Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling Jesuit University (previously known as Wheeling College) was founded in 1954. The College was established as a partnership between the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and the Society of Jesus of the Maryland Province. The College opened its doors on September 26, 1955 to its first class of 90 freshmen. At the time, the College was managed by 12 Jesuits and four lay professors.
Today Wheeling Jesuit University stands as the only Catholic institution of higher learning in West Virginia; it is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In 2014 Wheeling Jesuit was recognised as a national leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement; it was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
WJU is home of the Cardinals; it has 18 NCAA Division II athletic teams, a USA Division 1A Rugby program and two club sports. In 2015, WJU captured its first NCAA Division II National Championship in in volleyball; it has won 63 championships and has more than 45 academic All-Americans. Some of WJU’s notable alumni include: Fred Kleisner, Independent Director, Caesars Entertainment; and Lionel Cartwright, Producer and Music Director.
- Minimum GPA 3.00
- Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
- Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
- Minimum SAT 480
- Minimum ACT 20