West Virginia Wesleyan College

59 College Ave, Buckhannon, United States
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Overview of West Virginia Wesleyan College

About this school

West Virginia Wesleyan, founded in 1890, is a church-affiliated college. Its 80-acre campus is located in Buckhannon, in north-central West Virginia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,320
    • Men:582 (44.1%)
    • Women:738 (55.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to West Virginia Wesleyan College 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 recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Required for some
-
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
59 College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Buckhannon, WV  26201
Phone
(304) 473-8510
Fax
(304) 472-2571
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required|Fee may be reduced or waived if student applies online. Check with Admissions Office.
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can 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
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
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
71% of 2,278 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
209 admitted students enrolled
Men
190 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.52
375 And Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
530 average |485-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
58%
• Score 400 - 500
22%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
555 average |470-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
32%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
14%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $31,640 (67.95386697021112%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,856 (19.02021004703507%)
  • Other Expences: - $2,500 (5.369300487532485%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,565 (7.656622495221322%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


West Virginia Wesleyan College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003830
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
345 (94.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
309 (89.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
309 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
79 (25.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$29,339
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 309 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,762
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 239 (77.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,513
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
57 (15.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,730

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,141 (88.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,031 (90.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,031 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
250 (24.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$25,260
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,031 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,139
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 736 (71.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,442
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
258 (20.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,879

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,996
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


83

Part-Time Faculty


67

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


38%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% 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: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
517,442

Computing


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

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


West Virginia Wesleyan College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


48.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


49.6%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (62)


  • 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
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • 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 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
  • Religious Education
  • 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

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Physical sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (10)


  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


5,645

Nearest Metropolitan Area


180 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
16.2 average low in January, 77.6 average high in September
Rain
152 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
135 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nearest Bus Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Clarksburg
Nearest Train Station
135 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburg, Pa.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


76% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


24%

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 II
Mascot
Bobcats
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


West Virginia Wesleyan College offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, campus activities board, green club, we lead, wesleyan ambassadors, enactus

Sororities


25% of women participate

Fraternities


25% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,289

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,320
Women
738
Men
582

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.2% Asian
  • 9.3% Black/African-American
  • 3.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 82.1% White
  • 0.5% Unknown

International Students


5.5% from 27 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


129

Student Resources

Study resources