Wheeling Jesuit University

316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, United States
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Overview of Wheeling Jesuit University

About this school

Wheeling Jesuit, founded in 1954, is a church-affiliated university. Its 70-acre campus is located in a residential section of Wheeling, 60 miles south of Pittsburgh.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:945
    • Men:465 (49.2%)
    • Women:480 (50.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Wheeling Jesuit 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 recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
-
Science
1
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 31
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
July 31
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
July 31
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
July 31
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
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: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
316 Washington Avenue
City, State, Zip
Wheeling, WV  26003-6295
Phone
(304) 243-2359
Fax
(304) 243-2397
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
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, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all 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
93% of 1,020 applicants were admitted
Women
94% of 521 applicants were admitted
Men
92% of 499 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
261 (27%) of 951 admitted students enrolled
Women
125 (25%) of 492 admitted students enrolled
Men
136 (30%) of 459 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.33
375 And Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

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
21 average |17-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
22%
• Score 18 - 23
60%
• Score 12 - 17
15%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $28,110 (69.91493806894493%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,996 (22.374769934835598%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (3.2333482564791325%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,800 (4.476943739740337%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Wheeling Jesuit University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 1 | Final deadline August 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003831
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
170 (93.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
144 (84.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
144 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
38 (26.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$29,063
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 98 (68.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,685
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 103 (71.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,569
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 144 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
36 (19.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,918

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
589 (87.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
518 (88.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
516 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
148 (28.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$27,281
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 352 (68.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,589
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 394 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,025
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 487 (94.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
143 (21.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,711

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,428
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

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
Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,800

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


77

Part-Time Faculty


78

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


40%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


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
300,685

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
215
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


Wheeling Jesuit University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


71.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


48.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


56.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


58.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (68)


  • Accounting
  • American Literature (United States)
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Communication, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, Other
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nursing Administration
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Other
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, Master of Educational Leadership

Master's Programs of Study (5)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


28,213

Nearest Metropolitan Area


65 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Pittsburgh

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Wheeling
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


68% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


32%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not 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
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Wheeling Jesuit University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, campus activity board (cab), theater guild, student senate, international student club, campus ministry

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


790

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
945
Women
480
Men
465

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.9% Asian
  • 8.0% Black/African-American
  • 3.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.6% White
  • 5.2% Unknown

International Students


4.7% from 26 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


344

Student Resources

Study resources