Welcome to Waynesburg University!

Faith. Learning. Service. Those three pillars of the mission at Waynesburg University continue to guide us more than 165 years after our founding. What does that mean for you as a student at Waynesburg? It means committed faculty members, small class sizes and practical hands-on experiences combining to prepare you for a lifetime of vocational success; it means mentors and opportunities available to develop you into a servant leader that transforms God's world; and additionally, it means an affordable education that costs more than $11,500 less than other private, non-profit four-year colleges.


Waynesburg offers more than 75 academic options in which students can concentrate their studies. Not only that, but those who want to increase their marketability upon graduation can also choose from more than 30 minors. Click the button below to learn more about the majors available to you.


Our Students at a Glance

What does our University community look like? It's made up of approximately 1,400 undergraduate students who, along with their focus on rigorous academics, also attend the 150+ campus faith events we offer and contribute to the 50,000 hours of service learning and community/civic engagement yearly. These students may also compete on one of our 20 NCAA Division III athletic teams or participate in one of the other nearly 50 clubs and organizations on campus.

In August of 2017, we welcomed a new freshman class of more than 400 students. Below is an overview of the credentials those students brought to campus.

  • Average high school GPA: 3.56
  • Average SAT score (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math): 1060
  • Average ACT score (Composite): 22
  • Considerable involvement in co- and extra-curricular activities
  • A demonstrated understanding of the University's Christian, service-oriented mission

Contact Us

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!

First Time Freshmen

First-Time Freshmen

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Transfer Students

Transfer Students

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International Students

International Students

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Admissions Counselor Map


College Fair Schedule

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. Assoc. Director of Admissions

724.852.3335 or rmcellig@waynesburg.edu

Renee came to Waynesburg as a student more than 30 years ago and graduated with her business degree in Small Business Management. She later attended California University (Pa.) for Guidance Counseling. Renee lives in Waynesburg with her husband Kevin, daughter Megan and son Cullen.

Her territory includes: Pittsburgh Public Schools, Fayette County, Westmoreland County, Somerset County, Central Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Matt McNeil

Matt McNeil - Assistant Director of Admissions

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. Matt currently resides in Waynesburg, PA.

His territory includes: Maryland and Virginia, along with the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West Regions

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. When he returned to the University in the summer of 2012, he was excited and eager to 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, Eastern Pennsylvania, the Northeast Region and International Students

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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 Business Administration program.

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

Emily Nowakowski

Emily Nowakowski - Admissions Counselor

724.852.3373 or enowakow@waynesburg.edu

Emily is a 2017 graduate of Waynesburg University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish. She was a Bonner Scholar, student ambassador, varsity volleyball player and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Emily is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree at Waynesburg. As an undergraduate, Emily fell in love with Waynesburg and is excited to help students do the same while pursuing their dreams and passions.

Her territory includes: Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Crawford and Erie Counties, as well as Ohio.





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 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math scores on the newest version of the SAT.) See the table below for the different scholarship levels and amounts.

A.B. Miller Scholarship $15,000
Presidential Honor Scholarship $13,000
Waynesburg Honor Scholarship $11,000
University Scholarship $9,000
Waynesburg Opportunity Award $6,000


Out-of-state students who receive an Achievement Award also qualify for our State Scholarship, worth an additional $3,000/year.

Estimate Your Scholarship

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

Net Price Calculator

Other Awards and Financial Aid Opportunities

Finding out what Achievement Award you may qualify for is only the first step in the financial aid process at Waynesburg. The University offers Additional Scholarship Opportunities, as well, including Competitive Scholarship Programs. Click on the preceding link to learn more about these awards. For more on costs, the FAFSA and other related information, please visit our Office of Financial Aid.

Transfer Students

The financial aid process at Waynesburg is not just for first-time freshman students. Many opportunities are available to transfer students, too, including Transfer Scholarships. Click on the button below to find out more about those Transfer Scholarships.

Transfer Scholarships


*Only new first-time freshman students enrolling in Fall 2017 or later are eligible for the above awards. Amounts are the maximum amount that a student can receive and are reduced for commuters at each level. 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. 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.


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 to 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!

Join the Incoming Class of 2018 Facebook Group!