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:
U.S. News & World Report Best Value School for the North
96% job & graduate school placement within a year
$8,500 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
As a prospective student for undergraduate admission, you should fit into one of the three categories shown above. 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!
Admissions Counselor Map
Meet Your Admissions Counselor
Jessica Sumpter – Director of Admissions
Jessica graduated from Ashland University with a BSBA in Marketing and recently completed her MBA with Waynesburg University. Jessica lives in Waynesburg with her husband Josh and her dog Malkin.
Her territory includes: Northwest Pennsylvania and Northern Ohio
Renee McElligott - Sr Associate Director of Admissions
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: Southwest Pennsylvania and West Virginia
Bob Barnhart – Admissions Counselor
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: Central Pennsylvania, Southern Ohio and the Midwest, Southwest and Western Regions
Dave Floyd - Admissions Counselor
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: Eastern Pennsylvania and Northeast Region
Kari Calvario – Admissions Counselor
Kari is a 2009 Waynesburg graduate with a B.A. in English Literature. She journeyed a little further down I-79 for graduate school and completed her MEd. at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Kari lives in Carnegie with her husband, Anthony.
Her territory includes: Southern Pennsylvania and Southeast Region
Matt McNeil - Admissions Counselor
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.
Achievement Awards range between $20,000 and $60,000 (four-year total), which can cover approximately 25-75 percent of tuition cost. They are based on the combination of each applicant's cumulative high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores. (Waynesburg University uses Critical Reading and Math scores only on the SAT.)
The University encourages prospective students to apply for admission to see, if accepted, where exactly in that range they may fall. 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.
Between these scholarships; federal, state and institutional grants; a number of work study opportunities; and student and/or parent education loans, 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.
I'm Accepted! What's Next?
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!
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.
Explore the myConnect portal available to new incoming students. The portal includes housing information, Financial Aid information, technology information, a billing timeline and more.
Complete your New Student Forms through the myConnect portal. See the chart below to find out dates for our First Priority Deadline, our Second Priority Deadline and Regular Registration:
tentative class schedule
and housing assignment by...
|March 1||April 15|
|April 15||May 31|
|May 1||early August|
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.
Come to campus for orientation in August!