Institutional Snapshot 2016-17

About WJU

  • Founded: September 25, 1954 in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Affiliation: Catholic, Jesuit
  • Total Living Alumni: 12,011
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
  • Average Class Size: 15
  • 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; 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: Varsity Teams: 21 (11 men, 10 women)
  • Mascot: Iggy the Cardinal
  • Average Transfer GPA: 3.1
  • Freshman Class Statistics:
    • Average HS GPA: 3.3
    • Average SAT Composite: 1416
    • Average ACT Composite: 21
  • 2016-17 Cost:
    • Tuition: $27,000
    • Fees: $1,110
    • Room and Board: $8,996
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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: 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.