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West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

About West Virginia Wesleyan College

West Virginia Wesleyan College Overview

West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Buckhannon, West Virginia. West Virginia Wesleyan College was founded in 1890 and the school currently enrolls around 1,449 students a year, including 1,320 undergrads. West Virginia Wesleyan College provides on-campus 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. On the weekends, about 50% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Involvement at West Virginia Wesleyan College

Love music or performing? At West Virginia Wesleyan College you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? West Virginia Wesleyan College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? West Virginia Wesleyan College has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? West Virginia Wesleyan College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at West Virginia Wesleyan College on the Student Life page.

2022 West Virginia Wesleyan College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 35%
Tuition $31,384
Percent of Need Met 81%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $30,345

Is West Virginia Wesleyan College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what West Virginia Wesleyan College offers and if it might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for West Virginia Wesleyan College

West Virginia Wesleyan College is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 71% of all applicants in 2018. Last year, 2,278 students applied to West Virginia Wesleyan College and 1,607 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at West Virginia Wesleyan College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at West Virginia Wesleyan College, around 74% return for their sophomore year. 50% of West Virginia Wesleyan College undergrads graduate within six years. 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 Outlook West Virginia Wesleyan College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with West Virginia Wesleyan College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

West Virginia Wesleyan College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2018, the total market value of West Virginia Wesleyan College's endowment was $47.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $7,483 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at West Virginia Wesleyan College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

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.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $31,412 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Based on this information, is West Virginia Wesleyan College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school 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.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what West Virginia Wesleyan College and Buckhannon are like without leaving home.

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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


ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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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


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

485 - 580


Reading SAT Range

470 - 590

West Virginia Wesleyan College Tuition & Fees

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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.


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