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Fast Facts About WJU


Founded: 1954
Location: Wheeling, WV
Affiliation: Catholic, Jesuit
Enrollment: A total of 1,500 students representing 26 states and more than 20 countries
Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Average Class Size: 18
Academics: More than 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: 74% of students reside on campus
Student Groups: More than 30 student-run clubs and organizations
Motto: "Luceat Lux Vestra" - Let Your Light Shine
Athletics: 20 NCAA Division II athletic teams
Mascot: Cardinal
Average Transfer GPA: 3.2
Freshman Class Statistics:
  • Average GPA: 3.4
  • Average SAT: 1013
  • Average ACT: 22
Annual Cost:
  • Tuition and Fees: $27,830*
  • Room and Board: $5,140 to $6,180
Institutional Grants:
  • Community Connection Grant (CCG): $11,000/year
  • WJU Grant: Up to $11,000/year (based on need)
Merit Scholarships (cannot be combined with CCG):
  • 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 four 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:
  • Catholic High School Scholarship: Renewable $1,000 scholarship for students graduating from Catholic high schools (cannot be combined with CCG)
  • Endowed Scholarships: More than 55 endowed scholarships. See the Scholarships Website for more details.
  • Athletic Scholarships: Available and awarded by the Athletic Coach and supersedes all other Institutional aid.

*Subject to change. Includes only mandatory fees.


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