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Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University was established in 1856 and is the oldest African-American university in the nation. This coeducational liberal arts institute is located in Wilberforce, Ohio. Wilberforce University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of humanities, social sciences, business, economics, engineering and computing sciences, and natural sciences. The academic divisions of the university include:

  • Arts and Sciences Division
  • Professional Studies Division

The sports teams of Wilberforce University are nicknamed the Bulldogs. They participate in various sports including basketball, cross country, softball, tennis, flag football, and volleyball. The athletics department of the university is a member of the American Mideast Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Profile of Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University is in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Wilberforce, OH. The school has a African Methodist Episcopal religious affiliation. Wilberforce University is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at Wilberforce University include business and management, computer science and engineering, and medical administration.

Wilberforce University Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants.


Some professors at Wilberforce University are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 834 students (825 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at Wilberforce University are minorities.

Student Life

Most students at the school attend full-time. Wilberforce University is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Wilberforce University makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the American Mideast Conference for major sports.

Wilberforce University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management106marketing, accounting, finance, business management
Computer Science and Engineering26computer and info science, computer science, computer engineering
Liberal Arts16political science, sociology, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences
Medical administration16health care administration, health and medical administrative
Media13mass communication
Therapy and Counselling9psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7rehabilitation
Science6biology, chemistry courses
Family and Social Work5social work
Engineering3electrical engineering
Art Studies2art studies
Music2music theory and composition, piano, voice

Contact: Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University

1055 N Bickett Rd

Wilberforce, OH 45384-1001

General Phone: (937) 376-2911


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