West Virginia Wesleyan College

West Virginia Wesleyan College

West Virginia Wesleyan Institute, a private, co-educational, liberal arts college, situated in Buckhannon, West Virginia, was established in 1890 by the West Virginia Conference. This college has been ranked as one of the 'Best Southeastern Colleges 'by the Princeton Review in 2005 and 2007. Approximately, 1200 students enroll every year.

The College offers a large number of majors and programs of study. Conservation and Resource Management, Drama and Performing Arts as well as Business and Management are some of the programs available to the students. Graduate degrees like the Masters in Education and the Masters in Business Administration are also awarded.

The college has both men's and women's athletics teams who play 18 sports including basketball, cross-country, soccer, swimming and others. The college is part of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletics Conference and also competes in NCAA division II.

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Contacting West Virginia Wesleyan College

West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Ave
Buckhannon , WV 26201-2994
General Phone: (304) 473-8000

West Virginia Wesleyan College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management64business, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, marketing
Liberal Arts36English, creative writing, liberal arts and humanities, international studies, social services, economics, international relations, political science, sociology, ...
Education and Teaching29education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, art education, English teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, education courses
Science23biology, chemistry, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22health and physical education, exercise science, athletic trainer
Nursing and Emergency Medicine17registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling14psychology
Media13communication studies, public relations
Security and Law Enforcement10criminal justice and safety
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies, religious education
Design6graphic design
Engineering2engineering physics
Computer Science and Engineering2information science, computer science
Drama and Performing Arts2drama, theatre arts management
Art Studies2art studies, arts management
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art
Medical Administration0public health education

Number of programs and degrees for West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree22851
Master's degree302

West Virginia Wesleyan College Student Body

In 2007-2008, West Virginia Wesleyan College had a total enrollment of 1,275 students (1,250 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 25%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 47%
20-21 35%
22-24 11%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

West Virginia Wesleyan College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 100 %

West Virginia Wesleyan College Room and Board (2007)

West Virginia Wesleyan College offers campus housing for 1,061 of its 1,250 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Buckhannon, West Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other West Virginia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

West Virginia Wesleyan College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430540
SAT Math430550
SAT Writing410550
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT52%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT75%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

West Virginia Wesleyan College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,880
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,880
Room and board $ 6,470
Room charge $ 3,360
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,110
Books and supplies $ 2,500
Other expenses $ 3,500

Financial Aid:
West Virginia Wesleyan College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 383000)

West Virginia Wesleyan College Faculty

West Virginia Wesleyan College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$56,6515$55,631
Associate professoracademic year14$51,52912$47,858
Assistant professoracademic year13$43,52711$43,649
Instructoracademic year4$39,6274$38,220
All faculty totalacademic year42$49,26032$46,421

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

West Virginia Wesleyan College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports394685

West Virginia Wesleyan College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Education, General
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering Physics

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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