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September 09, 2014

Wesleyan Holds Exclusive Ranking in U.S. News & World Report for 3rd Year

West Virginia Wesleyan College is once again a Great School at Great Prices and a first-tier college in the South in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.  The private residential college is the only West Virginia school to be listed in the Great Schools at Great Prices category for the third consecutive year.

Wesleyan was listed as the 12th best regional college and eighth best school in the Great Schools at Great Prices category, which includes academic quality and cost of attendance after financial aid.

The U.S. News ranking is the fourth publication to recognize Wesleyan’s excellence in the past three weeks.  The College was again listed as a “Best in the Southeast” school in the Princeton Review and was ranked the 27th best baccalaureate college by The Washington Monthly. Wesleyan was also ranked 38th for Best Value Colleges for Homeschoolers by BestValueSchools.com.

“We are proud of our reputation for excellence,” noted Wesleyan President Pamela Balch ’71.  “These third-party endorsements indicate the respect 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 many 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.”

The United Methodist-related school, located in Buckhannon, offers 47 undergraduate majors along with graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, education, English creative writing, and nursing.  During the past eight years, thirteen Wesleyan students have been named Fulbright Scholars, while four others have won international scholarships through the U.S. Department of State.  That total represents more undergraduate international scholarship winners than any college or university in West Virginia.  Wesleyan also has more West Virginia PROMISE Scholars than any private college in the state.

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