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West Virginia Wesleyan College

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Location: Buckhannon, WV, in Upshur County, 30 miles south of Clarksburg, WV


Type of institution: Private, not-for-profit, four-year plus

Degrees: Master's, Bachelor's

Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges - Liberal Arts


West Virginia Wesleyan College was established in 1890 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, partly as a institution for the education of ministers. Originally known as the West Virginia Conference Seminary, the school was established in the north central state along a bend in the beautiful Buckhannon River. Wesleyan's strong liberal arts core is complemented by professional and pre-professional studies crafted to meet the needs of West Virginia through teacher preparation, business and commerce, and pre-ministry programs.

West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private, Christian, four-year liberal arts college located on the Buckhannon River in Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia. Founded in 1890 as West Virginia Conference Seminary by the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, the college’ s mission is to produce educated leaders who reflect the values of the Methodist community. College President Dr. Pamela Jubin Balch is a 1971 graduate of the institution and the first woman president in the school’ s history. The 100 acre campus is wooded and grassy and 23 campus buildings are known for their Georgian architecture. Wesley Chapel, whose Georgian steeple can be seen for miles, boasts a Casavant Frères pipe organ, the largest pipe organ in the state with 4,244 pipes and four manuals.

A residential school, the West Virginia Wesleyan College has an enrolment of 1,400 students and a student-to-teacher ratio of 14:1. The school colors are orange and black and their sports teams are the Bobcats.


General Info: 304-367-4000
Financial Aid: 304-367-4213
Admissions: 304-367-4173


Official Website: http://www.wvwc.edu