West Virginia Wesleyan College

401 reviews
  1. Buckhannon, WV
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
West Virginia Wesleyan College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference
Address
59 College Ave
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
860-1063
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$17,585/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,495/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,976/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,579/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,103/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,978/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,357Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
43%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Involved
    50%
  • Normal college student that feels comfortable.
    31%
  • Athletic
    19%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.32 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Home among the hills.
    87%
  • Expensively fun
    13%

After West Virginia Wesleyan College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

401 reviews
  • Excellent
    64
  • Very Good
    134
  • Average
    157
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    17
Wesleyan Is an Amazing Experience! Wesleyan so far has been an AMAZING experience! If i have to chose a college all over again I would definitely pick West Virginia Wesleyan College all over again. There is just something about the atmosphere there, everyone is so accepting of everyone and we all have become like family. It's a small campus only about 1500 students attend and everyone knows everyone. I can trust anyone on that campus to put my best interest into perspective when trying to help me. Also the professors are absolutely amazing, whenever a student is struggling they spend one on one time with the student to help them out as much as they can!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 27 2012
You Have to Ask – The professors really know what they are talking about here, and that is wonderful! I am a biology major currently but have recently decided to switch to a newer major, biochemistry. This was suggested by one of my professors after seeing that I am more interested in chemistry but want to go to medical school. He told me about the major and even encouraged me to find out more. All of the professors are helpful, whether or not they teach your major. Teaching assistants are only in labs, which also helps.
  • College Freshman
  • Sep 7 2012
The weather affects each student greatly. Winter seems to be the worst for students because we still have to walk across campus in the cold, snowy weather. Most teachers never cancel class because each building is close together. During Fall and Spring time, the campus is beautiful to look at! It's the best part of being here at campus because it's so breath taking.
  • College Freshman
  • Mar 6 2014