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ALDERSON BROADDUS UNIVERSITY - [AB], PHILIPPI, WEST VIRGINIA

Philippi, West VirginiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1871Established Year
  1020Enrollment

Alderson Broaddus University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Alderson Broaddus University is situated in Philippi, West Virginia and has been a recognized name in the field of US education system for the past 150 years. It has been an independent institution providing higher learning to its students. It is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches US and West Virginia Baptist Convention. 

The University offers enrollment in around 34 degree programs at both undergraduate and graduate level. It maintains a student-faculty ratio of 16:1 in an average class size of 18 students. The student population represents diversity as students come from 38 states and 20 countries

The institute provides admission on the basis of rolling policy and ranks among the top 30 affordable schools in the nation. It has also been recognized by the economist as 8th nationally for adding value to the degree of student and 3rd best in West Virginia for lowest debt after graduation by lend.edu

Rankings

US News Rankings, 2018

  • #39 in Regional Colleges, South.
  • #12 in Best Value Schools.
  • #36 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.

Times Higher Education

  • US Rankings 2018 – #601-800th.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Faculty members (full time)56
Faculty-Student ratio16:1
Number of undergraduate students836
Countries represented20
Basic Tuition Fee for International Students19,000 USD
Test Score AcceptedACT/ SAT
Official Websiteab.edu

Campus

The campus of the University is situated overlooking the beautiful Tygart River Valley in West Virginia. The lush campus of around 170 acres is a home to more than 1,100 students.

There are a number of facilities and resources available on campus to serve students which includes a bookstore, library and on-campus housing. Many social organizations like ACE self defense, black student union, international student organization are created by the students to provide an opportunity to socialize and participate. Along with these, a number of academic, service and religious organizations also co-exist.

Housing Facilities

The university is a residential institution and prefers that its first-time international applicants hoping to study in the USA must stay on campus. However, candidates can avail both on- and off-campus accommodation options as per their needs and requirements. To assist students with housing, an Office of Residence Life (ORL) has been set up as a part of the Office of Student Affairs. 

On-campus living options are safe and open doors for many opportunities for the students. The different residence halls on campus with their facilities have been listed below:

Battler Hall

  • It is a suit-styled co-ed housing usually availed by upperclassmen.
  • It is designed with suites consisting of 2 bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms and bathroom to be shared by 4 students.
  • Amenities in the bedrooms include extra-long beds for twin sharing, desk, dresser, chair and closets for each student.

Benedum Hall

  • This residence hall is specifically reserved for the first-year students. Students staying here get a lot of opportunities related to social programming and academics.
  • Rooms here are designed to accommodate 2 students. Each room consists of extra-long beds for twin sharing, desk, chair, closet and 2 small dressers.
  • Common amenities include community bathrooms and kitchens. While there are laundry facilities available on 2nd and 3rd floor and each floor has a study lounge.

Blue and Gold Hall

  • This residence has various 4 bedroom apartments and is usually booked by upperclassmen.
  • The apartments are facilitated with 2 bathrooms, common area, couch, table and kitchen.
  • Each room in the apartment has extra-long bed for twin sharing, a desk, dresser, chair and closet.

Kincaid Hall

  • It is a co-ed suite-style apartment used mainly by upperclassmen and transfer students.
  • Suites in an apartment have one to four bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room for 8 people.
  • Rooms in the apartment have a bed, desk, dresser, chair and a closet, couch for each student.

Priestley Hall

  • This housing is also designed in suite-style and availed by freshmen and upperclassmen.
  • Suites are designed to accommodate eight people having 4 bedrooms, a bathroom and a common living area.
  • Rooms consist of extra-long bed, desk, dresser, chair and wardrobe for every student, couch, 2 chairs and a table.

University Hall

  • This is also suite-style housing on co-ed basis for upperclassmen.
  • Suites are designed with 2 bedrooms, dressing rooms and shared bathroom.
  • Bedrooms consist of massive bed, desk, dresser, chair and a closet.

Programs, Faculties and Divisions

The plethora of courses offered by the Alderson Broaddus University include 27 bachelor’s degree, 3 master’s degree, 4 associate degree and 34 minors. The majors programs are offered in biology, nursing, business administration, exercise science and criminal justice.

Each course is offered by different college which includes College of Business, College of Education and Music, College of Health, Science, Technology and Mathematics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Medical Sciences.

Application Process

The institute offers admission on rolling basis for the fall and spring semesters. Students are advised to review the application process carefully before applying. 

How to apply: The international students can apply online at the official portal. Students can apply from their mobile phone as well by going to Alderson Broaddus>Apply>International.

Application Fee: The application is free of cost.

Application Deadline: The last dates of enrollment for both semesters are:

SemesterDeadline for enrollment
FallMay 1
SpringOctober 1

Admission Requirements: Freshman students applying to the university must submit the following set of documents:

  • Official high school transcripts showing applicant’s CGPA in the American scale. The transcripts must either be in English or translated in English.
  • Scores of SAT or ACT examinations.
  • English proficiency test scores are required for all international students who are from non-English speaking countries. The minimum requirements for these scores are as tabulated below:
ExaminationMinimum Requirements
TOEFL – PBT500
TOEFL – IBT61
IELTS5.0

Cost of Attendance

Having a basic idea of the living expenses required to survive in a foreign land is a major step towards preparing to study abroad. To aid this step admission process, an estimated cost of expenses is compiled as follows.

Tuition Fee

Fee for diverse courses available at the university differs and is as mentioned below.

Undergraduate Programs

The average cost of undergraduate courses at the university is 29,000 (in USD, per year).

Graduate Programs

The direct costs associated with different graduate programs offered by the University varies as per duration and level of courses. Some programs with their corresponding fee are as mentioned below.

ProgramCost (in USD)
Master of Education: Teacher Leader580 per credit hour
Master of Science: Anatomy10,500 per semester
Master of Science: Physician Assistant Studies14,500 per semester

NOTE: International students will have to pay a nonrefundable fee of 100 USD for the shipping of documents and refundable enrollment fee of 200 USD. The payment for all the expenses can be made using a credit card, checks, wire transfer, cash in USD, installments through 3rd parties or Western Union.

Cost of living

An estimated price of other expenses apart from tuition fee is as listed below.

ExpensesCost (in USD, per year)
Cost of Housing4,430 to 7,710
Meal plans4,700
Books and Supplies1,000
Additional Fee220
Estimate required for I-2039,620

Scholarships and Financial Aid

International Students are offered a limited opportunities of financial aid available as studentships, work study, student loans, agencies, among others. Some merit-based scholarships to study in the USA offered by the university for the aid of education of international applicants is as mentioned below. 

Name of scholarshipAmount awarded (in USD)Minimum GPA requirementACT sum scoreSAT score
Trustee with distinction15,0003.75 and above112-1441310-1600
Trustee12,0003.5 – 3.74100-1111200-1300
Presidential10,0003.25 – 3.4988-991100-1190
Dean8,0003.00 – 3.2476-87980-1090

Work while you study

Though it could be costly to study in the US, the states government however believes that international students should have sufficient funds to support their education, as managing work and studies simultaneously could be difficult. The University, hence, does not allow any student to work off campus. 

Students can, however, opt to work on campus in the Sodexo Foodservice. First year students can apply for the job of Residence Assistant or summer jobs on campus. There is a set limit on the amount that students can earn and the university suggests that the money should be used to meet personal expenditure. 

NOTE: Any income on campus is taxable and for this purpose the students should obtain a US social security number.

Find a Program
$ 29,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline



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SIMILAR PROGRAMS

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.7/10

$ 29,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline



2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

SIMILAR PROGRAMS

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.7/10

$ 29,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline



2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

SIMILAR PROGRAMS

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.7/10

$ 29,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline



2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

SIMILAR PROGRAMS

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.7/10

$ 29,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline



2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

SIMILAR PROGRAMS

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.7/10

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Alderson Broaddus University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1221
FAFSA Code003806
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$29,000 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-61- -
IELTS-5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10059301080 43%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing505470540-
Mathematics500460540-
ACTCheck Detailed Score211823 56%
English191622-
Mathematics201623-

Alderson Broaddus University Acceptance Rate

40.6%

Acceptance Rate

4329

Total Applicants

1221

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

51.3%

Male

48.7%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program40.6%
Total Applicants2666
Total Enrolled1083
Graduate
Graduate Programs40.6%
Total Applicants340
Total Enrolled138

Alderson Broaddus University Enrollment

Enrollment
Alderson Broaddus University Enrollment1221
Undergraduate Enrollment1083
Graduate Enrollment138
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate52.5%

Attendance Cost

$29,000

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$29,000 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,390 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,902 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,729 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,582 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,532 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,582 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1022682340-

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

8.7/10

9/10academic
9/10infrastructure
8/10placements
9/10faculty
9/10extracurricular
8/10accommodation

Reviews

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Brooke birckbichler, USA Pa program
Alderson Broaddus University
Current student , Batch : 2021
8.7
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

GRADUATE SCHOOL REVIEW

The good pass rate for the certification exam of 100% on the PANCE and small class size of 36 students, has a good program reputation for PAs. Gives good courses that apply to the profession including pharmacology, anatomy and medical pathophysiology. They also require didactic clinical rotations that prepare you in the field before clinical rotations the second year.


Course Curriculum - 

The course curriculum is challenging but applicable to the profession. It often seems like a busy workload but the classes help prepare you for your clinical and the PANCE to become a good medical provider.

9 /10
academic
9 /10
faculty
9 /10
infrastructure
8 /10
accomodation/food
8 /10
placement
9 /10
extracurricular
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101 College Hill Rd, Philippi, WV 26416
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Phillips-Barbour County Regional airport1.34 Km

Book Store

Artefaktual1.15 Km
Mountaineer Designs WV Inc1.19 Km

Super Market

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Family Dollar4 Km

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