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Wheeling University

Wheeling, WV 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

About Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit University Overview

Wheeling Jesuit University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Wheeling, West Virginia. Wheeling Jesuit University was founded in 1954 and the school presently has around 1,289 students per year, including 945 undergrads. Wheeling Jesuit University provides housing for up to 819 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 80% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Activities at Wheeling Jesuit University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Wheeling Jesuit University's theater groups.

Wheeling Jesuit University does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Wheeling Jesuit University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Wheeling Jesuit University on the Student Life page.

2022 Wheeling Jesuit University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 61%
Tuition $29,090
Percent of Need Met 93%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $27,335

Is Wheeling Jesuit University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Wheeling Jesuit University offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

Wheeling Jesuit University Acceptance Rate 2022

Wheeling Jesuit University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 91% of applicants get into Wheeling Jesuit University each year. Last year, 1,621 students applied to Wheeling Jesuit University and 1,473 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wheeling Jesuit University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure 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 Wheeling Jesuit University, around 71% are still enrolled their sophomore year. 58% of Wheeling Jesuit University 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 Wheeling Jesuit University Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Wheeling Jesuit University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Wheeling Jesuit University'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.

Wheeling Jesuit University's endowment was valued at $12.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Wheeling Jesuit University spends about $8,887 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Wheeling Jesuit University

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

Wheeling Jesuit University meets 93% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $27,335 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $34,151 per student, not including those with no 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 financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit 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 Wheeling Jesuit University.

Based on this information, how does Wheeling Jesuit University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Wheeling Jesuit University a good school for you?

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Where is Wheeling Jesuit University?

Wheeling Jesuit University is located in the suburban setting of Wheeling, West Virginia, less than an hour from Pittsburgh.

If you want to see Wheeling Jesuit University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Wheeling, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pittsburgh International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Wheeling Jesuit University and Wheeling are like without leaving home.

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College Info

316 Washington Avenue Wheeling, WV 26003-6295

Campus Setting: Suburban

Wheeling Jesuit University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wheeling Jesuit University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wheeling Jesuit University is Continuous processing.

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Wheeling Jesuit University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

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 Wheeling Jesuit University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Wheeling Jesuit University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Wheeling Jesuit University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

900 - 1110


Math SAT Range

440 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 550

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1110 and Above


900 to 1110


900 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Wheeling Jesuit University students is 100. Applicants with SAT scores of 1110 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wheeling Jesuit University, while applicants with SAT scores between 900 to 1110 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 900 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wheeling Jesuit University.

Wheeling Jesuit University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Wheeling Jesuit University is like? There are approximately 1,289 students enrolled at Wheeling Jesuit University, including 945 undergraduate students and 344 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 34% percent are from WV and 66% percent of students are from other states.


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