Wheeling Jesuit University - Bachelor's Degree

Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU), located in Wheeling, West Virginia, is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic university in the US. WJU offers more than 50 programs of study and is a national leader in undergraduate research.

  • Average Tution USD 35,030
  • Acceptance Rate 63%
  • Students 1,575
  • International Students 2.63%
  • Total Cost USD 35,030
  • Scholarships 15,233,654
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 15:1

School Description

Wheeling Jesuit University (previously known as Wheeling College) was founded in 1954. The College was established as a partnership between the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and the Society of Jesus of the Maryland Province. The College opened its doors on September 26, 1955 to its first class of 90 freshmen. At the time, the College was managed by 12 Jesuits and four lay professors.

Today Wheeling Jesuit University stands as the only Catholic institution of higher learning in West Virginia; it is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In 2014 Wheeling Jesuit was recognised as a national leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement; it was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

WJU is home of the Cardinals; it has 18 NCAA Division II athletic teams, a USA Division 1A Rugby program and two club sports. In 2015, WJU captured its first NCAA Division II National Championship in in volleyball; it has won 63 championships and has more than 45 academic All-Americans. Some of WJU’s notable alumni include: Fred Kleisner, Independent Director, Caesars Entertainment; and Lionel Cartwright, Producer and Music Director.

Bachelor Programs

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Business Administration

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Management

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Marketing

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Education

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Fine Arts

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Criminal Justice

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Respiratory Therapy

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to administer general respiratory care procedures under the supervision of respiratory therapists in a variety of clinical settings. Includes instruction in patient data collection and monitoring, airway management, installation of nebulizers and other respiratory assistance devices, application and monitoring of breathing gases, equipment operation and maintenance, safety and sanitation procedures, and applicable regulations.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Biology

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Nursing

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Physics

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Communication

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    History

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Philosophy

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Political Science

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Psychology

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Theology

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    Spanish

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

    French

    USD 27,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

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  • SchoolApply Ranking 687
  • Forbes (USA) 514

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  • Minimum GPA 3.40
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Average SAT Score 1455

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    Established in 1954

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    Wheeling Jesuit University’s research partners and programs include National Institute of Health, NASA, Appalachian Institute and the Challenger Learning Center.

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          • 2007-2007, Bachelor of Arts

            Education, invaluable memories, connection, & a sense of dutyYAlthough I studied abroad for much of my degree, what I remember & cherish most from my undergraduate studies came from my Jesuit education. It instilled a stronger educational background in me that I do not always see in others while also providing a strong sense of community and memories to go along. The connections I made while at WJU will last a lifetime. The strong community bond WJU instills into its students follows us the rest of our lives as a sense of duty to others. I live far away now but each time I think of visiting the east coast I have a great desire to visit & spend extra time at my alma mater.

          • 2011-2012, Master's Degree

            Relational, Focused Education.YI completely enjoyed my educational experience with Wheeling Jesuit University's, School of Education because of the relational component. On a daily basis I was in contact with my peers and instructional leaders gaining greater insight into education through open, honest discourse. Although I was the lone Indiana/Illinois student, I found that being connected with people from WV, OH, TN and other students exposed me to diversity of thought. My mentor Dr. Bonnie Ritz stood by my side through my year and a half long Ed. Leadership study and helped me accomplish hundreds of hours of experience on both the building and central administration levels. When it came time to secure my state level certifications she willingly wrote letters to support my academic experience.

          • 1983-1987, Bachelor of Arts

            Faith and ReasonYSaint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo exhorted us: "Crede, ut intelligas" ("believe so that you may understand"); Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, personalized the message this way: "Neque enim quaero intelligere ut credam, sed credo ut intelligam" ("I do not seek to understand in order that I may believe, but rather, I believe in order that I may understand"). Saint Augustine lived in the 4th and 5th centuries, Saint Anselm in the 11th. But it is in the 16th century that Saint Ignatius Loyola founded the Society of Jesus, aka The Jesuits. The message made its way to me in the 20th century via the Jesuit institution of what was then called Wheeling College, nka Wheeling Jesuit University. The message is the fact that in order to understand any thing, one must believe that the thing is understandable first. Faith precedes reason, and makes reason possible. That these two attributes complement and strengthen one another graced me with a particle of wisdom and an abundance of confidence that no problem in any walk of life was beyond my comprehension. For myself, living in an increasingly combative age, where dismay and disaffection with the irrational reactionary errors and intolerance of organized religion are being irrationally extrapolated into irrational radical and equally erroneous and intolerant entropic atheism; the ability to simply demonstrate that all reason rests on faith is both sword and shield against ignorance and dogma. What I state about confidence above so expressly may not be consciously recognized by all alumni, yet it is tacitly woven into the education that the Jesuits in general, and my alma mater in particular bestow upon their students. The Jesuits empower their students with that confidence that comes from knowing that nothing is beyond understanding. They train us for leadership and for life. Many of us choose to teach. Many others choose some entrepreneurship where one may chart one's own course and in doing so, employ others thereby helping them to achieve their own life goals. Many become caregivers. We give service in public and charitable sectors of society. Those who choose work in larger organizations tend to become leaders within those structures. Most of us become parents. All of us become citizens. In one way or another we try to pay it forward, AMDG: "Ad maiorem Dei gloriam" (for the greater glory of God).Show less