Welcome to Waynesburg University!

Wondering what the fingerprints in those bricks are all about? (If you’re not sure what I’m referring to, look to the top of this page.) Those are the mark of Waynesburg University students from more than 100 years ago! Dedicated students decided it was time for a new building on campus and figured maybe they ought to just shape the bricks themselves. Well, that’s exactly what they did. Just as God the Father is a potter, constantly shaping us—his clay—students helped to form 803,000 bricks to build what is now historic Miller Hall.

It’s those types of stories that define Waynesburg University and its students. At Waynesburg, you’ll grow not only academically as a student, but also holistically as a person of God. Your four years here will be a constant transformation, during which you’ll discover how to be the type of servant leader who influences positive change on the world around you—just as those driven students did more than a century ago.

Now, you may be saying to yourself, “That’s exactly what I’m looking for, but I still need to learn my craft, get a job and—ahem—be able to pay for this whole life-changing experience. No worries; we’ve got you covered there, as well:

  • Educate to Career (ETC) top value college in outcome-based college rankings index for second consecutive year

  • 95% job & graduate school placement within a year

  • More than $11,000 below the national average for private, non-profit, four-year colleges

  • 100% of academic departments offering hands-on learning, research and/or internship opportunities

  • $13,000 average gift aid per year, per student

Still have questions? Not a problem. Please contact us at admissions@waynesburg.edu or 800-225-7393 (fax: 724-627-8124). We’d love to tell you all about how Waynesburg’s changed our lives for the better and how we’re certain it can do the same for you.


Get directions to Waynesburg University and check out a campus map here.

As a prospective student for undergraduate admission, you should fit into one of the three categories shown below. By clicking on the appropriate link, you will have access to information on admissions procedures, requirements and other important details as you consider Waynesburg University. We wish you all the best as you search for the college or university that is the "right fit" for you. If there's anything we missed or if you have any additional questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help!

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Meet The Admissions Staff


Jackie Palko – Director of Admissions

724.852.3216 or jpalko@waynesburg.edu

Jackie graduated with a BA from Notre Dame College of Ohio and an MBA from Lake Erie College. Jackie and her husband Andy, who is a Waynesburg graduate and now Head Athletic Trainer at the University, live in Canonsburg with their two dogs Layla and Rocky. 






Renee McElligott - Sr Associate Director of Admissions

724.852.3335 or rmcellig@waynesburg.edu

Renee came to Waynesburg as a student more than 21 years ago and graduated with her business degree in Small Business Management. She later attended California University for Guidance Counseling. Renee lives in Waynesburg with her husband Kevin, and her daughter Meghan and son Cullen.

Her territory includes: Pittsburgh Public Schools, Central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and Transfer Students (with the exception of those pursuing Nursing)



Bob Barnhart

Bob Barnhart – Admissions Counselor

724.852.3346 or rdbarnha@waynesburg.edu

Bob graduated from Waynesburg University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, and proceeded to spend 12 years in public accounting and banking. He is excited and eager to return to the University and contribute to its continued growth and success. In addition to his responsibilities as an admissions counselor, he is also actively involved with local community organizations such as Greene County Habitat for Humanity and the Waynesburg Lions Club. Bob resides in Waynesburg with his wife, Jill, and their two daughters, Adrian and Jade.

His territory includes: Greene County, Fayette County, Ohio and International Students


Dave Floyd

Dave Floyd - Assistant Director of Admissions

724.852.3373 or dfloyd@waynesburg.edu

In May of 2012, Dave received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Waynesburg with emphases in both Journalism and Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information. Along with his duties at WU, Dave is also a freelance sports broadcaster and an MBA student at Waynesburg. He lives in Waynesburg with his wife, Jess.

His territory includes: Westmoreland County, Eastern Pennsylvania, the Northeast Region, Texas and Nursing Transfer Students



Matt McNeil

 Matt McNeil - Admissions Counselor

724.852.7726 or mmcneil@waynesburg.edu

Originally from Pasadena, California, Matt discovered Waynesburg through a college fair at his high school. Upon visiting campus, he fell in love with the community and charm of Waynesburg and decided to go across the country for college. He graduated from WU in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Pre-Med. Matt was actively involved on campus as a Student Ambassador and the Upper Room worship leader. He continues that tradition today in his work for WU and as a worship leader in Morgantown, West Virginia, where he resides.

His territory includes: Washington County and the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West Regions


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Kyle Digiandomenico – Admissions Counselor

724.852.3446 or kdigiand@waynesburg.edu

If you would ask Kyle how he found Waynesburg, he would actually tell you that Waynesburg found him. As a recipient of the Bonner Scholarship, he felt God calling him to leave his comfort zone and attend Waynesburg University. He graduated from WU in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and minors in Child Development and Biblical and Ministry Studies. Kyle remains actively involved as a student in the Master of Arts in Counseling program.

His territory includes: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County and Northwestern Pennsylvania






Achievement Awards

Awarded within an acceptance letter, these academic scholarships are based on the combination of each applicant's cumulative high school GPA and SAT/ACT score achievement. (Waynesburg University uses Critical Reading and Math scores only on the SAT.) See below for the average GPA and test scores to qualify for each award.

AB Miller Scholarship ($15,000 maximum annual amount)

4.12 average GPA*, 1210/27 average SAT/ACT

Presidential Honor Scholarship ($12,000 maximum annual amount)

3.87 average GPA*, 1070/23 average SAT/ACT

Waynesburg Honor Scholarship ($10,000 maximum annual amount)

3.6 average GPA*, 980/21 average SAT/ACT

University Scholarship ($9,000 maximum annual amount)

3.23 average GPA*, 930/19 average SAT/ACT

A Waynesburg Opportunity Award, which can be worth up to $6,000/year but cannot be combined with an Achievement Award, is also available for students who exhibit academic promise within the application process.

Amounts shown above are the maximum amount that a student can receive and are reduced for commuters who qualify for either an Achievement Award or a Waynesburg Opportunity Award.

Out-of-state students who receive an Achievement Award or a Waynesburg Opportunity Award also qualify for our State Scholarship or State Award, respectively, worth an additional $2,000/year.

Find your exact scholarship and financial aid estimate by clicking on the button below.

Net Price Calculator

Only new students enrolling in January 2016 or August 2016 as first-time freshmen are eligible for the above awards. All scholarships are renewable for up to four academic years or until a bachelor’s degree is achieved (whichever comes first). Please see the academic catalog for the GPA requirements to maintain each award. All scholarships are also automatically awarded upon acceptance, so no additional application is needed.

* The Admissions Committee reserves the right to recalculate GPA based on core curriculum and evaluate all academic credentials included within the application process for admittance and scholarship purposes.

Other Awards

Between these scholarships; federal, state and institutional grants; and a number of work study opportunities, you'll find that Waynesburg University is quite affordable!

For more on costs, the FAFSA and other related information, please visit our Office of Financial Aid.


For more information on each of our majors, click on the appropriate link below. To check out where our students are interning and where our alumni are working, visit our outcomes page.

Accounting - Public Accounting
Accounting - Forensic Accounting 

Art Administration- Music Concentration
Art Administration- Theatre Concentration
Art Administration- Visual Arts Concentration

Athletic Training
Athletic Training

Biblical and Ministry Studies
Biblical and Ministry Studies- Children & Youth Ministry
Biblical and Ministry Studies- Drama Ministry
Biblical and Ministry Studies- International Mission
Biblical and Ministry Studies- Latin American Studies
Biblical and Ministry Studies- Media Ministry
Biblical and Ministry Studies- Religion & Philosophy

Biology- Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Veterinary
Biology- Pre-Physical Therapy

Business Administration
Business Administration- Applied Business (BA)
Business Administration- Business Management
Business Administration- Entrepreneurship
Business Administration- Finance
Business Administration- International Business
Business Administration- Marketing
Business Administration- Sports Management

Chemistry- Biochemistry
Chemistry- Forensic Chemistry

Communication- Advertising
Communication- Digital Design
Communication- Electronic Media (TV/Radio)
Communication- Journalism
Communication- Public Relations
Communication- Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information

Computer Science
Computer Science
Computer Science- Business Information Science
Computer Science- Information Technology
Computer Science- Computer Security & Forensics

Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice- Administration

Early Childhood- Education (Pre-K/4th Grade)
Early Childhood- Education (Pre-K/4th Grade)
with Special Education Certification

Elementary/Middle Level Education (4th-8th Grade)

  • English/Language Arts and Mathematics
  • Science and Mathematics
  • English/Language Arts and Science
  • Social Studies and Mathematics
  • Social Studies and Science

Secondary Education (7th-12th Grade)

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English/Creative Writing
  • English/Literature
  • General Science
  • History/Social Studies
  • Mathematics

Engineering (3/2)- Chemistry
Engineering (3/2)- Mathematics

English- Creative Writing
English- Literature
English- Professional Writing

Environmental Science
Environmental Science

Exercise Science
Exercise Science- Fitness Management
Exercise Science- Wellness/Physiology

Forensic Science
Forensic Science


History- Public & Applied History

Human Services
Human Services (BS)
Human Services- Education (BA)
Human Services- Social Science (BA)

International Studies
International Studies- Culture

Marine Biology
Marine Biology (3/1)


Music Ministry
Music Ministry



Social Science
Social Science- Political Science
Social Science- Pre-Law

Sociology- Family Studies
Sociology- Sociological Studies
Sociology- Urban Studies


I'm Accepted! What's Next?


Enroll                 myConnect portal


Congratulations on being accepted into Waynesburg University! We're so glad you've chosen to consider joining our dynamic campus community. Below is a five-step guide to the next steps in the process, along with some important dates to keep in mind. Remember, don't hesitate to contact the Admissions Office with any questions or concerns you may have. We can't wait to see you all on campus soon!

Step 1

Fill out the Admission Enrollment Form, and send in the appropriate deposit to hold your spot. As long as resident students do this by May 1, they are guaranteed housing on campus.

Step 2

Explore the myConnect portal available to new incoming students. The portal includes housing information, Financial Aid information, technology information, a billing timeline and more.

Step 3

Complete your New Student Form through the myConnect portal. See the chart below to find out dates for our First Priority Deadline, our Second Priority Deadline and Regular Registration:

Complete your
New Student
Form by...
Receive your
tentative class schedule
and housing assignment by...
March 1 April 15
April 15 May 31
May 1 late July

Step 4

View your Financial Aid Award Letter, which becomes available in late February for those who complete the FAFSA. Student bills will consist of the cost of attendance minus financial aid. Bills are mailed out to students toward the end of June.

Step 5

Come to campus for orientation in August!