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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
Alderson Broaddus is a private, Christian university located in Philippi, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 903 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Alderson Broaddus acceptance rate is 41%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Biology. Graduating 47% of students, Alderson Broaddus alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,500.
About Alderson Broaddus University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, WV 26416
Website

Alderson Broaddus University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
41%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1080
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,794/ 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
$19,368/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
903Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
49
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
61%
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
100%
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
47%
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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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!
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I love AB with all of my heart. I chose AB because it was small and I wanted to be at a place where I mattered, and that is exactly what I got. It is a small and tight-knit community where you will feel at home right away! AB was the best choice for a school for me. I am so grateful for the experiences and the school.
Very friendly environment, although there is not a significant amount of diversity. University is getting better, but they are very close minded on liberal points of view. New president (Berry) is excellent in making changes in the university. Is on probation for accreditation, but not due to academics. Nursing and pre-medical programs are beyond excellent.