West Virginia Wesleyan Welcomes Largest Freshman Class - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

West Virginia Wesleyan Welcomes Largest Freshman Class in a Decade

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • West Virginia University Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New Expansion

    West Virginia University Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New Expansion

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:48:24 GMT
    Monday marked the new beginning for the West Virginia University Children's Hospital. The hospital is expanding its walls to meet the growing needs of the community.
    Monday marked the new beginning for the West Virginia University Children's Hospital. The hospital is expanding its walls to meet the growing needs of the community.
  • Marion County Residents Gather To Meet The Candidates

    Marion County Residents Gather To Meet The Candidates

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:45:34 GMT
    Meet The Candidate ForumMeet The Candidate Forum
    Marion County residents were able to meet the candidates Monday night and get to hear from Fairmont City Council.
    Marion County residents were able to meet the candidates Monday night and get to hear from Fairmont City Council.
  • WVU Students Honor Slain Journalists With Vigil

    WVU Students Honor Slain Journalists With Vigil

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:40:26 GMT
    The militant group ISIS has beheaded four Western hostages, two from the United States and two from Britain. Monday night, WVU's Muslim Association held a vigil for one of the murdered American journalist.
    The militant group ISIS has beheaded four Western hostages, two from the United States and two from Britain. Monday night, WVU's Muslim Association held a vigil for one of the murdered American journalist.

West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon said it's expecting its largest incoming freshmen class in a decade.

West Virginia Wesleyan officials said this year's incoming class will have about 470 freshmen coming to Buckhannon, and more than 500 total undergraduates.

They also said freshmen applications to West Virginia Wesleyan have increased by more than 30 percent since 2010.

According to the U.S. News College Rankings and Reviews website, West Virginia Wesleyan had a 78 percent acceptance rate in 2011.

With 12 graduate programs offered at West Virginia Wesleyan, the graduate student enrollment figures are also continuing to grow. There are currently 92 graduate students enrolled at West Virginia Wesleyan.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the current total enrollment at West Virginia Wesleyan is 1,452.

New student orientation will begin on Saturday, August 17 and classes will begin Monday, August 22.