West Virginia Wesleyan College

409 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
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
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
C+
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.21 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 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 10 responses
Report
  • Involved
    40%
  • Normal college student that feels comfortable.
    40%
  • Athletic
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.26 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Home among the hills.
    100%
  • Expensively fun
    0%

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%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

409 reviews
  • Excellent
    62
  • Very Good
    133
  • Average
    157
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    17
I wish this school wasn't so expensive, but you get a quality education. The teachers in the science department are very helpful and always willing to give extra assistance. The fact that this is a small campus is nice and gives you an at-home feeling. The only downfall is there is not much to do in Buckhannon.
  • Junior
  • 2 days ago
Academically WVWC is very strong, therefore many students strive to always do their best. Many students at WV Wesleyan are involved in the community and on campus. There are not many students at Wesleyan that are just going to school. Almost everyone is affiliated with a club, group, athletic team, or greek life. Wesleyan focuses a lot on community service and you can always find a way to help others. The cirrocumuli is very challenging but It appears to be positive for student long-term.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I love Wesleyan. I do play volleyball for the school, but I would have to say that the intramural sports (specifically volleyball) offered are my favorite thing to do. With that being said, the people that go to Wesleyan are unique within themselves, and I think that is why intramural sports are so much fun. The students and faculty at Wesleyan are so inviting and helpful. I also joined a sorority this spring (Alpha Xi Delta) and I could not be happier. When you hear of Wesleyan, you will also probably hear something about it being "a home among the hills." I live about five minutes from the school, but live on campus during the school year and it truly is my second home. I would have never imagined choosing anywhere else to attend now that I have completed my first year. I would absolutely choose Wesleyan time after time if I could do it all again, and would recommend the school to anyone and everyone.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago