Institutional Snapshot 2015-16

About WJU

  • Founded: September 25, 1954 in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Affiliation: Catholic, Jesuit
  • Total Living Alumni: 11,728
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
  • Average Class Size: 14
  • Academics: 40+ programs of study
  • Campus: 65 acre campus supplemented by a 550 acre retreat farm and research preserve; Campus Coffee Shop with Parkhurst proudly serving Starbucks Coffee
  • Residence Halls: 79% of undergraduate students reside on campus
  • Student Groups: 37 student-run clubs and organizations
  • Motto: "Luceat Lux Vestra" - Let Your Light Shine
  • Athletics: 20 NCAA Division II athletic teams
  • Mascot: Iggy the Cardinal
  • Average Transfer GPA: 3.4
  • Freshman Class Statistics:
    • Average HS GPA: 3.4
    • Average SAT Composite: 1479
    • Average ACT Composite: 23
  • 2015-16 Cost:
    • Tuition and Fees: $28,030
    • Room and Board: $7,070
  • Institutional Grants:
    • WJU Grant: Up to $11,000/year (based on need)
  • Merit Scholarships:
    • Presidential Scholarships: $9,000/year
    • Dean's Scholarship: $8,000/year
  • Competitive Scholarships:
    • Stephen J. Laut, S.J. Memorial Scholarship: Qualified high school seniors are invited to compete for two four-year full tuition scholarships
    • The Arrupe Service Scholarship: For students with a distinguished record of community service; recipients must remain active in community service during four years at WJU
    • Choral and Music Ministry Scholarships: Competitive awards for students with choral or liturgical music experience; recipients must participate in University's choral groups or chapel music programs during 4 years at WJU
    • Mount de Chantal Music Scholarship: For female students with a record of Christian service and competitive academics. The recipient must actively participate in music performances.
  • Institutional Scholarships:
    • Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Scholarship: Renewable $2,000 scholarship for students graduating from W.Va. Catholic high schools
    • Endowed Scholarships: More than 55 endowed scholarships.
    • Athletic Scholarships: Available and awarded by the Athletic Coach and supersedes all other Institutional aid.