405 reviews
  1. Buckhannon, WV
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
West Virginia Wesleyan College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference
Address
59 College Ave
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Scores Range
860-1063
ACT Scores Range
19-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for West Virginia Wesleyan College

Cost

Net Price
$17,585/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,495/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,976/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,579/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,103/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,978/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,357Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
43%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Involved
    50%
  • Normal college student that feels comfortable.
    31%
  • Athletic
    19%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.32 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Home among the hills.
    87%
  • Expensively fun
    13%

After West Virginia Wesleyan College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

West Virginia Wesleyan College Reviews

405 reviews
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I first visited West Virginia Wesleyan College through the Governor's School for the Art's and I fell in love with the campus. The campus is beautiful and the professors are always willing to help out. I was able to begin creating a new organization through the college thanks to two faculty members who were willing to become my advisors and help me get started. I am also apart of the marching and concert bands on campus and the members of each have very different interests. About 75% of the concert band is not a music major, which shows that there are a large number of people who love other things besides just music. Not to mention that nearly everyone on campus is very friendly along with being in a small town.
Our school really really really struggles in football and that brings down the entire mood of campus. Football season is a ghost town and everyone leaves for the weekends because they go to other colleges and watch games because ours are not worth watching. Our Women's soccer team and Women's and Men's track are very strong, but other than that, our athletics are average. We definitely need more school spirit and better team performance because many students are coming for sports and then transferring because the teams are so bad. Sports could help draw students in, but instead it is pushing them away. Many of our students are on athletic teams, but the amount of students transferring in and out is outrageous. Athletics is all there is in Buckhannon, so if we don't have that, then people will leave.
I love Wesleyan. I do play volleyball for the school, but I would have to say that the intramural sports (specifically volleyball) offered are my favorite thing to do. With that being said, the people that go to Wesleyan are unique within themselves, and I think that is why intramural sports are so much fun. The students and faculty at Wesleyan are so inviting and helpful. I also joined a sorority this spring (Alpha Xi Delta) and I could not be happier. When you hear of Wesleyan, you will also probably hear something about it being "a home among the hills." I live about five minutes from the school, but live on campus during the school year and it truly is my second home. I would have never imagined choosing anywhere else to attend now that I have completed my first year. I would absolutely choose Wesleyan time after time if I could do it all again, and would recommend the school to anyone and everyone.