Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit University, also known as WJU, is a Roman Catholic, private, co-educational university located in Wheeling, West Virginia, United States. It was founded under the name of Wheeling College in 1954. The college officially opened its doors on September 26, 1955. It offers a number of Bachelor's degrees, primarily focused on liberal arts. However, some Bachelor's degrees in science and business studies are also offered by the institution.

The academic divisions of the university includes:

  • Acker Science Center
  • Donahue Hall
  • Erma Ora Byrd Center for Educational Technologies
  • Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center

The athletics teams of WJU are known as the Cardinals. The students of the university participate in intercollegiate cross country, golf, soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, swimming, track & field, volleyball and softball.

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Contacting Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit University
316 Washington Ave
Wheeling , WV 26003
General Phone: (304) 243-2000

Wheeling Jesuit University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management85business management, accounting, human resources management, business and related services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine53registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling52psychology, physical therapy
Liberal Arts45French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, international relations, ...
Science29biology, biological and biomedical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Medical Support and Technology27nuclear medical tech, respiratory care tech
Medical Administration6health and medical administrative
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religious education
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Wheeling Jesuit University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree24328
Master's degree404
Doctor's degree - professional practice301

Wheeling Jesuit University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wheeling Jesuit University had a total enrollment of 1,420 students (1,281 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 32%
20-21 28%
22-24 11%
25-29 6%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Wheeling Jesuit University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %

Wheeling Jesuit University Room and Board (2007)

Wheeling Jesuit University offers campus housing for 888 of its 1,281 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Wheeling Jesuit University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450550
SAT Math450550
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math1924
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT58%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT74%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Wheeling Jesuit University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,390
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,390
Room and board $ 8,640
Room charge $ 3,980
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,660
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Wheeling Jesuit University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 383100)

Wheeling Jesuit University Faculty

Wheeling Jesuit University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1711
Non-tenured and not on tenure track58

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year3$80,4322*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*3$52,573
All faculty totalcalendar year5$75,8666$62,048

*: 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 year9$64,4452*
Associate professoracademic year13$49,1276$50,904
Assistant professoracademic year12$47,1027$44,163
Instructoracademic year4$35,7989$40,334
All faculty totalacademic year38$50,71224$46,526

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

Wheeling Jesuit University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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 Sports4852100

Wheeling Jesuit University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Human Resources Management and Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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

Religion And Philosophy
Religious Education

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Wheeling Jesuit University Apart:

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% students on athletic fin. aid
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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 20%Wheeling Jesuit University Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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