College Expecting Largest Freshmen Class in Ten Years

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Exciting things are happening at West Virginia Wesleyan College.  As the fall semester approaches, the College is preparing for the arrival of its largest freshmen class in ten years and one of its most sizable in its 123 year history.  Prospective student interest in the College continues to grow as indicated in its freshmen application numbers, and the incoming class will include approximately 470 freshmen and more than 500 total new undergraduate students.

Since 2010, freshmen applications have increased by more than 30%.  Director of Admission John Waltz commented, “I am extremely proud of the Admission Team for their hard work, determination, and creativity.  I am also thankful for the commitment of faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and Trustees in making student recruitment a College-wide commitment.”

Graduate enrollment at the College has also experienced healthy growth.  In addition to increasing numbers, the academic quality of students enrolling continues to be strong.  According to Bernard Valento, vice president for enrollment management, “This is an exciting period for the College as evident in recent campus facilities construction and improvements, unprecedented student achievements, and interest in the College.  The College continues to be recognized for its high quality and affordability.”

For more information about enrolling at West Virginia Wesleyan College, please contact the Office of Admission at 304-473-8510 or 800-722-9933.

Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan is a small, private liberal arts school of approximately 1,400 students.  Offering 44 majors and 34 minors, along with graduate programs in athletic training, business, education, English writing, and nursing, West Virginia Wesleyan is a residential college and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.  The College is listed in the first tier in the South in the 2013 U.S. News Best Colleges and is the only West Virginia school listed in the U.S. News Great Schools at Great Prices publication.  West Virginia College is also ranked 12th among baccalaureate college in The Washington Monthly.