Wheeling Jesuit University Educates the ‘Whole Person’
Academic excellence, a commitment to serve others and the desire to
educate the whole person are values that make an education at Wheeling
Jesuit University (WJU) unique.
WJU is the only Catholic university in West Virginia and is part of a
475-year tradition of Jesuit educational excellence that prepares students for
deep thinking in a moral context about important topics that impact their
lives and their world.
“The experiences WJU students gain helps prepare them for their life’s
work in boardrooms and classrooms, medical centers and center stage,
laboratories and labor relations – in each situation making a difference in
the world in which we live,” said WJU President, Rev. James Fleming, S.J.
The education WJU provides its students continues to gain it national
recognition by publications.
College Raptor Inc. named Wheeling Jesuit as the best HIDDEN GEM
institution in the state for the second straight year. Both Washington
Monthly and U.S. News and World Report rank WJU among the best in the
For the past decade, Wheeling Jesuit students have achieved nearly 100
percent acceptance rates for graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, law
and engineering. Additionally, Wheeling Jesuit has the highest four-year
graduation rate of any college or university in West Virginia.
Wheeling Jesuit prides itself on being a leader in undergraduate research.
Fifty-two percent of undergraduates participate in research annually. For
17 years, WJU students have been presenting their original research at an
annual research symposium held each April.
“Research Day has come a long way since it began in 1999. This daylong
event encompasses the best that WJU has to offer in terms of student
research and allows our students to showcase their talents. The 2016 event
was the largest to date with more than 150 student presentations,” said WJU
Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Bryan Raudenbush.
Professional and Graduate Programs at WJU are suited to meet the
needs of people with real lives and responsibilities. A variety of programs
are offered in leadership, education, physical therapy, nursing and business.
WJU offers several online programs of study including: Accelerated
Certification for Teachers; and Master’s in Educational Leadership; and RN
to BSN and MSN.
A key component of a WJU education is service. Students at Wheeling
Jesuit are continually encouraged to live out the university’s mission by
serving others. Nearly every student on campus is involved in service of
some kind whether it’s locally, nationally or internationally.
The Service for Social Action Center arranges immersion trips across
the country and the world. For this commitment to service, WJU was
named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor
Roll – recognizing the university as a national leader among institutions of
higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic
“One thing that makes Wheeling Jesuit unique is that we help young
men and women discover who they are. We focus on a student’s individual
development and self discovery and help each one become a well integrated
whole person. Wheeling Jesuit helps students develop and share their
unique gifts,” Fr. Fleming added.
CONTACT INFO: Wheeling, WV; www.wju.edu; 800-624-6992; firstname.lastname@example.org YEAR FOUNDED: 1954 APPLICATION
DEADLINE: Rolling FRESHMAN ACCEPTANCE RATE: 84% SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE: Health Sciences, Business, Arts
& Humanities, Professions STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO: 12: 1 ENROLLMENT: 1516; 1024 full time undergraduates NUMBER
OF UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED: 30 IN-STATE TUITION: $28, 110 Tuition; $7796 Room and Board OUT-OF-
STATE TUITION: Same PERCENTAGE OF COMMUTERS: 26% FEMALE PERCENTAGE: 50% MINORITY PERCENTAGE:
24% PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ON FINANCIAL AID: 89% TOP THREE AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: College Raptor
Inc. named best Hidden Gem in state of WV; Both Washington Monthly and U.S. News & World Report rank WJU among the best in the nation.
DISTANCE FROM DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH: 60 minutes AFFILIATED COLLEGES/SATELLITE CAMPUSES: None