West Virginia Wesleyan College: Narrative Description

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59 College Ave.
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Tel: (304)473-8000
Free: 800-722-9933
Admissions: (304)473-8510
Fax: (304)472-2571
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wvwc.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 80-acre small town campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $4615 per student. Total enrollment: 1,522. Faculty: 154 (83 full-time, 71 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,265 applied, 77% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 17 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,456 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 30 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 14 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 2% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Mountain State Association of Colleges. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations, interview. Required for some: SAT Subject Tests. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 7/1, 12/1 for early decision, 10/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/31 for early decision, 10/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $26,750 includes full-time tuition ($20,250), mandatory fees ($1000), and college room and board ($5500). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 75 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 26% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Activities Board, Environmental Club, American Marketing Club, Wesleyan Ambassadors. Major annual events: Founders' Day/Homecoming, Festival of Lessons and Carols, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,160 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. A. M. Pfeiffer Library with 91,061 books, 23,142 microform titles, 2,462 serials, 7,605 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page.

Community Environment:

Buckhannon is a rural community supported by agriculture, coal, natural gas, and local industries. The climate is temperate with an average annual temperature of 53 degrees. Bus and airlines are accessible 25 miles distant at Clarksburg. The community has a public library, restaurants, hotels, churches of most denominations, 1 hospital, and a YWCA. Part-time employment is available. Buckhannon is the home of the West Virginia Strawberry Festival. Local recreation includes hunting, fishing, boating, skiing, white-water rafting, and most outdoor sports. Civic, fraternal, and veterans' organizations are active in the area.

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