Wilberforce University

country rank  1642
world rank  6595

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University Overview

Established in 1856, Wilberforce University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the village of Wilberforce (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), Ohio. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Wilberforce University is a very small (EduListing enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. Wilberforce University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 164 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Founded 1856
Motto Suo Marte
By one’s own toil, effort, courage
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 1055 N Bickett Road
Wilberforce (population range: under 2,500)
45384-1001 Ohio
United States
T +1 (937) 376 2911
F +1 (937) 376 2627

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 1055 North Bickett Road, PO Box 1001
Wilberforce 45384-1001
+1 (937) 708 5721
800 367 8568

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist African Methodist Episcopal Church - www.ame-church.com

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Wilberforce University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council on Rehabilitation Education CORE

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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