International Admissions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


+ Am I considered an international student?
Wheeling Jesuit University defines an international student as someone who is a permanent resident or citizen of a country other than the United States, and who is requires immigration documents in order to study in the U.S.

+ What are your academic requirements?
Below are the requirements for International student admissions:

  • Secondary school GPA of 3.0
  • If English is your native language, WJU requires a 940 SAT or higher (verbal and math) or an ACT composite score of 20 or above
  • If English is not your native language, WJU can accept a TOEFL or IELTS in lieu of the SAT or ACT. Wheeling Jesuit requires a TOEFL score of 80 iBT, 213 on the computer-based test, or 550 on the paper-based test. WJU also accepts an IELTS score of a 6 or higher

+ Do you accept electronic copies of my documents?
WJU accepts electronic copies of official documents during the initial application process. However, physical official documents are required before or when you arrive on campus.

+ Do you offer financial aid to international students?
Yes, Wheeling Jesuit University offers financial aid to international students. Financial aid for international students is packaged automatically and there are no extra forms to complete unless you receive athletic scholarships or are applying for competitive scholarships. Additional need-based scholarships may be available when you submit your affidavit of support.

+ Can I get a job on campus?
International students are allowed to work on campus. Wheeling Jesuit does provide WJU work study funds to a select few students, but the opportunities are very scarce. Please do not rely on campus employment as a source of funding for your education.

+ How do I get to Wheeling Jesuit University?
WJU provides airport and Greyhound bus pick-up for new, incoming students living on campus. It is provided the day of move-in. You must fly into the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania if you need picked up at the airport by WJU staff. This is the only airport the school can pick you up from. WJU provides transportation from the Pittsburgh and Wheeling greyhound stations only. Please make sure to email a copy of your flight/bus ticket to your Admissions Representative.

+ What should I bring with me to campus?
Please refer to the Suggested Packing List to see what items are recommended to bring on campus.

+ What is the weather like in Wheeling?
Wheeling experiences all of four seasons. Typically, the coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 38˚F (3.4˚C). The warmest month of the year is usually July with an average temperature of 85˚F (29.4˚C). Make sure to pack your clothes accordingly. Local retail shops are near-by if you need to purchase weather appropriate items.