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West Virginia Wesleyan College named a 2020 “Hidden Gem” by College Raptor

Selected as a 2020 Hidden Gem by College Raptor
Sep 5, 2019

West Virginia Wesleyan College has been selected as a 2020 “Hidden Gems in the Northeast” in a recent announcement by College Raptor, a leading college planning platform that helps families discover college matches driven by advanced artificial intelligence algorithms to find the best colleges at the best price.

This selection recognizes Wesleyan as one of the best colleges in the country, based on a combination of factors, including number of applications received, graduation rates, campus diversity, endowment per student, and other key metrics as reported via the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the most recently available enrollment year.

“Finding hidden gem schools for students is core to how we help families discover great college choices. We take pride in making it easy for students to make those connections through our Hidden Gems Rankings lists by highlighting excellent schools like Wesleyan,” said Bill Staib, CEO of College Raptor.

It is impossible for families to be familiar with all of the 3,000 colleges that grant four-year degrees. That is why the rankings are valuable in expanding a family’s scope of quality choices.

“We are again honored to be named by College Raptor,” said John Waltz, vice president for enrollment management. “West Virginia Wesleyan’s outstanding academic reputation, student-focused experience, and distinctive co-curricular programs in the arts, athletics, and community service have continued to allow students from all over the U.S. to find our ‘hidden gem.’”

West Virginia Wesleyan College in one of three West Virginia schools to be selected as a Hidden Gem. Wesleyan offers over 49 undergraduate majors along with master’s and doctoral degrees. Wesleyan is also listed again as a “Best Southeastern College” by the Princeton Review and has been the only West Virginia college or university to be listed as a “Best Value School” for five consecutive years in U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Colleges.