Alderson Broaddus University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Alderson Broaddus University
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Alderson Broaddus University has moderately selective admissions; in 2016, the university admitted 41 percent of applicants. The university has a simple application, and decisions are based largely on a student's high school course work, GPA, and SAT or ACT scores. Most admitted students have grades in the "A" or "B" range, and average standardized test scores. Interested students are encouraged the visit the campus and talk with an admissions counselor before applying.

Admissions Data (2016):

Alderson Broaddus University Description:

Alderson Broaddus University, also called A-B, is a four-year, private, American Baptist university located in Philippi, West Virginia, about an hour south of Morgantown. It is a small college of about 600 students, and students get a lot of personal attention supported by an impressive 8 to 1 student / faculty ratio. A-B offers a wide range of majors, and high achieving students should look into the Honors Program. Students are highly involved outside of the classroom -- A-B is home to numerous student clubs and organizations, intramural sports, and a fraternity and sorority system. Popular co-curricular activities include music, theater, arts, forensics, a newspaper, and a radio station. On the athletic front, the A-B Battlers compete at the NCAA Division II level. The Battlers will be joining the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) in 2013.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,052 (981 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54 percent male / 46 percent female
  • 95 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,350
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,990
  • Other Expenses: $2,822
  • Total Cost: $37,162

Alderson Broaddus University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99 percent
    • Loans: 84 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,278
    • Loans: $9,216

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Athletic Training, Biology, Elementary Education, Nursing, Business Administration, Music, Psychology, Music Education

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 55 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 49 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Wrestling, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Swimming, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Alderson Broaddus University, You May Also Like These Schools:

Students interested in applying to other colleges in West Virginia should also check out Marshall University, Shepherd University, Davis & Elkins College, and West Virginia University. These schools range in accessibility, but all of them admit at least half of those who apply each year.

For those interested in a school affiliated with the American Baptist Church, be sure to check out Eastern University in Pennsylvania, Bacone College in Oklahoma, Franklin College in Indiana, and Linfield College in Oregon.

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