Founded on the 450-year Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and service to others, Wheeling Jesuit University will provide you with outstanding educational offerings, cutting-edge research opportunities, and ways to have an influence in the community for the greater good of all.
The entire Wheeling Jesuit community is working together to create a university at which education is second to none, where research flourishes, and students can make a difference in the lives of others.
The Office of Mission and Identity invites the active engagement of the entire Wheeling Jesuit University community, across all our faith traditions and human ideals, in living out our university's Catholic, Jesuit mission.
Mission & Identity:
INTRODUCES new members of the WJU community to the culture and values of the University.
SUPPORTS faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, and trustees in their professional and personal exploration of the WJU's mission.
OFFERS opportunities for reflection and discussion on the integration of mission with daily work.
PROVIDES mission-related resources for teaching, research, and administration.
PROMOTES, with others, the creation of a learning community rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition manifest in Jesuit education.
Education that stands the test of time - WJU is part of a 475-year Jesuit tradition of educational excellence that prepares students for moral decision-making, about important topics that affect their lives and their world. Our students gain service-based experiences at WJU that help prepare them for their life's work in boardrooms and classrooms, medical centers and center stage, laboratories and labor relations. In short, WJU graduates make a difference in the world in which they live--and hence the world in which we all live.
Measurable student outcomes - Forbes Magazine ranks WJU in the top 10% of all colleges in the nation. Again this past year, WJU was named a regional leader in the U.S. News & World Report. For the past decade, our students have achieved near 100% acceptance rates for graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, law and engineering. This past academic year, 100% of our students who applied passed their certification boards in Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Athletic Training and Physical Therapy. Finally, 100% of WJU students who applied were accepted into law school. The pattern is clear: WJU students succeed.
Research university - WJU is a national leader in undergraduate research-oriented education. WJU students are twice as likely as their peers at other colleges to participate in research with their professors. Our research partners and programs include National Institutes of Health, NASA, Appalachian Institute, and the Challenger Learning Center, WJU is a practical, research-based university.
Beautiful and safe learning environment - Less than an hour from downtown Pittsburgh, our campus is safely located in the rolling hills of the northern Ohio Valley and offers a campus community that is conducive to intellectual and moral development. WJU offers more than 300 activities for students, ranging from the excitement of 20 NCAA Division II sports programs, to fine and performing arts, to cultural clubs and student organizations. WJU students are healthy, well balanced human beings.
In a time of ever increasing university costs, still a superb value - In fact, Wheeling Jesuit University is perhaps the best educational value in America. As a research institution that prepares its students to address the important challenges of our time, we offer an affordable option to students seeking new challenges and opportunities.
Come visit our campus, talk with our dedicated faculty and coaches, meet our Alumni. Let us be part of your preparation for life, leadership, and service.
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