Overview

Applicants
1,640
Acceptance Rate
86%
Average HS GPA
3.33

GPA Breakdown

25%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 520
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 540
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 23

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
142
with Terminal Degree
79

79
Women
63
Men
6
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
47%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
56%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering Science.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

  • Sports and Exercise.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physical Sciences.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Theology/Theological Studies.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


John Beilein
Head Basketball Coach at the University of Michigan

Michael Mulligan
former CEO for Mapquest.com

Sharon Wong
Special Asst for Diversity, NASA Goddard

Dr. John Maris
Director, Childhood Cancer Research, University of Pennsylvania

Katie Torpey
Movie & T.V. writer and director

Anthony F. Migliaccio, Jr.
Risk mgt & security expert, dir of security for 2004 Summer Olympics

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
47%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
56%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Aug 1
Notification Date
Nov 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,413

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,173

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,941

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,151

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$27,335

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,090
Required Fees
$200
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,300

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,400
Transportation for Commuters
$1,200

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,900
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
861
Foreign Countries Represented
13

Demographics

11.95%
African-American
3.41%
Hispanic
67.44%
Caucasian
12.20%
Unknown
1.71%
International

46% female
54% male
69% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
76%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Kathy Tagg, M.A.

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Official documentation from a professional with a diagnosis, evaluation results, description of the disability and how it may impact learning, and suggested accommodations.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Official documentation from a professional with a diagnosis, evaluation results, description of the disability and how it may impact learning, and suggested accommodations.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
29
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
8

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

53% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Cardinals)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Rugby
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Cardinals)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups: WJU offers support groups for minority students through the Black Student Union and Jesuit Strong Mentoring Program.

Sustainability

69/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, CDW-G, Microsoft

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Christopher Rouhier
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
316 Washington Avenue
Wheeling, WV 26003

Phone
304-243-2106

Email
admiss@wju.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
McDonough Center Athletic Complex
Cardinal Commons Coffee shop
Rathskeller
Mount deChantal Recital Hall
Chapel of Mary & Joseph

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Ye Olde Alpha Restaurant
Avenue Eats
Ohio Valley Mall
The Highlands
WesBanco Arena

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
Morning and Afternoon
304-243-2106

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Morning and Afternoon
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admiss@wju.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The closest airport is Pittsburgh International Airport. Limousine service is available from the airport to Wheeling. Please contact Airport Limousine Service, 180 29th Street, 800-326-2907. A Greyhound Bus depot is located at 1405 Main Street in downtown Wheeling, 304-232-1500.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the West: Via I-70, take Washington Avenue Exit 2B. Turn left onto Washington Avenue. Turn right after crossing I-70. Almost immediately after the bend, you will see the entrance to Whecling Jesuit University on your left. From the East: Via I-70, take Washington Avenue Exit 2B (be careful-this is a short exit ramp). Turn right onto Washington Avenue. Almost immediately, on the left is the entrance to Wheeling Jesuit University. From the Pittsburgh Airport: Upon leaving the airport, follow PA-60 and signs for Pittsburgh. Exit right for I-79 South (to Washington, PA). After 22 miles, exit right, I-70 West (to Wheeling, WV). Exit 2B. Turn right onto Washington Avenue. Almost immediately, on the left is the entrance WJU. From Columbus, OH: 270 South Bypass around Columbus. 70 East to Exit 2B. Turn left onto Washington Avenue. Cross I-70, then turn right. Almost immediately on your left is the entrance to WJU.

Local Accommodations
The following is a list of local accommodations: Hampton Inn - Wheeling (304-233-0440), Spring Hill Suites -Wheeling (304-232-8903), Wilson Lodge - Oglebay Park, Wheeling (304-243-4090), Super 8 - Wheeling (304-243-9400), Wheeling Island Hotel - Wheeling (877-946-4373), McClure City Center Hotel - Wheeling (304-232-0300), Park View Chalets-Wheeling (304-233-7055).


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