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A Jesuit Education Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit University is one of 28 universities in America designed in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and service to others.   A Jesuit education provides reasoning, imagination, expression, and value, so students can be confident of success in the world and, more important, capable as leaders in service to others. Wheeling Jesuit's affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence with the best of advanced technology to educate student for life, for leadership, and for service with and among others.

Engaged Students

Wheeling Jesuit students are serious about being agents of positive change to the people on the campus, in the community and around the world. Our students are involved with on-campus activities, leadership opportunities, as well as when they venture to study abroad in countries all over the world.

Great Teaching

Wheeling Jesuit's liberal arts education immerses you in world of ideas beyond your major. Faculty work one-on-one with students, strive to accommodate students with special interests, allowing you to design your own major, develop your own internships, ever create your own study-abroad experiences.

Vibrant Community

Wheeling Jesuit offers a welcoming atmosphere for students from all religious backgrounds. Wheeling Jesuit University sits on a 65-acre modern campus located in the center of the beautiful Ohio Valley, less than one hour from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and two hours from Columbus, Ohio. Our location in the northern tip of West Virginia offers students instant access to a full-range of resources, businesses, entertainment, cultural and social offerings. Our location near Interstate 70 puts Cleveland, Ohio, and

Charlestonwithin a three-hour drive. Washington, D. C. , Baltimore, and Philadelphia within a five-hour drive, and it is only a six-hour drive to Detroit.

Successful Outcomes

Wheeling Jesuit alumni learned to write their own definition of success and to build the character and confidence they needed to live it out their goals. We can do the same for you, encouraging you to lay a foundation of knowledge and values that will help you know exactly where you want to be - and exactly how to get there.

Fast Facts

Wheeling Jesuit University is a co-ed, four-year, private university, offering more than 30 undergraduate programs and six graduate programs. The University was founded in 1954 in partnership between the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus.

Value of A Jesuit Education.

The heart of a Wheeling Jesuit education lies in learning to discern God's will in your lives, in all that your are and do.   A Jesuit education provides reasoning, imagination, expression, and value, so you can be confident of success in the world and, more important, capable as a leader in service to others. Discernment allows you to direct your life to a Christ-like giving of yourself to others and to become a faith-filled person, motivated by love of God and others in such a way that you make your life decisions more for the glory of God ("Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam") and service to your community than merely for your own personal desires. We strive to give you ongoing development of your imagination, feelings, conscience and intellect, and to encourage and help you recognize new experiences as opportunities to further growth.   We want you to see service to others as more self-fulfilling than success or prosperity.


NCAA Division II, WVIA Conference. 18 varsity sports (Men's Varsity teams, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field. Nine Women's Varsity teams, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Volleyball. The athletic teams have won more than 44 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) titles.

Activity/Club/Organization Types

Extracurricular activities are essential to achieving a well-rounded Jesuit education. Each year, numerous student organizations provide more than 350 activities for students. Organizations include student government, service organizations, sports clubs, special interest groups and media organizations. In addition, Wheeling Jesuit offers more than 30 student-run clubs and activities. They range from clubs in most subject areas to service activities, from social and civic activities to student government, from environmental involvement to social justice and minority affairs. If you can't find the club You're looking for, a $500 budget from Student Activities can help you to start your own!

More Distinctions

U. S. News& World Report ranked Wheeling Jesuit 15th in the "Best Master's Universities in the South, in 2005.

Profiled in The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry reaches out through bible study and faith sharing, retreats, spiritual and social programs, liturgical ministry and music, worship and reconciliation services, ecumenical and interfaith programs, and active community service.

Great Facilities

The $10 million Acker Science Center provides students with facilities that open doors to new and exciting research possibilities, doubling space for biology and chemistry labs, adding a grant-funded modern language lab, computer science labs and a teacher preparation demonstration classroom. The state-of-the-art equipment and new labs provide students with the means to undertake cutting-edge research projects. Wheeling Jesuit ensures that students receive real-world experiences, not just classroom instruction, giving students the opportunity to take what they've learned in the classroom and expand that knowledge in the area of research. More than 100 students report to the community on their research at the annual Student Research and Scholarship Symposium. Students often cite the research opportunities as one of the reasons they enroll at Wheeling Jesuit University.

The campus is home to the Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center, the Erma Ora Byrd Center for Educational Technologies, a Challenger Learning Center and the Clifford M. Lewis Appalachian Institute. NASA's Classroom of the Future in the Center for Educational Technologies. Students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by serving as research assistants, writers, software testers and even actors through employment and internships at various projects.

Successful Outcomes

Wheeling Jesuit alumni work as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, as community leaders, as clergy, teachers, therapists, and theologians. They serve soup to the homeless, and serve the country in Congress. They lead non-profit agencies and global companies. Graduate school is a great definition of success. Nearly 30 percent of the most recent graduating class enrolled in graduate schools or professional programs, and many received full-scholarships. Check out these numbers from recent alumni:

Graduates, over the past decade, have achieved-

  • 100 percent acceptance into physical therapy graduate programs.

  • 100 percent pass rate on the licensing exam for nursing.

  • 100 percent pass rate on the nuclear medicine licensing exam.

  • 100 percent pass rate on the respiratory therapy exam.

  • 100 percent acceptance rate into top law schools.


Wheeling Jesuit University

316 Washington Avenue


Phone: (800) 624-6992  Ext. 2359

Fax: 304-243-2397

Admissions email: admiss@wju.edu

Website: http://www.wju.edu/

United States Universities, Colleges and Schools


Wheeling Jesuit University

316 Washington Avenue


Phone: (800) 624-6992  Ext. 2359

Fax: 304-243-2397

Admissions email: admiss@wju.edu



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