About Fast Facts

Founded: 1954

Location: Wheeling, WV

Affiliation: Catholic, Jesuit

Enrollment: A total of 1,150 (graduate & undergraduate) students representing 36 states and more than 26 countries

Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Average Class Size: 15


There are 47 programs of study:
18 Bachelors programs
5 Masters programs
1 Doctoral program
4 Certificate 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: 1050
  • Average ACT: 22

Annual Cost:

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,290*
  • Room and Board: $5,400 to $4,500

Institutional Grants:

  • WJU Grant: Based on need from FAFSA results

Merit Scholarships:

  • 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
  • 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.

Institutional Scholarships:

  • Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Scholarship: For graduates of the six 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.