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Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit University, also known as WJU, is a Roman Catholic, private, co-educational university located in Wheeling, United States. It was founded under the name of Wheeling College in 1954. The college officially opened its doors on September 26, 1955. It offers a number of Bachelor's degrees, primarily focused on liberal arts. However, some Bachelor's degrees in science and business studies are also offered by the institution. The academic divisions of the university includes:
  • Acker Science Center
  • Donahue Hall
  • Erma Ora Byrd Center for Educational Technologies
  • Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center
The athletics teams of WJU are known as the Cardinals. The students of the university participate in intercollegiate cross country, golf, soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, swimming, track and field, volleyball and softball.

Profile of Wheeling Jesuit UniversityThe main campus of Wheeling Jesuit University is in Wheeling, WV (a small city). The school is a Roman Catholic institution. Wheeling Jesuit University is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Wheeling Jesuit University offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. The school students most commonly major in a field related to nursing and emergency medicine and therapy and Counselling.

Wheeling Jesuit University Selectivity

Wheeling Jesuit University does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 460 to 540. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 450 or more. Students attending Wheeling Jesuit University come from a variety of places, in and out of state.

The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges. Wheeling Jesuit University offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 1, 420 enrolled students.

Student Life
Wheeling Jesuit University is generally not a school for part-time students. Student athletes at the school belong to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for major sports. Wheeling Jesuit University takes athletics seriously enough to offer athletic financial aid to a significant portion of its students.

Wheeling Jesuit University Programs and Degrees  
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Business and Management81human resources management, business and related services, business management, accounting
Therapy and Counselling78physical therapy, psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine69registered nursing
Liberal Arts58liberal arts and sciences, history, creative writing, political science, interdisciplinary studies, English, liberal arts and humanities, international relations, . . .
Medical Support and Technology21nuclear medical tech, respiratory care tech
Science19chemistry, biology, physics, biological and biomedical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry courses
Security and Law Enforcement8criminal justice and safety, corrections
Religion and Philosophy7theology, philosophy, religious Education
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science
Medical administration4health and medical administrative, health care administration
Mathematics0systems science and theory, mathematics
Education and Teaching0science teaching

Contact: Wheeling Jesuit UniversityWheeling Jesuit University

316 Washington Ave

Wheeling, WV 26003

General Phone: (304) 243-2000


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