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Wesleyan Named Hidden Gem in the Southeast

Jan 31, 2019

West Virginia Wesleyan College has been recognized by an online service as one of the top schools in the southeast. recently release their list of Hidden Gems of the Southeast.  This list introduces potential students to some of the best colleges and universities across the United States that receive less recognition, yet have the same prestige, as more popular and well-known schools.

These schools may not be as well-known to most people across the country, but those who do know them understand just how impressive and prestigious they are.  While some students may prefer to go to a school that has hundreds of students in each classroom, students at these schools enjoy the pleasure of a learning environment that gives them a stance that is respected and listened to.  Students at these hidden gems have outstanding educations, notable diplomas, and beautiful spaces in which to grow as a student.

According to lead researcher and writer, Rowan Jones, “These schools represent twenty-five of the best schools in the country.  Applicants to and students of any of these colleges or universities can be exceedingly proud of their school, and rest assured that they are receiving a fabulous education.”

Below are the schools that have made the Hidden Gems of the Southeast:

  • Roanoke College—Salem, VA
  • Hollins University—Roanoke, VA
  • Wheeling Jesuit University—Wheeling, WV
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College—Buckhannon, WV
  • Transylvania University—Lexington, KY
  • Berea College—Berea, KY
  • Ouachita Baptist University—Arkadelphia, AK
  • Sewanee: The University of the South—Arkadelphia, AK
  • Lipscomb University—Nashville, TN
  • Milligan College—Milligan College, TN
  • University of North Carolina Asheville—Asheville, NC
  • Catawba College—Salisbury, NC
  • Coker College—Hartsville, SC
  • Bob Jones University—Greenville, SC
  • Berry College—Mount Berry, GA
  • Oglethorpe University—Atlanta, GA
  • Eckerd College—St. Petersburg, FL
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University—Daytona Beach, FL
  • Spring Hill College—Mobile, AL
  • William Carey University—Hattiesburg, MS
  • Belhaven University—Jackson, MS
  • Dillard University—New Orleans, LA
  • Nicholls State University—Thibodaux, LA

The editors of Online Schools Center collect the most important and relevant data about college, universities, and campus facilities from various highly respected sources and offer them in a simple format that is easy to understand.  In developing this list, Online Schools Center chose not to list the schools in any ordered way but instead highlighted twenty-five of the very best programs, all of which have their own unique strengths.

To view the Hidden Gems of the Southeast, along with a description of the benefits of each institution, go to