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West Virginia Wesleyan College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how West Virginia Wesleyan College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is West Virginia Wesleyan College Ranked?

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2020 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.

West Virginia Wesleyan College was awarded 10 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked West Virginia Wesleyan as #946 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when West Virginia Wesleyan held the #1,094 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 20 colleges in West Virginia, West Virginia Wesleyan is ranked at #3.

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Is It Hard to Get Into West Virginia Wesleyan?

Acceptance Rate

West Virginia Wesleyan College has an acceptance rate of 71%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 35% of students accepted to West Virginia Wesleyan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 590. Math scores were between 485 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for West Virginia Wesleyan College  ( 470 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for West Virginia Wesleyan College  ( 485 to 580 )
West Virginia Wesleyan received ACT scores from 72% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for West Virginia Wesleyan College  ( 19 to 25 )

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West Virginia Wesleyan College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At West Virginia Wesleyan College, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 West Virginia Wesleyan College is 59%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  59 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at West Virginia Wesleyan College

Freshmen Retention Rate

West Virginia Wesleyan College has a freshmen retention rate of 74%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At West Virginia Wesleyan this rate is 38%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at West Virginia Wesleyan

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,320 undergraduates at West Virginia Wesleyan with 1,289 being full-time and 31 being part-time.

West Virginia Wesleyan Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

West Virginia Wesleyan scored 53.63 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  53.63 out of 100
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How Much Does West Virginia Wesleyan College Cost?

The overall average net price of West Virginia Wesleyan is $18,232. 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 West Virginia Wesleyan

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,225 $15,116 $17,682 $18,933 $21,662

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 West Virginia Wesleyan, 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 West Virginia Wesleyan, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $7,027 a year. That adds up to $28,108 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at West Virginia Wesleyan is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do West Virginia Wesleyan Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from West Virginia Wesleyan with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,600 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at West Virginia Wesleyan College make the most money.

Location of West Virginia Wesleyan College

Located in Buckhannon, West Virginia, West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private not-for-profit institution. Buckhannon is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of West Virginia Wesleyan College

Contact details for West Virginia Wesleyan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 59 College Ave, Buckhannon, WV 26201-2994
Phone: 304-473-8000

West Virginia Wesleyan College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Of these students, 335 received undergraduate degrees and 64 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
Health & Physical Education 48 NA
Nursing 33 $53,900
General Business/Commerce 25 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 22 NA
Physics 17 NA
General Psychology 17 NA
General Biology 16 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15 NA
Chemistry 12 NA
History 12 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at West Virginia Wesleyan College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at West Virginia Wesleyan

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, 365 students took at least one online class at West Virginia Wesleyan College. This is an increase from the 222 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 365 38
2016-2017 222 37
2015-2016 178 6
2014-2015 162 60
2013-2014 207 50

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