Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private residential college that is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. The College has 1,400 students and offers 49 majors and 34 minors along with graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, education, English creative writing, and nursing.
Wesleyan’s student life program features 21 NCAA II teams, regionally-renowned performing arts groups, intramurals, outdoor recreation, nine national fraternities and sororities, religious life, over 70 campus organizations, and the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development.
Here are ten great facts about West Virginia Wesleyan College!
- Wesleyan has been listed as a first-tier regional college in the Southeast for the past two years in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges Guide.
- Wesleyan is the only college or university in West Virginia to be listed in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges “Great Schools at Great Prices” category.
- Wesleyan is ranked 12th among baccalaureate colleges by Washington Monthly magazine.
- Wesleyan is a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
- Wesleyan has been named a Best Southeastern College in The Princeton Review for 11 consecutive years.
- Wesleyan is one of four colleges and universities in West Virginia to be listed as a College of Distinction.
- Wesleyan ranks first in the number of Appalachian College Association Scholarship recipients over the past five years.
- Wesleyan’s Learning Center was ranked second in the nation in 2012.
- 15 students have been named international scholarship winners (including 11 Fulbright Scholars) during the past six years.
- Wesleyan has been the number one private school for West Virginia PROMISE Scholars every year since the program’s inception in 2002.