West Virginia Wesleyan College

country rank  1472
world rank  4466

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Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan College is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Buckhannon (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), West Virginia. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 130 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WVWC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym WVWC
Founded 1890
Motto Find Your Home Among the Hills
Colours Orange and black

University Location

Address 59 College Avenue
Buckhannon
26201-2994 West Virginia
United States
Tel +1 (304) 473 8000
Fax +1 (304) 473 8108

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 59 College Avenue
Buckhannon 26201
304-473-8000
800 722 9933

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist United Methodist Church - www.gbhem.org

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to West Virginia Wesleyan College's Library
West Virginia Wesleyan College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 128,042 physical volumes, 10,936 physical media, 25,428 digital/electronic medium and 110 licensed digital/electronic databases. West Virginia Wesleyan College's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
West Virginia Wesleyan College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,177 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • Appalachian College Association (ACA)
  • National Association for Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church
  • Mountain East Conference (MEC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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