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 West Virginia Wesleyan College

West Virginia Wesleyan College - Buckhannon, WV

59 College Ave, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994

General information:(304)473-8000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,452(1,360 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
71
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $22,880 $23,980 $24,964 -4%
Out-of-state $22,880 $23,980 $24,964 -4%
Books and supplies $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,800 $7,100 $7,390 -4%
Other $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 0%
Other $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $35,680 $37,080 $38,354 -3%
Off Campus $32,880 $33,980 $34,964 -3%
Off Campus with Family $28,880 $29,980 $30,964 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $35,680 $37,080 $38,354 -3%
Off Campus $32,880 $33,980 $34,964 -3%
Off Campus with Family $28,880 $29,980 $30,964 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $23,940
In-state fees $1,024
Out-of-state tuition $23,940
Out-of-state fees $1,024
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,100
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $5,100
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 371 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 371 100% $7,590,153 $20,459
Federal grants 141 38% $741,470 $5,259
Pell grants 140 38% $611,220 $4,366
Other federal grants 110 30% $130,250 $1,184
State/local government grant or scholarships 240 65% $1,115,665 $4,649
Institutional grants or scholarships 371 100% $5,733,018 $15,453
Student loan aid 279 75% $1,783,604 $6,393
Federal student loans 279 75% $1,647,330 $5,904
Other student loans 16 4% $136,274 $8,517
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,322 97% $26,289,028 $19,886
Pell grants 476 35% $1,971,190 $4,141
Federal student loans 895 66% $5,958,370 $6,657

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,452
Undergraduate enrollment 1,360
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 63
Graduate enrollment 92
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$35

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,743 938 805
Percent admitted 78% 74% 82%
Percent admitted who enrolled 74% 23% 23%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 202 64%
ACT 257 50%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 410 520
SAT Math 440 550
SAT Writing 390 520
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 85 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 5846
Baseball 47-
Basketball 1723
Football 149-
Golf 137
Lacrosse -13
Soccer 4539
Softball -20
Swimming 1313
Tennis 1310
Volleyball -22

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1927 - 01/01/1932Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1942 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1957 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

04/25/1993 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

07/01/2011 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1971 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations11 5
Liquor law violations114
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 115
Liquor law violations 003
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 13149
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 021
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 13149
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 010
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0-
Category total11-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting18-
Business/Commerce, General233
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0-
Finance, General0-
International Business/Trade/Commerce1-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General0-
Category total5833
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Organizational Communication, General4-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication6-
Category total10-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science3-
Information Science/Studies5-
Category total8-
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education1-
Education, General-9
Education, Other0-
Elementary Education and Teaching1-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1-
Music Teacher Education2-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1-
Secondary Education and Teaching5-
Category total239
Engineering Colleges
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0-
Category total0-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing0-
English Language and Literature, General2-
Category total9-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Art Therapy/Therapist2-
Athletic Training/Trainer72
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse151
Category total253
History Colleges
History, General2-
Category total11-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0-
Category total14-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other1-
Category total1-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0-
Category total1-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies0-
Category total4-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science0-
Category total0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General2-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science21-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0-
Category total29-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy3-
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other0-
Religion/Religious Studies0-
Category total6-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1-
Physics, General0-
Category total25-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General3-
Category total24-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General6-
International Relations and Affairs0-
Political Science and Government, General1-
Social Sciences, General0-
Sociology1-
Category total24-
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Religious Education0-
Category total3-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0-
Fine and Studio Arts Management0-
Graphic Design6-
Music Management4-
Music, General1-
Musical Theatre1-
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management0-
Category total20-
Grand total3445