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How Well Is Alderson Broaddus University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Alderson Broaddus University was awarded 7 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

Alderson Broaddus University landed the #1,479 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 20 colleges in West Virginia, Alderson Broaddus University is ranked at #15.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Alderson Broaddus University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Alderson Broaddus University is a competitive 41%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 43% of students accepted to Alderson Broaddus University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 540. Math scores were between 460 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 470 to 540 )

SAT Math Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 460 to 540 )
Alderson Broaddus University received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 18 to 23 )

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Alderson Broaddus University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Alderson Broaddus University is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Alderson Broaddus University is 76%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  76 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alderson Broaddus University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Alderson Broaddus University this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Alderson Broaddus University is 27%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  27 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Alderson Broaddus University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 836 undergraduates at Alderson Broaddus University with 790 being full-time and 46 being part-time.

Alderson Broaddus University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 88.22 out of 100, Alderson Broaddus University is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  88.22 out of 100
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How Much Does Alderson Broaddus University Cost?

The overall average net price of Alderson Broaddus University is $19,385. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Alderson Broaddus University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,802 $16,353 $18,995 $22,583 $27,415

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Alderson Broaddus University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Alderson Broaddus University, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $9,021 a year. That adds up to $36,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alderson Broaddus University is 13.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Alderson Broaddus University Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Alderson Broaddus University make around $40,400 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Alderson Broaddus University

Located in Philippi, West Virginia, Alderson Broaddus University is a private not-for-profit institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Philippi draws many to the area.

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Location of Alderson Broaddus University

Contact details for Alderson Broaddus University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 College Hill Drive, Philippi, WV 26416-2035
Phone: 304-457-1700

Alderson Broaddus University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 32 majors graduated from Alderson Broaddus University. Of these students, 197 received undergraduate degrees and 37 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 37 NA
Nursing 31 $60,700
Marketing 23 NA
General Biology 19 NA
Health & Physical Education 16 NA
General Psychology 12 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 12 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 NA
Computer Science 4 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Alderson Broaddus University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Alderson Broaddus University

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 316 students took at least one online class at Alderson Broaddus University. This is a decrease from the 327 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 316 9
2016-2017 327 12
2015-2016 286 2
2014-2015 314 8
2013-2014 14 14

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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