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Wesleyan’s student life program features 21 NCAA II teams, regionally-renowned performing arts groups, intramurals, outdoor recreation, nine national fraternities and sororities, religious life, over 70 campus organizations, and the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development.

Here are ten great facts about West Virginia Wesleyan College!

  1. Wesleyan has been listed as a first-tier regional college in the Southeast for the past two years in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges Guide.
  2. Wesleyan is the only college or university in West Virginia to be listed in the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges “Great Schools at Great Prices” category.
  3. Wesleyan is ranked 12th among baccalaureate colleges by Washington Monthly magazine.
  4. Wesleyan is a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
  5. Wesleyan has been named a Best Southeastern College in The Princeton Review for 12 consecutive years.
  6. Wesleyan is one of four colleges and universities in West Virginia to be listed as a College of Distinction.
  7. Wesleyan ranks first in the number of Appalachian College Association Scholarship recipients over the past five years.
  8. Wesleyan’s Learning Center was ranked second in the nation in 2012.
  9. 19 students have been named international scholarship winners (including 14 Fulbright Scholars) during the past eight years.
  10. Wesleyan has been the number one private school for West Virginia PROMISE Scholars every year since the program’s inception in 2002.

Kim Bjorgo-Thorne

Assistant Professor

Environmental Science, Ecology, GIS, Vertebrate Zoology


Quick Facts

Location: Buckhannon, West Virginia Calendar: Two 14-week terms one month optional May Term optional summer term Affiliation: The United Methodist Church Degrees Offered: Bachelor of…

Student Success Resources

Students at West Virginia Wesleyan College have access to resources developed just for our students, as well as resources developed for all college students. There are…

Fall Open House

The Office of Admissions at West Virginia Wesleyan would like to invite you to one of our Fall Open House Dates on October 28th, November…

Doug Van Gundy

Associate Professor

creative writing, Appalachian lit


Study Abroad

West Virginia Wesleyan has long recognized the value of offering students study abroad opportunities. Ready to Study the World? Through the variety of study abroad…

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center provides services designed to assist in the academic development of students at West Virginia Wesleyan College. The staff encourages students to reach their…

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Meet Dr. Joel Thierstein, the 19th President of West Virginia Wesleyan College


West Virginia Wesleyan College challenges its students to a life-long commitment to develop their intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and leadership potential and to set and uphold standards of excellence.


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Summer Gifted Program

Since the first camp in 1983, the Wesleyan Summer Gifted Program has been committed to fostering the development of gifted adolescents in the quantitative, verbal…

Enroll at WVWC

The form below is for undergraduate students that have applied and been accepted to West Virginia Wesleyan College. If you have not applied for admission,…

President and Dean's Lists

President's List Students who earned a 4.0 for the semester while completing at least 12 semester hours with no incomplete grades. President's List: Spring 2017…


Alison Clausen Title III/Student Success Coordinator (304) 473-8604 _______________________________________________________________________________ Shauna Jones First-Year Academic Advisor (304) 473-8605 _______________________________________________________________________________ Jill Okes Experiential Learning Coordinator…