Institutional Snapshot

About WJU

  • Founded: September 25, 1954 in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Affiliation: Jesuit Catholic
  • Enrollment: A total of 1,124 students representing 37 states and 21 countries
  • Total Living Alumni: 12,613
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
  • Average Class Size: 14
  • Academics: 47 programs of study
    • 35 Bachelor programs
    • 7 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: 79% of undergraduate students reside on campus
  • Student Groups: 18 student-run clubs and organizations
  • Motto: "Luceat Lux Vestra" - Let Your Light Shine
  • Athletics: Varsity Teams: 20 (10 men, 10 women)
  • Mascot: Iggy the Cardinal
  • Average Transfer GPA: 3.7
  • Freshman Class Statistics:
    • Average HS GPA: 3.4
    • Average ACT Composite: 22
  • 2018-19 Costs:
    • Tuition: $29,090
    • Fees: $200
    • Room and Board: $7,010
  • 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 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.

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