

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,000
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
91.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
9.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Communication
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


78

Part-Time Faculty


133

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


25%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 53% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 51% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
323,589

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
160
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Waynesburg University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


57.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


66%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


66.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (20)


  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Distance Education Development
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


4,121

Nearest Metropolitan Area


30 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Pittsburgh

Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Bus Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


79% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


21%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, racquetball, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Waynesburg University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student-pennsylvania state education association, lamplighter choir, student nurses association, christian fellowship

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,330

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,376
Women
814
Men
562

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 4.2% Black/African-American
  • 1.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 86.5% White
  • 3.7% Unknown

International Students


0.1% from 4 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


360

Student Resources

Study resources