Institutional Snapshot

About WJU

  • Founded: September 25, 1954 in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Enrollment: A total of 1,171 students representing 32 states and 21 countries
  • Total Living Alumni: 12,795
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
  • Average Class Size: 16
  • Academics: 16 programs of study
    • 8 Bachelor programs
    • 3 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, Challenger Learning Center, Bishop Schmitt Outdoor Athletic Field, Campus Coffee Shop, 550 acre Lantz retreat farm and research preserve
  • Residence Halls: 76% of undergraduate students reside on campus
  • Student Groups: 18 student-run clubs and organizations
  • Motto: "Luceat Lux Vestra" - Let Your Light Shine
  • Athletics: 20 NCAA Division II Sports and USA Rugby
  • Mascot: Iggy the Cardinal
  • Freshman Class Statistics:
    • Average HS GPA: 3.35
    • Average ACT Composite: 21
  • 2018-19 Costs:
    • Tuition: $29,090
    • Fees: $200
    • Room and Board: $9,900
  • 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:
    • High Honors Scholarship: This merit-based scholarship is based upon a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.75 and either a composite ACT score of 26 or a combined SAT score of 1240 – renewable for four years if the student maintains the applicable academic requirements.
    • Presidential Scholarship: This merit-based scholarship is based upon a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.25 and either a composite ACT score of 22 or a combined SAT score of 1100 – renewable for four years if the student maintains the applicable academic requirements.
    • Dean's Scholarship: This merit-based scholarship is based upon a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 and either a composite ACT score of 18 or a combined SAT score of 940 – renewable for four years if the student maintains the applicable academic requirements.
    • Opportunity Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded based upon the student’s potential to thrive and succeed at the university. A recipient of this scholarship must meet the university’s admissions requirements – 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.

See http://factbook.wju.edu/grantscholarships for a comprehensive list of grants and scholarships available.