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Wiley College is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,389, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 63 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $11,050 (2012-13).
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Wiley College, founded in 1873 in Marshall, Texas, is a historically black, primarily liberal arts, residential, co-educational, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church.
Committed to the principle of educational access, the College serves traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds who have expressed a desire and potential for learning in a Christian environment. The College, in fulfilling its basic purpose of providing a liberal arts education with a global focus, endeavors to provide an intellectually stimulating environment, promoting student competencies in communication, as well as, critical and analytical thinking. The College also supports spiritual, ethical, moral, and leadership development. To achieve these superordinate goals, the College promotes an atmosphere of academic freedom and employs a faculty committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, advising, and scholarship. The faculty provides a rigorous curriculum for preparing graduates for professional or graduate studies and/or productive careers in traditional and emerging career fields.
Wiley College is committed to shared governance and exemplary stewardship of its resources. The College employs innovative techniques and strategic planning in all its administrative processes, using cutting-edge technology in the delivery of services to its clientele. Acknowledging its covenant relationship with The United Methodist Church, the College affirms the ideal of social responsibility and seeks to contribute to the welfare and revitalization of its community. (Approved by the Wiley College Board of Trustees July 15, 2011.)
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Wiley College, 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 Wiley College is $25. It has an an acceptance rate of 77 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||77.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Wiley College is 18:1, and the school has 64.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wiley College include: Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management; Criminal Justice/Police Science; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Business Administration and Management, General; and Early Childhood Education and Teaching. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 54.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||10%|
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Wiley College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,389, with a gender distribution of 42.2 percent male students and 57.8 percent female students. At this school, 65 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 35 percent of students live off campus. Wiley College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Wiley College offers a number of student services including placement service, health service, and health insurance. Wiley College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Wiley College, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Wiley College.
|Students who have cars on campus||40%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$11,050 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,256 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2012 data