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President's Welcome


Image of Wheeling Jesuit University President Rev. James J. Fleming, SJ.Welcome to Wheeling Jesuit University!

I believe you'll like it here and feel even better about WJU and about yourself before you leave. If you are a prospective student considering Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU), I encourage you to learn more about our institution. Of the many excellent reasons to choose WJU, let me highlight five for your consideration.

Education that stands the test of time - WJU is part of a 450-year Jesuit tradition of educational excellence that prepares students for moral decision-making, about important topics that affect their lives and their world. Our students gain service-based experiences at WJU that help prepare them for their life's work in boardrooms and classrooms, medical centers and center stage, laboratories and labor relations. In short, WJU graduates make a difference in the world in which they live--and hence the world in which we all live.

Measurable student outcomes - Forbes Magazine ranks WJU in the top 10% of all colleges in the nation. Again this past year WJU was named a regional leader in the US News and World Report. For the past decade, our students have achieved near 100% acceptance rates for graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, law, and engineering. This past academic year, 100 percent of our students who applied passed their certification boards in Nursing, Nuclear Medicine, Respiratory Therapy, Athletic Training and Physical Therapy. Finally, 100 percent of WJU students who applied were accepted into law school. The pattern is clear: WJU students succeed.

Research university - WJU is a national leader in undergraduate research-oriented education. WJU students are twice as likely as their peers at other colleges to participate in research with their professors. Our research partners and programs include National Institutes of Health, NASA, Appalachian Institute, Center for Educational Technologies, NASA-sponsored Classroom of the Future, Challenger Learning Center, and the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. WJU is a practical, research-based university.

Beautiful and safe learning environment - Less than an hour from downtown Pittsburgh, our campus is safely located in the rolling hills of the northern Ohio Valley and offers a campus community that is conducive to intellectual and moral development. WJU offers more than 300 activities for students, ranging from the excitement of 19 NCAA Division II sports programs, to fine and performing arts, to cultural clubs and student organizations. WJU students are healthy, well balanced human beings.

In a time of ever increasing university costs, still a superb value - In fact, Wheeling Jesuit University is perhaps the best educational value in America. As a research institution that prepares its students to address the important challenges of our time, we offer an affordable option to students seeking new challenges and opportunities.

Come visit our campus, talk with our dedicated faculty and coaches, meet our Alumni. Let us be part of your preparation for life, leadership, and service.

I welcome you to contact me personally for a meeting or conversation regarding Wheeling Jesuit University - president@wju.edu.

Sincerely,

Rev. James J. Fleming, S.J., President



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