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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    D-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    D+
  12. Safety
    B-
Alderson Broaddus is a private, Christian university located in Philippi, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 791 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Alderson Broaddus acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Biology, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 35% of students, Alderson Broaddus alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,500.
101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, WV 26416
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Midwest Athletic Conference

Alderson Broaddus University Rankings

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AB Admissions

Acceptance Rate
43%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1100
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,742/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,034/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    37%
  • On Campus
    63%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
791Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
45
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
63%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Sporty athletic
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.23 responses
Poll
42%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Small but decently spaced out
    75%
  • Characteristics of both a small college and big
    13%
  • Friendly
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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It has been a very good experience at Alderson Broaddus! It’s very quaint and very diverse. It has only 1500 students on the campus. I play football at the university and am also involved in greek life on my campus. It has a lot of things that need to be improved such as a student center, more activities for students, and better opportunities.
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Alderson Broaddus University is a small, private 4-year christian university. I enjoy the small classroom sizes. The professors here truly work hard to see that we succeed. Unlike a larger university, here at ABU, when we fall behind a little bit, If you truly tried your hardest the professors here will take time out of their day to help you learn the information one on one.
Here at ABU, there are something I would like to see change for example the food selection on campus, the library could stay open a little later than midnight. And there should be a few more campus security gaurds walking around in my opinion.
Every college/university could use some improvements. Overall if you are looking for a small classroom-sized, home stlye university. Alderson Broaddus is a great choice. Also, we are in the center of mountainy West Virginia. In the fall the leaves and surrounding mountains are absolutely beautiful!
I attended AB for a semester this past fall, but transferred out after the semester ended. Early on, I enjoyed my time. The campus community is close-knit and the small class sizes are really nice. However, there is NOTHING to do around campus. The majority of the students are only there to play sports, and it shows with the effort given in class. The sad part is, most of the professors are good at their jobs, but the students don't care enough. Much of the university is in disrepair. The dorms look decent once you get into the rooms, but they're falling apart on the outside, and the school doesn't make much of an effort to fix the problems. There's also no real security presence, which is great if you like to party at the same dorm every weekend, but not great if you want to get a decent night's sleep. AB is also overpriced for the value it offers. I now go to a community college and am taking the same classes for about 1/10th of the cost. Best decision I've ever made.