About Fast Facts


Founded: 1954

Location: Wheeling, WV

Enrollment: A total of 1,171 (graduate & undergraduate) students representing 32 states and 21 countries

Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Average Class Size: 16

Academics:

Sixteen programs of study:
8 Bachelors programs
3 Masters programs
1 Doctoral program
4 Certificate programs

Campus: 65 acre main campus, 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 athletic teams

Mascot: Cardinal

Freshman Class Statistics:

  • Average HS GPA: 3.35
  • Average ACT Composite: 21

Annual Cost:

  • Tuition: $29,090
  • Fees: $200
  • Room and Board: $9,900

Institutional Grants:

  • Wheeling Jesuit University 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 Wheeling University 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://www.wju.edu/finaid/scholarships-grants.html for a comprehensive list of grants and scholarships available.