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WVWC Named Best College in the Southern Regional Universities and as Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Edition

Sep 12, 2017

West Virginia Wesleyan College has been selected as a first tier college in the Southern Regional Universities and as Best Value Schools in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Colleges.  The United Methodist-related school was listed as the 48th best regional college out of 142 colleges and universities.

“We’re honored to once again be named among the Best Value Schools,” said Vice President of Enrollment John Waltz ’01.   “The true value of a Wesleyan education goes beyond cost.  The ability to get into the graduate school of choice or to get a job in a respective field right after graduation proves the worth of a Wesleyan education.  We are thankful for generous donors who make scholarship opportunities possible that connect students to the incredible faculty and staff at West Virginia Wesleyan College.   At Wesleyan, academics, athletics, arts, and community service and leadership are all awarded to enable students to study while continuing their passions and while changing the world around them.”

This is the seventh consecutive year that the private residential school has been honored by US News & World Report. For the fifth consecutive year, Wesleyan has been ranked in the Southern Regional Universities Best Value in the category that includes academic quality and cost of attendance after financial aid.  This year Wesleyan ranked eighth. In addition, The Princeton Review named Wesleyan in its “Best in the Southeast” in the 2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

West Virginia Wesleyan offers over 40 majors along with graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, English Writing, and nursing.  The College also has more West Virginia PROMISE Scholars than any private school. During the past ten years, fourteen Wesleyan students have been named Fulbright Scholars while four others have won international scholarships through the U.S. Department of State.