WJU Description

Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) is a top-ranked research university, providing students with a comprehensive Jesuit education.

WJU is located in the scenic Ohio Valley near Pittsburgh, and it offers an exciting college life for students. There are ample opportunities for students to get involved in campus ministry, health and wellness, outdoor adventure, student government, theater productions, and more. The school even has a Campus Activities Board that is responsible for planning fun activities all year long.

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs at WJU include:

  • Business Administration
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Engineering
  • General Science
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Nursing
  • Organizational Leadership

Pre-professional programs are provided as well in fields such as: Pre-Forensics, Pre-Law, Pre-Pharmacy, and Pre-Physical Therapy. For those who have more hectic schedules, and cannot attend class during the day or on campus, WJU has online learning and evening degree programs.

For admissions to WJU, the following is considered: academic units, involvement in extracurricular activities, recommendation letters, and standardized test scores. The university will also request proof of a high school diploma or equivalent. Those interested in financial aid opportunities to help with tuition payments will find many options available to them if they qualify.

Quick Facts about Wheeling Jesuit University

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Roman Catholic

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Cardinals

Website

www.wju.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$24,650

Out-of-State Tuition

$24,650

Retention Rate

85%

Enrollment

1,386

Year Established

1954

WJU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
1,077
Freshman Class
259
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
1,386

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
78%
Graduate
22%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
75%
Part-Time
25%

Gender of Students

Women
50%
Men
50%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
2%
African American
2%
Caucasian
84%
Asian
1%
Unknown and Other
11%

International Students

International
3%
Domestic
97%

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