Hello, tomorrow. Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan is a private four-year co-educational residential college that is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Small interactive classes and a dedicated and accessible faculty whose priorities are teaching and advising allow students to benefit from a highly personalized educational experience. With its beautiful Georgian campus located in the small town of Buckhannon, West Virginia provides the ideal backdrop for a liberal arts education.
Over 80 percent of Wesleyan's faculty hold the highest degree in their respective teaching field and the student faculty ratio is 14:1. The curriculum foundation begins with a general studies liberal arts program where students complete one-third of their course of study. The College offers over 40 majors and over 40 minors of study, and several additional Master's programs spanning Athletic Training, Business Administration, Education, English (Creative Writing), and Nursing.
West Virginia Wesleyan is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and approved by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church. It is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music and is approved by the West Virginia Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The College participates in the Interstate Certification Project whereby a number of states certify teachers graduating from Wesleyan's Department of Education. The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Degree programs offered in business and economics, including the Master of Business Administration program, are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.
All academic programs either require or strongly encourage the completion of an internship experience. Wesleyan's academic calendar is 4-4-1 that includes an optional May Term in which over 50 students pursue study abroad courses or intensive study curricular offerings. The Advising and Career Center assists students with course scheduling, academic advising, internships and study abroad, resume writing, job searches, and graduate and professional school placement. The Learning Center provides tutoring services as well as comprehensive services for students with diagnosed learning disabilities.
Of the more than 1,400 undergraduate students, 53 percent are from West Virginia, while the other 47 percent originate from 39 states and 19 countries. 15 percent of Wesleyan's American students are minority students. Over 90 percent of Wesleyan's students live on-campus and the College guarantees four years of on-campus housing for all undergraduate students. Housing options include double and single rooms, suites, and apartments. Campus dining is provided and prepared by a contracted professional catering service.
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