College Earns Distinctive Honor

Monday, July 29th, 2013

West Virginia Wesleyan College has been named as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 year.  The College was chosen for its exemplary committment to the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.  West Virginia Wesleyan College will be featured on the new, as well as be included in the 2013-2014 Colleges of Distinction eGuidebook.

Colleges and universities are nominated by high school college counselors for consideration by Colleges of Distinction. In order to be named to the list, Wesleyan staff and faculty were interviewed and representatives for visited the college to fully understand student engagement and the quality of teaching.

On the website, West Virginia Wesleyan is described as a college with “long standing traditions and elegant turn of the century campus give rise to its liberal arts education, which never ceases to prepare students to make quality contributions throughout the region and world.”

West Virginia Wesleyan is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon. WVWC was founded in 1890 and has earned distinctions as one of the nation’s best colleges by national publications, including the Princeton Review. The college is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers its students vast educational experiences, and encourages good citizenship and community service. Students at West Virginia Wesleyan College are engaged in 44 majors and 34 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, education, English writing, and nursing; 20 NCAA Division II sports teams; 10 performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations.

For more information about West Virginia Wesleyan College, please contact the Office of Admission at 304-473-8510 or visit