Alderson Broaddus University

2014 Quick Stats
101 College Hill Drive

Philippi, WV 26416

Phone: (304) 457-1700
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 25
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#46 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Alderson Broaddus University is a private institution that was founded in 1871. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 826, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 170 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Alderson Broaddus University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 46. Its tuition and fees are $22,740 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

For nearly 140 years, Alderson-Broaddus College has been providing a quality education for its students. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts, the College has been recognized for its health-related, education and performing arts programs. Affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA, and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the institution overlooks the picturesque and historic Tygart River Valley in Philippi, WV.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1871
Religious affiliation American Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $10,691,284


When applying to Alderson Broaddus University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 25. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 40.6 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 40.6%
Application deadline August 25
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Alderson Broaddus University is 12:1, and the school has 74.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Alderson Broaddus University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Athletic Training/Trainer; Computer Science; and Multicultural Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 26%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 22%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 10%
Athletic Training/Trainer 9%
Computer Science 7%
Multicultural Education 5%

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Student Life

Alderson Broaddus University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 826, with a gender distribution of 51.1 percent male students and 48.9 percent female students. At this school, 76 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24 percent of students live off campus. Alderson Broaddus University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 870
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Alderson Broaddus University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Alderson Broaddus University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Alderson Broaddus University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Alderson Broaddus University.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Alderson Broaddus University, 81 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,442.

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Tuition and fees $22,740 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,236 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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