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Alderson Broaddus University Overview

Located in Philippi, West Virginia, Alderson Broaddus University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Alderson Broaddus University is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Alderson Broaddus University Known For?

197 Undergraduate Awards
$25,057 Avg Cost After Aid
41% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Alderson Broaddus University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average Alderson Broaddus University student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Alderson Broaddus University?

Location of Alderson Broaddus University

Contact details for Alderson Broaddus University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 College Hill Drive, Philippi, WV 26416-2035
Phone: 304-457-1700

How Do I Get Into Alderson Broaddus University?

You can apply to Alderson Broaddus University online at:

Admission Requirements for Alderson Broaddus University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Alderson Broaddus University?

41% Acceptance Rate
42% Of Accepted Are Women
43% Submit SAT Scores
Alderson Broaddus University has a fairly low acceptance rate of 41%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 58% of accepted students are men and 42% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 41%, and the acceptance rate for women is 40%.

Average Test Scores

About 43% of students accepted to Alderson Broaddus University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 540. Math scores were between 460 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 470 to 540 )

SAT Math Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 460 to 540 )
Alderson Broaddus University received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 22. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 16 to 22 )
ACT Math Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 18 to 23 )

Can I Afford Alderson Broaddus University?

$25,057 Net Price
84% Take Out Loans
13.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Alderson Broaddus University is $25,057. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Alderson Broaddus University, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $9,021 a year. That adds up to $36,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alderson Broaddus University is 13.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Alderson Broaddus University Undergraduate Student Diversity

790 Full-Time Undergraduates
41% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 836 undergraduate students at Alderson Broaddus University, with 790 being full-time and 46 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Alderson Broaddus University

There are also 77 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 790 full-time undergraduates at Alderson Broaddus University, 59% are male and 41% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Alderson Broaddus University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Alderson Broaddus University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Alderson Broaddus University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 245
Hispanic or Latino 61
White 429
International Students 36
Other Races/Ethnicities 16

Geographic Diversity

West Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Alderson Broaddus University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 23 countries are represented at Alderson Broaddus University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Spain, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Alderson Broaddus University

9 Took All Classes Online
316 Took At Least One Class Online
89.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at Alderson Broaddus University. In 2017-2018, 316 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Alderson Broaddus University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 19th most popular in West Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Alderson Broaddus University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Alderson Broaddus University was 89.3%. This is the #367 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Alderson Broaddus University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Alderson Broaddus University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 35%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Alderson Broaddus University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Alderson Broaddus University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Educational Administration #25
Nursing #52
Education #62
Health Professions #94

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Alderson Broaddus University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 37 0 37
Allied Health Professions 0 0 34 34
Nursing 0 31 0 31
Marketing 0 23 0 23
General Biology 0 19 0 19
Health & Physical Education 0 16 0 16
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 12 0 12
General Psychology 0 12 0 12
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 6 0 6
Computer Science 0 4 0 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 4 0 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 4 0 0 4
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 3 3
Accounting 0 3 0 3
Communication & Media Studies 0 3 0 3
General Education 3 0 0 3
Natural Resources Conservation 0 3 0 3
Music 0 3 0 3
Public Relations & Advertising 0 2 0 2
History 0 2 0 2
Applied Mathematics 0 2 0 2
Political Science & Government 0 2 0 2
Journalism 0 1 0 1
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 1 0 1
Natural Resource Management 0 1 0 1
Religious Studies 0 1 0 1
Chemistry 0 1 0 1
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 1 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 7 190 37 234


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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