Alumni In Recruitment Fast Facts


  • One of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities within the United Sates. Founded in 1954, we are the youngest in a legacy that started nationally with Georgetown University in 1789.
  • Wheeling Jesuit is the first and only Catholic institute of higher education in West Virginia.
  • Philosophy based upon academic excellence, service to others and educating the whole person.  
  • WJU's campus is 65 acres and is supplemented by a 390 acre retreat and research preserve.
  • In their 2019 edition, U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" ranked Wheeling Jesuit University as one of the Best Regional Universities in the South Region and as the highest ranked university in West Virginia for the 23rd consecutive year.
  • College Raptor's "Hidden Gem" list of 2018 ranked WJU the best Hidden Gem Institution in West Virginia for the fourth year in a row.
  • Total enrollment is approximately 1,150 students representing over 36 states and 26 countries. We have about 900 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students.
  • The average class size is 15 students per class. Ninety-one percent of all course offerings have fewer than 30 students.
  • WJU has an 11-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • More than ninety percent of our students interact with their professors outside of the classroom.
  • 100% of accepted students receive merit-based scholarships
  • In 2017, students received more than $25 million in scholarships and financial aid
  • 47 programs of study are offered (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate)
  • Approx. 30 student clubs and organizations that put on over hundreds events a year.
  • WJU offers 20 varsity athletic teams: NCAA Division II, D1A College Rugby, and club sports such as Hockey, Cheerleading, and Tennis.
  • WJU is a national leader in undergraduate research with almost 50% of undergraduate students participating in research projects and almost 70% completing a senior capstone project.
  • Of those who apply, nearly 100% of students are accepted into graduate programs in law, medicine, and physical therapy.
  • Wheeling Jesuit boasts Early Assurance Programs in Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, and Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Over the past few years 95-100% of our students have passed their boards on the first try in the areas of education and nursing.
  • 93% of graduates are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation
  • In the 2017-2018 school year, WJU completed and coordinated 40,000 hours of voluntary community service.
  • Fall 2018 Freshman Class Statistics:
    • Average GPA: 3.4
    • Average SAT: 1050
    • Average ACT: 21.5
  • 2018-2019 tuition and fees: $29,290
  • 2018-2019 room and board: $9,900