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Report: The Princeton Review Names West Virginia Wesleyan College Among the Best in the Region

September 24, 2022

Mountaineer News

WVWC News Release

BUCKHANNON - West Virginia Wesleyan College is ranked in the top 10 for Best Value in the South in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges and is one of the Best Regional Colleges by The Princeton Review. Under the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings, the College was ranked seventh for Best Value amongst Regional Colleges in the South, and 12th overall in the same category. West Virginia Wesleyan is also listed as one of the Top Performers on Social Mobility which measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants.

“West Virginia Wesleyan College’s latest rankings by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review demonstrate the strong tradition of excellence that our College has built over the past 132 years,” interim president Dr. James Moore said.

In determining Best Value Schools, U.S. News & World Report considered academic quality and cost after accounting for total expenses and financial aid.

More than 95 percent of WVWC students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships. WVWC awards academic scholarships up to $18,000 per year, which can be combined with co-curricular scholarships (athletics, creative arts, community service), the West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship, and all outside scholarships obtained by incoming students.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings follow the College’s listing in the ‘Best in the Southeast’ section of The Princeton Review’s “2023 Best Colleges: Region by Region” publication in August.

WVWC was also recognized in the recently released Washington Monthly Rankings in the Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Division, based on students attaining marketable degrees at affordable prices. The College earned another mention as one of the top five higher education institutions in West Virginia producing the most high-earning female residents in the Mid-Atlantic and South regions. The data from Steppingblocks analyzed post-graduate outcomes for high earning female students in those regions.

West Virginia Wesleyan College will host Fall Open House Events Oct. 29, Nov. 12 and Dec. 5, giving prospective students a chance to explore all the College has to offer. For more information on these Visit Days and the College, log on to

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