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Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling, WV
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 945
   Women 480 (50.8%)
   Men 465 (49.2%)
Graduate Students 344
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 93% of 1,020 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.33
SAT Math 493 average
450-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 486 average
440-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
17-23 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  
Cost of Attendance $39,006
  Tuition and Fees $28,110
  Room and Board $7,796
Average Percent of Need Met 84%
Average Freshman Award $27,782
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 81
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
Wheeling Population 28,213
Nearest Metropolitan Area Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 90% of freshmen, 61% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
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
First-Year Students Returning 71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 48.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 28.0%