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WJU Named Best 'Hidden Gem' in WV

Wheeling Jesuit University was named the best hidden gem institution in the state of West Virginia by College Raptor Inc.

Hidden gems institutions are defined as "high-caliber colleges and universities which receive fewer than 5,000 applicants per year but have a total enrollment of greater than 1,000."  WJU has more than 1,500 students currently enrolled.

The announcement is meant to call attention to institutions, which may be overlooked by many students but stand out in terms of academic rigor and student success.

The top hidden gem in each state was determined by analyzing colleges based on their enrollment and application data submitted to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Each institution also received an "Overall Ranking" of quality based on academic and outcome data, including graduation rate, selectivity, student-to-faculty ratio and other factors.

Wheeling Jesuit University was one of 49 institutions recognized across the country. One college was named from each state, with the exception of Alaska, which did not have an institution meeting the criteria for recognition.

College Raptor, Inc., a college-matching platform, builds products to help students, parents and college enrollment managers resolve some of the biggest challenges in college planning. It is the only college search platform that allows users to estimate their individual “net” cost for attending every four-year college in the United States.