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Consistently ranked a best value school, Waynesburg University has built a reputation for value, high-quality education and outcomes.

The University’s focus on service annually impacts thousands of individuals in its local communities and internationally, and its Strategy for the 21st Century affirms its commitment to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and ethical leadership skills for all students. Top programs include nursing, counseling and criminal justice, which rank among the best nationally.

Waynesburg University offers more than 70 undergraduate major concentrations and several graduate and professional programs, both online and in-person, and its Pathways Center provides comprehensive student support services to help all students succeed and grow in their vocation and calling.

Rooted in its mission of faith, learning and service, the private, Christian university is located on a beautiful, traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional studies in the vibrant business community of Southpointe.

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Waynesburg University helps students develop academically and professionally on the foundation of faith. Faith is an integral part of the University’s mission, and students have the opportunity to discuss theory and application of faith in their professions.



While guiding students in the development of specific skills and talents, Waynesburg University also provides opportunities to apply and sharpen them through service. Service opportunities include service learning courses, international and domestic mission trips, the Bonner Scholars Program and personal service initiatives, among others.



Founded in 1849, Waynesburg University was one of the earliest schools in America to develop programs on a coeducational basis. Since its inception, the University has maintained a commitment to service as a way of witnessing to the love of God in the world. Early graduates became missionaries, ministers, educators, soldiers, statesmen, political leaders, judges and businessmen who carried that unique mission throughout their lives. Today's graduates are encouraged to do the same.

Waynesburg at a Glance 

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Student/faculty ratio

Average class size

School type
Four-year, liberal arts, Christian

Academic calendar

Undergraduate: 1,100
Graduate: 300
Total: 1,400

Students receiving financial aid

Placement rate
99% of the Class of 2022 reported working full time or studying in their chosen field within one year of graduation

Waynesburg's tuition is approximately $12,000 below the national average for private, non-profit, four-year colleges

More than 50,000 hours of service learning and community/civic engagement hours contributed yearly

Member of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference; offers 20 NCAA Division III varsity sport