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About West Virginia Wesleyan College

West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Buckhannon, West Virginia. West Virginia Wesleyan College was founded in 1890 and now enrolls around 1,449 students a year, including 1,320 undergrads.

West Virginia Wesleyan College offers housing for up to 1,313 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 50% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

As of 2018, the total market value of West Virginia Wesleyan College's endowment was $47.365 million The institution spends around $7,483 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 13 West Virginia Wesleyan College undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 West Virginia Wesleyan College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 22
Tuition $30,462

2022 West Virginia Wesleyan College Regular Decision Application Deadline

West Virginia Wesleyan College Early Admission

West Virginia Wesleyan College does not offer early decision or early action.

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2018 Acceptance Rate for West Virginia Wesleyan College

It is moderately difficult to get into West Virginia Wesleyan College. In 2018, West Virginia Wesleyan College accepted 71% of applicants. Out of 2,278 applications received in 2021, 1,607 students were offered admission.

West Virginia Wesleyan College Waitlist 2021

West Virginia Wesleyan College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into West Virginia Wesleyan College?

West Virginia Wesleyan College is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to West Virginia Wesleyan College, applicants must submit the following items.

West Virginia Wesleyan College Application Requirements

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Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for West Virginia Wesleyan College

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to West Virginia Wesleyan College is 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for West Virginia Wesleyan College students is 22.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Does West Virginia Wesleyan College Require the ACT or SAT?

West Virginia Wesleyan College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 35% submitted the SAT. 72% submitted the ACT.


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Does West Virginia Wesleyan College Have Dorms?

Yes! West Virginia Wesleyan College provides on-campus housing for up to 1,313 students.

West Virginia Wesleyan College students are active in the school's Campus Activities Board, Green Club and WE LEAD. Founder's Day/Homecoming, Festival of Lessons and Carols, and and Spring Weekend are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Financial Aid at West Virginia Wesleyan College

West Virginia Wesleyan College meets 81% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend West Virginia Wesleyan College full-time are awarded $30,345 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is West Virginia Wesleyan College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at West Virginia Wesleyan College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at West Virginia Wesleyan College, around 74% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 405 students who started at West Virginia Wesleyan College as first-time freshman, 153 graduate within four years.

West Virginia Wesleyan College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 50%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $31,412 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does West Virginia Wesleyan College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is West Virginia Wesleyan College a good school for you?

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Where is West Virginia Wesleyan College Located?

West Virginia Wesleyan College is located in the small town setting of Buckhannon, West Virginia.

If you want to see West Virginia Wesleyan College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 79 to Buckhannon, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Benedum.

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College Info

59 College Avenue Buckhannon, WV 26201

Campus Setting: Small Town

West Virginia Wesleyan College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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West Virginia Wesleyan College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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19 to 25

Avg

19 and Less

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to West Virginia Wesleyan College is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into West Virginia Wesleyan College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

West Virginia Wesleyan College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

485 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 590

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West Virginia Wesleyan College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$42,996

In State

$42,996

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$30,462
$30,462
Fees
$1,178
$1,178
Housing
$8,856
$8,856
Books
$2,500
$2,500

Student Life

Wondering what life at West Virginia Wesleyan College is like? There are approximately 1,449 students enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan College, including 1,320 undergraduate students and 129 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 62% percent are from WV and 38% percent of students are from other states.

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

62%

In State

38%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,449

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$31,640

Out-of-State

$31,640

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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