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Wilberforce University

Wilberforce, OH
University Website: www.wilberforce.edu
Apply Online: www.wilberforce.edu/admissions/apply.html
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Wilberforce University is a private, coed, liberal arts historically black university (HBCU) located in Wilberforce, Ohio. Affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, it was the first college to be owned and operated by African Americans. It participates in the United Negro College Fund.

The founding of the college was unique as a collaboration in 1856 by the Cincinnati, Ohio Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME). They planned a college to provide classical education and teacher training for black youth. Leaders of both races made up the first board members.

When the number of students fell due to the American Civil War and financial losses closed the college, in 1863 the AME Church purchased the institution to ensure its survival. Its first president, AME Bishop Daniel A. Payne, was one of the original founders. Prominent supporters and the US government donated funds for rebuilding after a fire in 1865. When the college added an industrial department in the late 19th century, state legislators could sponsor scholarship students.

The college attracted the top professors of the day, including W. E. B. Du Bois. In the 19th century, it enlarged its mission to include students from South Africa. The university supports the national Association of African American Museums to broaden the reach of its programs and assist smaller museums with professional standards.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $11,240.00 avg tuition

1055 N Bickett Rd
Wilberforce, OH 45384-1001
(937) 376-2911

Apply online Admissions:
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Financial Aid:
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Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Wilberforce University

Statistics:
Applied 1,063
Admitted 983 92%
Enrolled total 124
Full Time: 122
Part Time 2
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 0 0
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 64%
4-year graduation rate 16%
6-year graduation rate 30%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Required
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
Admission Test Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Do not know
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Wilberforce University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $11,240.00 $11,240.00 $11,240.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,230.00 $1,230.00 $1,230.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $469.00 $469.00 $469.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,632.00 $7,632.00 $7,632.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $510.00 $510.00 $510.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $424.00 $424.00 $424.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $5,700.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $3,600.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $25.00
Graduate Application Fee $25.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 98%
Percent receiving grant aid 94%
Avg amount of grant aid $8,599.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 95%
Avg amount of student loan aid $7,334.00

Wilberforce University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Business Administration and Management, General X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Mass Communication/Media Studies X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
ENGINEERING
Computer Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other X
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other X
Rehabilitation Science X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Social Work X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Music Theory and Composition X
Voice and Opera X

Wilberforce University Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Rhythm Nations/Janet Jackson Scholarship Up to $5,000 October 31, 2016
UNCF General Scholarship Up to $5,000 March 24, 2017
Campbell and Hall Charity Fund/UNCF Scholarship Up to $2,000 September 30, 2016
TJF Hungry For Education Scholarship $1,250 December 01, 2016

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