Alderson Broaddus University

Alderson Broaddus University (ABU) is a private, liberal arts university located in Philippi, West Virginia. ABU consists of 6 colleges, and offers 5 Bachelor degrees which are, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In total, students can choose from 25 bachelor degree majors.

  • Average Tuition USD 25,550
  • Acceptance Rate 70%
  • Students 1,100
  • International Students 7%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 33,340
  • Campus Setting Rural

School Description

Alderson Broaddus University is located in the city of Philippi. With a population of nearly 3000 people, Philippi has a historical significance, because it was the site of the first land battle of the Civil War. Students interested in learning more about the city's history can visit the Historical Museum. ABU students can enjoy the pleasant climate of this elevated city.

Alderson Broaddus University has a student body of 1052 students, and international students make up 5% of that number. Students can benefit from the many services offered by the Academic Center for Educational Success (ACES), some of which include, General Learning Skills Development, tutoring, and a Lab that offers students their own space if they want to study on their own. Students can also join student organizations that include the International Student Association and Friends (ISAF), the Outdoor Club, and Power of Women (POW).

  • 01ABU has 43 majors and professional programs. While we offer all of the traditional majors, we are well known for our programs in nursing, biology, and athletic training.
  • 02Located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, but within a two-hour drive of several major cities.
  • 03ranked in the top 30 of affordable private colleges and among the top 40 of best regional colleges in the United States. We are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Bachelor Programs

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Accounting

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Graduates with a degree in Accounting from Alderson Broaddus University find themselves well prepared for a variety of entry level accounting positions. In order to better meet students’ needs, AB offers two different accounting degrees. The CPA track is ideal for students who are interested in a career in public accounting. It is a comprehensive degree which academically prepares students to sit for the Certified Public Accounting exam. The program also qualifies students for entry level jobs in government, industry and with not-for-profit organizations. The Management Accounting track includes a strong foundation in accounting and business and is designed to meet the demands of industry employers. This track is a preparation for the Certified Management Accounting exam.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Athletic Training

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Athletic trainers work closely with a wide variety of clients from all walks of life to enhance the quality of health care through education and research in prevention evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of injuries.This new field has developed in response to the increasing emphasis on physical activity in the American lifestyle, and athletic trainers are such an important factor in the welfare and well being of sport participants, that a number of different states have made the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer a legal requirement in their high school athletic programs.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Biology

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    The biology program in the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) is located in the Kemper-Redd Science Center. The biology curriculum aims at awakening the student’s interest in the living world, developing scientific habits in pursuing knowledge in science. Graduates are well prepared to continue their graduate education or move on directly to their careers in professional health science programs (e.g. Medical School, Physician’s Assistant programs, etc.), industry or wildlife resource management . The biology program is designed to provide students with a broad background and a solid foundation in biology on which they can build their careers. Many Biology graduates will earn a dual degree with Environmental Science, Chemistry or Computer Science to make them more competitive in the job market or when applying to graduate school.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Business

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Graduates with a degree in business administration from Alderson Broaddus University find themselves well-prepared for a variety of positions in all types and sizes of organizations from for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. The program is ideal if you are interested in management, international business or operations. The business administration major is also a good foundation for later specialization in graduate schools of business or other fields such as law.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    The Chemistry Program at Alderson Broaddus University is designed to provide students with a solid and broad foundation on which they base their careers. Chemistry can no doubt be regarded as a fascinating field in science because it is so fundamental to our daily life. There is not a single day in our life that goes by without the “touch” of chemistry. Chemistry is often referred to as a central science as it conjoins physics and mathematics, biology and medicine, and the earth and environmental sciences. In short, everything is chemical!

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    The Computer Science major at Alderson Broaddus University has a modern curriculum that undergoes regular fine tuning to keep up with current trends. All Computer Science majors are expected to complete a select group of core classes, but the electives are designed to let the students tailor their education to meet their specific career goals, with the help a faculty advisor. Potential areas of interest include the standards of computer science, information technology and software engineering, but other areas of interest include Security, Web and Mobile application development, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and others. We also offer the possibility of dual majors, especially with Mathematics, Biology and Environmental Science. An additional Minor in GIS is also offered to provide students the skills to enter one of the fastest growing job markets in the country in spatial analysis.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    The Criminal Justice program is a multidisciplinary major designed to give students the knowledge base to understand the difficult issues associated with law enforcement, the complexity of human behaviors related to crime, and the multiplicity of agencies, organizations, and units of government necessary to work effectively as a law enforcement professional. This is a course of study that requires students to adopt a serious approach to professional study and preparation and develop a high level of maturity and judgment. Any history of criminal offenses would prevent a student from gaining employment in this field and would disqualify them from field practicum or internships at law enforcement agencies arranged through the college.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Education

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Elementary Education

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Graduates with a degree in elementary education from Alderson Broaddus University find themselves well prepared for positions in K-6 educational settings. We encourage our students to choose a primary certification area and then broaden their background to include an additional endorsement.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Environmental Science

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary field, the program is designed for students to obtain an understanding of the basic principles and applications of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, geology, regulatory and environmental policy, wetland ecology, and scientific research and writing. Students graduating from the Environmental Science program will be trained to collaborate with industries and environmental agencies to advance economic progress while maintaining sustainable ecosystems through compliance with environmental regulations. In addition to introducing basic scientific and environmental topics, we strongly emphasize developing the skills needed to understand, assess, predict and mitigate important environmental issues and problems.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Exercise Science

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Exercise Science courses focus on developing a greater understanding of the human body, its movement, and the identification and rehabilitation of injury. Therefore, courses include Anatomy and Physiology, Orthopedic Evaluation, Rehabilitation, Kinesiology/Biomechanics, Nutrition, and Psychology.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    General Studies

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Graphic & Web Design

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    The Graphic and Web Design major is intended to prepare students for professional work immediately after graduation, or to embark on a range of programs of graduate study in the field. Graphic & Web Design majors may also engage the wider AB community through projects to be implemented on campus.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Journalism Professional Writing

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    The Journalism & Professional Writing Major prepares student for careers in broadcast and publication including writing, editing, and reporting. Exploration of current ethical and legal issues associated with the media is also conducted. Students receive a solid foundation in the multimedia skills that are increasingly in demand in today’s workforce. Students can gain real world experience by serving on the staff of the Battler Columns, the ABU newspaper.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Legal Studies

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    The Legal Studies major is designed for students who wish to attend law school or to pursue other careers in the legal field such as court clerks, paralegals, mediators, etc. Legal Studies is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts major that engages the meanings, values, practices, and institutions of law and legality. The Legal Studies curriculum examines how law shapes and is shaped by political, economic, and cultural forces. The major is designed to stimulate critical understanding of and inquiry about the theoretical frameworks, historical dynamics, and cultural embeddedness of law.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    LPNtoN

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Alderson Broaddus University School of Nursing offers an innovative opportunity for licensed practical nurses to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing without sacrificing work and family responsibilities. Designed to meet the needs of the LPN, the LPN-BSN Program offers the following program benefits:Complete the bachelor’s degree in nursing in approximately 36 months of full-time study.Convert accredited LPN education into 20 college credits.Attend classes one weekend per month and clinical four days per month, minimizing interference with work schedules and family responsibilities.Attend small classes with the same students throughout the program.Gain satisfaction from fulfilling an educational goal.Elective class available for the School Nurse Option.Gain communication and management skills.Strengthen your position in the job market.Graduates from Alderson Broaddus University’s LPN-BSN Program are required to complete 120 credits, which include credit requirements in nursing and the Liberal Studies program.For additional information on this exciting opportu

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Marketing

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Graduates with a degree in marketing from Alderson Broaddus University find themselves well-prepared for a variety of entry-level business positions. A degree in marketing will prepare you for a career in: purchasing agent/buyer, product planning, market research, retailing, sales promotion, advertising; customer relations, international marketing and starting your own business.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Mass Communication

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    The major in Mass Communications, in the Humanities Division at Alderson Broaddus University, allows students to get a general and rich experience in the field. All students in the major are required to take a core of courses. The core includes theoretical and applied/experiential courses in the areas of speech, interpersonal, small group and mass media that give students solid skills to get jobs in one of the many career opportunities that the field offers.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    The Mathematics major at Alderson Broaddus University prepares students to put their mathematical ability to work on real-world problems. Unlike the theoretical mathematics emphasized in many colleges, applied math skills will have immediate employment advantages. Studying the intimate relationship between mathematics and computers is also a significant component of this major.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Ministry and Leadership

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    The Ministry and Leadership major at Alderson Broaddus University responds to the need for committed, well-educated professionals in various Christian ministries, and to individuals’ needs for programs that will prepare them for seminary, for graduate schools of religion, and for church-related professions.The program offers the following tracks: Pastoral Counseling, Theology and Ministry, and Youth Ministry. The program’s curriculum includes coursework in Biblical and theological studies, philosophy and ethics, sociology and psychology, speech, and human resource management, as well as practical experiences through a mentoring program in which students work with ordained ministers in a variety of ministerial settings. Students also can gain valuable service experience by participating in college chapel services, formal and informal Bible study groups on campus, student government, music groups, theatre productions, student publications, the campus radio station, and community service activities.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Music Education (MUED.BME)

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    The Bachelor of Music Education degree prepares you to teach in the public schools. As a Music Education major, you will take core music classes, lessons on your chosen instrument or voice, and complete the requirements for an exit senior recital (at Level 6) or senior project (at Level 5). In addition, you will take a number of music methods and education courses and will begin observing in the public school classroom your first semester. After various requirements are met, usually by your junior year, you will be accepted into the Teacher Education Program and will be allowed to continue in music education. Student teaching is done spring semester of the senior year. Upon certification, you will be qualified to teach vocal and instrumental music, Pre K-Adult. Certification in West Virginia automatically qualifies you for certification in 35 other states.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Nursing (N)

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    As a graduate of the ABU School of Nursing, you will be prepared as a generalist in nursing, qualified to provide leadership in a variety of settings such as community health, general hospital care, emergency care, and intensive care. For those interested in school health nursing, students may choose to take the School Nurse Option, a West Virginia Department of Education approved program, preparing them to apply for certification as a school health nurse. Other optional minors include Health Care Administration and Business Administration. From the beginning in 1945 as the first four-year baccalaureate nursing program in West Virginia, the ABU School of Nursing has attracted high-quality students and has graduated professionals who excel in many interesting nursing careers.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Petroleum Management

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Graduates are prepared for employment in the upstream and midstream segments of the oil and gas industry.The following professional certifications with the petroleum industry are available to those who successfully complete the AAS program:Medic First Aid/CPRSafelandUSA HSEOSHA 30 hour – General IndustryIADC Well Cap – Supervisory or Fundamental Level in Well ControlOff-Road Diesel Forklift Operations Training CertificateYou will then complete your degree at Alderson Broaddus University and graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Management

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Physical Education

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Graduates with a degree in education from Alderson Broaddus University find themselves well prepared for PreK-Adult educational settings. We encourage our students to choose a primary certification area and then broaden their background to include an additional endorsement.If physical fitness and athletic competition have been among your most satisfying experiences, you'll appreciate the many opportunities for active involvement in the quality physical education program at Alderson Broaddus University.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Political Science

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Students who major in the area of political science study the structure and processes of government, both formal and informal, at all levels relating both to American society and comparable institutions in other countries.Students who study political science in a liberal arts setting are better prepared for numerous vocational opportunities of an administrative, investigative, or analytical nature both in government (at national, state, and local levels) and private industry; for research and teaching positions in political science and government; and as preparation for international service, for law and other professional careers.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Pre-Professional Studies

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Pre-professional students at Alderson Broaddus usually major in biology or chemistry. Pre-Med students typically earn a four year degree before applying to medical school. Pre-Dentistry and Pre-Veterinary students earn three years at AB before going on to professional schools, though they frequently elect to complete a degree program at Alderson Broaddus before continuing advanced study. Entry into any of these professional schools typically requires two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology, two semesters of Physics and two semesters of Organic Chemistry, along with at least one semester of Calculus. However, students should look at the entry requirements of the professional schools to which they plan to apply to make sure that they fulfill all of them.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Psychology

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Graduates with a degree in psychology from Alderson Broaddus University are well prepared for graduate training in psychology or for entry level positions in social service fields. A degree in psychology will prepare you for pursuing a career as a psychologist with additional graduate training or a wide variety of social service positions in areas such as mental health, corrections, probation and parole, family services, welfare or child protective services.Personal and individual attention from experienced and caring faculty with excellent academic backgrounds and experience in the field of professional psychology are committed to creating a high quality learning experience for the psychology student. Small class size allow faculty to create a supportive environment for learning, growing and maturing. Faculty at AB take the time to get to know students on an individual basis. Students come to know the faculty as teachers, mentors, advisors and friends.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Public Relations

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Public relations professionals help organizations build and maintain good reputations and communicate effectively with employees, the media, community groups, and others important to their missions. The public relations major at ABU provides students with a core of courses essential for today’s public relations professional as well as a wide selection of courses to broaden the student’s understanding of business, the media, communications, and the social sciences. Public relations majors learn and apply knowledge and skills used in public relations practice and also get a solid background in the liberal arts and sciences, which is important to career success.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Secondary Education

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Graduates with a degree in education from Alderson Broaddus University find themselves well prepared for positions K-12 educational settings. We encourage our students to choose a primary certification area and then broaden their background to include an additional endorsement.

  • 101 College Park Dr, Philippi, WV 26416, United States

    Sport Management

    USD 25,140 Tuition Fee

    Alderson Broaddus University offers the interdisciplinary Sport Management degree, an exciting program that will benefit students who have an interest in the ever-growing business of sport. The program includes courses in sports law, management, marketing, finance and prepares students for a position in professional and intercollegiate athletics and the industries that serve them.

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  • Avg Aid to Undergraduate 16316
  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 61
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.00
  • Minimum SAT 820

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            1966-1970, Bachelor's degree

            Well Rounded Education

            The fact that A-B put so much emphasis on all areas of my education. The Arts, Sociology, Psychology, Language, History, and the Sciences. A well rounded education, that allows one to appreciate the areas of expertise in the work force.

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            1968-1972, Bachelor of Science (BS)

            First Class Education

            The smaller size of A-B as a University offers students the opportunity to learn, know and interact with the faculty for a first class education.

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            1999-2002, BSN

            Outstanding School, excellent envionment to be successful!

            A-B is a top notch school. No regrets picking this school to get my Nursing education.