Waynesburg University

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51 W. College Street

Waynesburg, PA 15370

Phone: (724) 627-8191
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#87 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Waynesburg University is a private institution that was founded in 1849. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,630, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 30 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Waynesburg University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 87. Its tuition and fees are $20,900 (2013-14).

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

As a leading institution of higher education, Waynesburg University offers an innovative choice for Christian higher education for the 21st century world. With a liberal arts foundation, various professional curricular programs educate students both for a career and for life. Presenting an education for civic responsibility, service-learning initiatives pervade our educational offerings and campus culture. At the heart of this education, the focus centers on students, both as individuals and as a student body. Our mission is to facilitate the education of all of our students to make the connections that matter between faith, learning and serving.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1849
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $49,103,054


When applying to Waynesburg University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 30. The application fee at Waynesburg University is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 76.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 30

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Waynesburg University is 14:1, and the school has 67.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Waynesburg University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 54%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 40%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 15%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 7%
Education 6%

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Student Life

Waynesburg University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,630, with a gender distribution of 38.7 percent male students and 61.3 percent female students. At this school, 64 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 36 percent of students live off campus. Waynesburg University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,270
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Waynesburg University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Waynesburg University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Waynesburg University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Waynesburg University, 66 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,675.

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Tuition and fees $20,900 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,560 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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