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West Virginia Wesleyan College
Buckhannon, WV
West Virginia Wesleyan, founded in 1890, is a church-affiliated college. Its 80-acre campus is located in Buckhannon, in north-central West Virginia.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,396
   Women 765 (54.8%)
   Men 631 (45.2%)
Graduate Students 146
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 77% of 1,730 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.54
SAT Math 503 average
450-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 486 average
430-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
20-25 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 $44,200
  Tuition and Fees $29,952
  Room and Board $8,248
Average Percent of Need Met 84%
Average Freshman Award $28,400
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 91
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Buckhannon Population 5,645
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 80% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Bobcats
Sororities 25% of women participate
Fraternities 25% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2% Asian
8.2% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.6% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students 6.2% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning 70.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 37.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 34.0%