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Wheeling Jesuit University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1954
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,203
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $17,466,715
Admissions Address

316 Washington Avenue
Wheeling, WV 26003

Website

http://www.wju.edu

Admissions E-mail

admiss@wju.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jay DeFruscio
Admissions office telephone: (800) 624-6992
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
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: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.wju.edu/admissions/adm_apply.asp Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
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 4
Mathematics 2 2
Science 1 1
Lab 1 1
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 2 2
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 6 6
Total academic units 15 15

*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: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
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: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 72%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 72%
Total applicants: 1,173
Total acceptances: 848
Total freshman enrollment: 284
 
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: 494
Male acceptances: 357
Male freshman enrollment: 114
 
Female applicants: 679
Female acceptances: 491
Female freshman enrollment: 170
Out-of-state freshmen: 60%
 
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: 22%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 49%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 78%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 80%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 50%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 570
Math: 470 – 580
Combined: 930 – 1150

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.0% 2.0%
600-699 17.0% 17.0%
500-599 40.0% 45.0%
400-499 35.0% 30.0%
300-399 6.0% 6.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 79%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 20 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 7.0% 2.0%
24-29 38.0% 33.0% 34.0%
18-23 56.0% 49.0% 45.0%
12-17 4.0% 11.0% 19.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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