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Alderson-Broaddus College
Philippi, WV
Alderson-Broaddus, a church-affiliated, liberal arts college, was founded in 1871 as Broaddus College. In 1932 it merged with Alderson Junior College and adopted its present name. The 170-acre campus is located in Philippi, near the location of the first land battle of the Civil War.
Web Site www.ab.edu/
Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 981
   Women 450 (45.9%)
   Men 531 (54.1%)
Graduate Students 71
ADMISSION
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 41% of 4,103 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
 
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.20
SAT Math 486 average
440-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 475 average
430-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities       X
MONEY MATTERS
Cost of Attendance $36,660
  Tuition and Fees $25,350
  Room and Board $7,990
Average Percent of Need Met 91%
Average Freshman Award $23,207
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$24,079
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ACADEMICS
Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 62
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
CAMPUS LIFE
Philippi Population 2,948
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 85% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Battler
Sororities 4% of women participate
Fraternities 5% of men participate
STUDENTS
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
18.9% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
1.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.4% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students 4.6% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning 55.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 39.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 27.0%