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September 13, 2016

Wesleyan Receives Top Honors in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

U.S. News & World Report has named West Virginia Wesleyan College a first-tier South Regional University, ranking 47th, according to their 2017 Best Colleges guide.  The private residential college also was ranked 5th in the Best Value Colleges in the same category, which uses academic quality and cost of attendance after financial aid as qualifiers.

 This is not the first time this year Wesleyan has claimed top honors.  Washington Monthly named Wesleyan in the magazine’s Top 30 “Best Bang for the Buck” for Southeast Colleges.  The magazine has named the College 24th in a list of 100. 

The Princeton Review also doled out honors to Wesleyan as it was named one of the 139 colleges in the “Best in the Southeast” category in The Princeton Review’s 2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region. 

“We are very proud of our reputation for excellence,” noted Wesleyan President Pamela Balch ’71. “These glowing third-party endorsements indicate the respect that the College has across the country.  Wesleyan has a long tradition of offering a challenging academic program in a supportive environment that is affordable for families.  Over 95% of our students receive scholarships and grants, and we are grateful to our alumni and friends who give generously to support our financial aid program.”

Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan is a private residential college located in Buckhannon. The college offers 49 majors and graduate programs in athletic training, business, education, English creative writing and nursing. Thirteen Wesleyan students have been selected as U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholars.


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