Wheeling Jesuit University

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Wheeling Jesuit University can be found in Wheeling, WV, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The smaller size of enrollment, which is approximately around 900 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at this school. A score within the range of 910 - 1130 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Wheeling Jesuit University average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.18 for accepted students. 68% of all students that apply are accepted to Wheeling Jesuit University, from which 11% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wju.edu.

Overall Wheeling Jesuit University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Wheeling Jesuit University was reported as 68.3% in Fall 2020 with over 1,910 applications submitted to Wheeling Jesuit University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Wheeling Jesuit University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Wheeling Jesuit University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wheeling Jesuit University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 93.2%
  • 2017-2018: 51.4%
  • 2018-2019: 86.3%
  • 2019-2020: 68.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 68.5%

How Does Wheeling Jesuit University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Wheeling Jesuit University is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bethany College95.3%
Ohio Valley University69.3%
Alderson Broaddus College47.2%
Davis & Elkins College39.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Wheeling Jesuit University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 570
Math470 - 560
Total Score910 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 22
Math17 - 22
Composite Score18 - 23
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