Wheeling Jesuit University is a member of NCAA Division II and the Mountain East Conference. Located in Wheeling, West Virginia, we are one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country, and we embody a more than 450-year-old tradition, conceived and initiated by St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. From the outset, we continue to personify the goals of St. Ignatius as we integrate academic education with a commitment to public service.
We provide a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts education, and our affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence with the best of advanced technology so you receive an education for life, leadership and service with and among others.
The 65 acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV. Wheeling is an old Victorian city that is a particularly agreeable and affordable place to live and raise a family, with good schools and extensive cultural and recreational activities. Visit the friendly city of Wheeling through the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau to discover its history and charm.
WJU's Mission of Edu...cating Men and Women for ...
The Jesuit traditions of educational excellence and service to others guide all the programs at Wheeling Jesuit University. By integrating learning, research, and economic development with classical knowledge and Christian revelation, the University seeks to foster competence, creativity and innovation throughout and beyond the campus community. Graduates of the University enter the world of work with socially responsible goals, a lifelong appetite for learning and the desire to make our universe a better place.
To model the Jesuit concern for regional and global neighbors, the University welcomes people of all creeds, races and nationalities to share in the intelligent pursuit of excellence. The University promotes close student-faculty contacts and encourages students to develop their full potential for leadership. Through a grounding in the liberal arts and, above all, example of Jesus Christ, the University endeavors to produce intelligent, moral leaders who will champion the Jesuit values of faith, peace and justice. Wheeling Jesuit envisions a dynamic leadership role for the University in the lives of its students and in the world at large.
SERVICE WITH AND AMONG OTHERS
In its faculty and students, its research and outreach, the University is national and international. Yet as the only Catholic institution of higher learning in West Virginia, Wheeling Jesuit also values its distinctive mission to the immediate area, educating local men and women and returning them to enrich their own communities. Wheeling Jesuit University firmly believes its graduates will enter the professional world prepared to use their God-given talents not solely for personal fulfillment but as men and women in service to others.