Wheeling Jesuit University

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316 Washington Avenue

Wheeling, WV 26003

Phone: (304) 243-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Wheeling Jesuit University is a private institution that was founded in 1954. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,173, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 65 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wheeling Jesuit University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 6. Its tuition and fees are $27,830 (2013-14).

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

The mission of Wheeling Jesuit University is to educate our students for life, for leadership, and for others. We seek to produce graduates who contribute intelligently and effectively to the welfare of society because they are competent and virtuous. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, we help our students develop strengths in academic rigor, strong written and verbal communications skills, spiritual discernment, the care of others, a sensitivity to social justice, and the ability to understand issues from a variety of perspectives. By helping our students develop these strengths, we believe we achieve our mission.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1954
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $19,271,516


When applying to Wheeling Jesuit University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Wheeling Jesuit University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.8 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 62.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Wheeling Jesuit University is 11:1, and the school has 74.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wheeling Jesuit University include: Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 49%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 39%

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Student Life

Wheeling Jesuit University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,173, with a gender distribution of 41.6 percent male students and 58.4 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus. Wheeling Jesuit University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,563
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

Wheeling Jesuit University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Wheeling Jesuit University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Wheeling Jesuit University, 67 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Wheeling Jesuit University.

Students who have cars on campus 67%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Wheeling Jesuit University, 78.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,017.

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Tuition and fees $27,830 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,184 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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