West Virginia Wesleyan College

59 College Ave, Buckhannon, WV 26201-2994
Tel: (304)473-8000
Private not-for-profit | 1,394 students
West Virginia Wesleyan College challenges its students to a life-long commitment to develop their intellectual, ethical,spiritual, and leadership potential and to set and uphold standards of excellence. Firmly rooted in the liberal artstradition and closely related to The United Methodist Church, the College is a community of learning based on fundamentalprinciples formed at the intersection of Christian faith and liberal education: intellectual rigor, self-discovery, humandignity, mutual support, social justice, self-discipline, mental and physical wellness, the appreciation of diversity and thenatural world, and the judicious use of resources. The College recognizes and affirms its interdependence with the externalcommunities-local, regional, national, and global-and its covenant with the people of West Virginia to share its educationaland cultural resources.

School Overview:

West Virginia Wesleyan College
CountyUpshur County, WV
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
95 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,394 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,353 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
41 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,315 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
79 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted78%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)420-540450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)420-550460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)400-530440-570
ACT English (25-75%)18-2519-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2418-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2520-25

School Notes:

  • West Virginia Wesleyan College aim is reflected in good measure in its name. Its founding in 1890 bythe West Virginia Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church climaxed a 16-year effort to establish a center oflearning in the then-young state that would reflect the values of the Methodist community, meet the church's need for aneducated leadership, and provide an educational resource for the general citizenry of the state and region.
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College prepares its students through its curriculum of arts and sciences,preprofessional and professional studies, and its rich campus life program.
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College offers exceptional technological and physical facilities to create anenvironment ideally suited for teaching and learning. The elegant steeple and classic Georgian design of Wesley Chapel setthe architectural style of the campus, while a partnership with Dell to provide a student purchase ubiquitous computingprogram form the keystone of a comprehensive technology infrastructure.
  • West Virginia Wesleyan is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of theNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church. It isa member of the National Association of Schools of Music and is approved by the West Virginia Department of Education and theNational Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
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