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.

Website: www.ab.edu/

Private
Co-ed
981
Undergraduate
Students
(45.9%) 450 Women
(54.1%) 531 Men
71
Graduate
Students

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
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$36,870
Tuition and Fees
$27,910
Room and Board
$8,960
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
56
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
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Campus Life

Philippi Population
2,948
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
84% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Battler
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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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%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   1
Social Studies 1 3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
101 College Hill Drive
City, State, Zip
Philippi, WV 26416
Phone
(304) 457-6256
Fax
(304) 457-6239
E-mail
admissions@ab.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
August 31
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
41% of 4,103 applicants were admitted
Women
43% of 1,866 applicants were admitted
Men
40% of 2,237 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
408 (24%) of 1,698 admitted students enrolled
Women
157 (20%) of 795 admitted students enrolled
Men
251 (28%) of 903 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.20
3.75 and Above
15%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
12%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
20%
Score of 18 - 23
63%
Score of 12 - 17
16%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 9%
Top quarter: 27%
Top half: 59%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$36,870
Tuition and Fees
$27,910
Room and Board
$8,960
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003806
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
250 (95.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
228 (91.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
228 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
61 (26.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Award
$23,207
Need-Based Gift
Received by 228 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,405
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 197 (86.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,707
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 53 (23.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
30 (11.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,761

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
887 (95.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
787 (88.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
787 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
260 (33.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Award
$22,284
Need-Based Gift
Received by 775 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,274
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 664 (84.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,058
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 196 (24.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
126 (13.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,505

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
87%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,079
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
17.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS), National Health Service Corps Scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Health Fields, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
631
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music
Number of Awards
6
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
680
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
64
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,435
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Family Systems
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
56
Part-Time Faculty
31
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
36%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 45% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
211,039
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
100
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Physician Assistant Studies

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Philippi Population
2,948
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
170 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.2 average low in January, 77.6 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Clarksburg
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Clarksburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
84% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
16%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
emergency notification system, lighted pathways and sidewalks

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Battler
School Colors
Navy blue, gold, and grey

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x   x
Wrestling x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball   x
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, aapa/hu c. myers society, alpha beta nu, student athletic advisory committee, sigma alpha iota, kappa xi omega
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
981
Women
450 (45.9%)
Men
531 (54.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
934
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
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
71

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
55.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
39.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
47%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
49.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
77%
Average Starting Salary
77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4%
Law 1%
Theology 3%
Medicine 4%
Other 6%

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