West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV

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At Wesleyan, you’re home.

Welcome to Wesleyan
West Virginia Wesleyan College fosters a unique learning environment that enables our students to develop the skills, values, relationships, and perspectives that will allow them to obtain employment, enhance their employment, and be leaders throughout their lives. Our graduates are well-prepared to be successful and respected citizens of a rapidly changing world.

Every student has a place here
Wesleyan students have the opportunity to pursue any of our 50 undergraduate majors, 33 minors, and five graduate programs. They include not only focused research within your given field but also exploration and study within various departments and courses through our general education program. If you’re not sure what you want to study, don’t worry! Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you find your own academic voice, and the family you build here will give you the chance to find a major that fits your passion.

The Wesleyan experience
Discover your every potential at West Virginia Wesleyan through highly-ranked academic programs and an engaging campus community. With plentiful student organizations and leadership opportunities, a focus on personal development, and hands-on classrooms, our College experience is one that lasts a lifetime.

Welcome home
Home is more than a place. It’s the feeling of safety and freedom you get from close relationships. Here, at West Virginia Wesleyan College, you can discover your passion. Here, you’re free to be authentic. Here, you’re nurtured and protected while you question, learn, and grow. Here, you belong. Because here, you’re home.


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Ranked #12 among the "Best Regional Colleges" in the South | U.S. News & World Report, 2022

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Ranked #7 among "Best Value Schools" | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

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Ranked #49 among "Top Performers on Social Mobility" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


West Virginia Wesleyan is located in Buckhannon, West Virginia—a college town of 7,500. The town offers a wide range of locally-owned and fast food restaurants, a number of unique shopping opportunities, and a Super Walmart. The town is a popular destination each May for the annual West Virginia Strawberry Festival and during the summer months because of the many flowers displayed throughout its streets. Buckhannon was recently featured in the Smithsonian magazine and is included in Norman Crampton’s 100 Best Small Towns in America

Undergraduate Programs of Study

• Art & Design
• Biology & Environmental Science
• Business
• Chemistry & Biochemistry
• Communication & Media
• Education
• English
• Exercise Science & Athletic Training
• Health Sciences
• History & International Studies
• Mathematics & Computer Science
• Music
• Nursing
• Philosophy & Religious Studies
• Physics & Engineering
• Psychology
• Social Sciences
• Theatre & Dance Department

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