#43 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Waynesburg University

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

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Waynesburg University overview
Location Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Online waynesburg.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Waynesburg University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Waynesburg University, established in 1849, is a private institution residing on a 70-acre campus in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, approximately 50 miles south of Pittsburgh. The university's campus reflects a mix of traditional college architecture and modern facilities, providing a functional yet aesthetically appealing environment for its students. Waynesburg offers undergraduate and graduate programs, with a strong emphasis on business, education, criminal justice, and nursing, which are among its more popular majors. The university also provides several pre-professional programs, including pre-law and pre-medicine. With a moderately selective admissions process, Waynesburg University attracts a diverse student body while maintaining a focus on academic achievement. On-campus housing is available, accommodating a significant portion of the student population in dormitories and apartment-style living options. Waynesburg University has made less of a mark in the realm of intercollegiate athletics and is not specifically noted for athletic achievements.

In the most recent statistical year 2,157 prospective students applied, and 1,630 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 299 enrolled in the school.  1,157 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 209 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $27,300 plus fees of $1,190. Waynesburg College is ranked 535 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Waynesburg College is rated within the top 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Waynesburg University overview
SAT 960/1200
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.64

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Waynesburg University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,190
Room and Board $12,120
Budget for Other Expenses$1,120
Total One Year Cost$43,230

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Waynesburg University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 33%
Business 17%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 8%
Communication 8%
Education 7%

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