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Fast Facts About WJU

Founded: 1954
Location: Wheeling, WV
Affiliation: Catholic, Jesuit
Enrollment: A total of 1,385 students representing 37 states and more than 20 countries
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Average Class Size: 14
There are 47 programs of study:
35 Bachelors programs
7 Masters programs
1 Doctoral program
4 Certifical programs
Campus: 65 acre main campus; auxiliary Physical Therapy campus in downtown Wheeling; 96,000 ft2 McDonough Athletic Complex; Bishop Schmitt Outdoor Athletic Field; Campus Coffee Shop; 550 acre Lantz retreat farm and research preserve
Residence Halls: 79% of undergraduate students reside on campus
Student Groups: 29 student-run clubs and organizations
Motto: "Luceat Lux Vestra" - Let Your Light Shine
Athletics: 20 NCAA Division II athletic teams
Mascot: Cardinal
Average Transfer GPA: 3.4
Freshman Class Statistics:
  • Average HS GPA: 3.4
  • Average SAT: 1504
  • Average ACT: 23
Annual Cost:
  • Tuition and Fees: $27,830*
  • Room and Board: $5,140 to $6,180
Institutional Grants:
  • WJU Grant: Based on need from FAFSA results
Merit Scholarships (cannot be combined with CCG):
  • High Honors Scholarship
  • Presidential Scholarships
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • Opportunity Scholarship
Competitive Scholarships:
  • Stephen J. Laut, S.J. Memorial Scholarship: Qualified high school seniors are invited to compete for two four-year full tuition scholarships
  • The Arrupe Service Scholarship: For students with a distinguished record of community service; recipients must remain active in community service during four years at WJU
  • Choral and Music Ministry Scholarships: Competitive awards for students with choral or liturgical music experience; recipients must participate in University's choral groups or chapel music programs during 4 years at WJU
  • Carrigan (Thomas F.) Alumni Scholarship: An award established by the WJU Alumni Association, in memory of alumnus and first Alumni Director Tom Carrigan, is granted to children or grandchildren of alumni who have at least a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5.
  • Mount de Chantal Music Scholarship: For female students with a record of Christian service and competitive academics. The recipient must actively participate in music performances.
Institutional Scholarships:
  • Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Scholarship: For graduates of the seven Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and the Roman Catholic High School of Philadelphia, PA. Renewable for four years if the student maintains the applicable academic requirements.
  • Catholic High School Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students who graduate from a Catholic high school outside the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston - renewable for four years if the student maintains the applicable academic requirements.
  • Endowed Scholarships: More than 55 endowed scholarships.
  • Athletic Scholarships: Available and awarded by the Athletic Coach and supersedes all other Institutional aid.

*Subject to change. Includes only mandatory fees.

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