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West Virginia Wesleyan College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1890
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,176
Environment: Rural
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, WV 26201

Website

http://www.wvwc.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@wvwc.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: July 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Chris Coons
Admissions office telephone: (800) 722-9933
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.applyweb.com/apply/wvwc/ Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives N/A 3
Total academic units 24 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: May 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 96%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 96%
Total applicants: 1,065
Total acceptances: 1,021
Total freshman enrollment: 291
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 469
Male acceptances: 445
Male freshman enrollment: 124
 
Female applicants: 596
Female acceptances: 576
Female freshman enrollment: 167
Out-of-state freshmen: 50%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 24%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 51%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 77%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 81%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 63%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 560
Math: 435 – 560
Combined: 875 – 1120

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.6% 1.1%
600-699 16.9% 11.5%
500-599 36.1% 36.6%
400-499 38.3% 39.9%
300-399 8.2% 10.4%
200-299 0.0% 0.6%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 63%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 26
Math: 20 – 26
Composite: 20 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 5.0% 12.1% 2.8%
24-29 39.6% 26.4% 28.6%
18-23 46.7% 49.5% 47.8%
12-17 8.8% 11.5% 20.9%
6-11 0.0% 0.6% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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