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1884The W is a university that invites you to be part of a community. Being part of our community, you will have the opportunity to experience an award-winning education, to become a leader, and develop your professional skills. Through our small-class room size and highly personalized learning environment, we prepare you to realize your dreams.

We dare you to imagine yourself on our campus. With over 50 different majors, The W offers many great educational opportunities at an affordable cost. Start your journey to The Long Blue Line today. Schedule your campus visit today and meet with an admissions counselor who will personally show you our beautiful campus.



Reading on the Steps


Admission of entering freshmen is based on the completion of the College Preparatory Curriculum with either a specific minimum grade-point average or both a specific GPA and minimum standard test score.



Parkinson Hall


The W cares about all of our students and their potential. That's why we've created financial awards that recognize all levels of academic achievement and provide support for your studies. We'll be happy to talk to you about what The W can do to encourage your success!



In the Residence Hall

Freshmen Residency Program

Did you know that living on campus your first year dramatically improves your liklihood of graduating on time? The Freshman Residency Program puts you on the path to success at The W.



In the Classroom

Credit for AP/IB Courses

You've worked hard to get where you are. Find out which AP and IB courses will give you credit at The W.



Honors Students

Honors Program

The Ina E. Gordy Honors College offers both a four-year curriculum and a residential program that allows students to live, as well as learn, together.

Honors provides intensive faculty-student interaction that challenges students and offers exceptional opportunities such as honor societies for specific academic programs.



Owls Athletics

Go Owls!

The W is happy to announce a return to intercollegiate athletic competition for men and women beginning in Fall 2017. If you are interested in being recruited for one of the Owls Athletics teams, please check out the Athletics Department website for important information.