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Wheeling Jesuit University Overview

Wheeling Jesuit University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Wheeling, West Virginia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Wheeling Jesuit University Known For?

176 Undergraduate Awards
$24,212 Avg Cost After Aid
51% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Wheeling Jesuit have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Wheeling Jesuit.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 47% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Wheeling Jesuit with a bachelor's degree make about $46,200 a year. That's 13% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Wheeling Jesuit to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Wheeling Jesuit University Rankings

Wheeling Jesuit holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in West Virginia ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Wheeling Jesuit.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Value Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#136 Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Wheeling Jesuit has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#57 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#65 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#77 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#103 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Wheeling Jesuit University?

Location of Wheeling Jesuit University

Contact details for Wheeling Jesuit are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-243-2000

How Do I Get Into Wheeling Jesuit?

You can apply to Wheeling Jesuit online at:

Admission Requirements for Wheeling Jesuit

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Wheeling Jesuit?

51% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
31% Submit SAT Scores
Wheeling Jesuit has an acceptance rate of 51%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 51%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.

Average Test Scores

About 31% of students accepted to Wheeling Jesuit submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 560. Math scores were between 450 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Wheeling Jesuit University  ( 460 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Wheeling Jesuit University  ( 450 to 560 )
Wheeling Jesuit received ACT scores from 70% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Wheeling Jesuit University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Wheeling Jesuit University  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Wheeling Jesuit University  ( 19 to 24 )

Can I Afford Wheeling Jesuit University?

$24,212 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
4.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Wheeling Jesuit is $24,212. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Wheeling Jesuit, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,686 a year. That adds up to $30,744 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wheeling Jesuit is 4.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Wheeling Jesuit University Undergraduate Student Diversity

423 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 532 undergraduate students at Wheeling Jesuit, with 423 being full-time and 109 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Wheeling Jesuit

There are also 266 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 423 full-time undergraduates at Wheeling Jesuit, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wheeling Jesuit

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wheeling Jesuit University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wheeling Jesuit Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 86
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 260
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 65

Geographic Diversity

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

Over 37 countries are represented at Wheeling Jesuit. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Congo, Venezuela, and Canada.

Online Learning at Wheeling Jesuit University

135 Took All Classes Online
364 Took At Least One Class Online
-21.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Wheeling Jesuit. In 2017-2018, 364 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wheeling Jesuit has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 12th 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 Wheeling Jesuit

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wheeling Jesuit University was -21.5%. This is the #2,673 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wheeling Jesuit regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health Professions 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wheeling Jesuit 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 Wheeling Jesuit.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Educational Administration #298

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%.

Wheeling Jesuit University Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 26 1 32 0 59
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 56 56
Business Administration & Management 0 28 0 21 0 49
Educational Administration 0 0 0 16 0 16
Allied Health Professions 0 15 0 0 0 15
General Psychology 0 15 0 0 0 15
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12 0 0 0 0 12
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 12 0 0 0 12
General Biology 0 10 0 0 0 10
General Education 0 9 0 0 0 9
Accounting 0 7 0 0 0 7
Public Relations & Advertising 0 7 0 0 0 7
Engineering Science 0 7 0 0 0 7
Chemistry 0 6 0 0 0 6
General English Literature 0 4 0 0 0 4
History 0 3 0 0 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 3 0 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Philosophy 0 3 0 0 0 3
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Information Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 0 1 0 0 0 1
Political Science & Government 0 1 0 0 0 1
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 12 164 1 69 56 302


*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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