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University President

The Alderson Broaddus University (AB) is led by Dr. James ‘Tim’ Barry who is currently the 10th president of this esteemed institution. He has had a lot of experience in his higher education administration career. He started off at admissions at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa and is also the former vice president of development for People to People International and former executive director at Newman Catholic Student Center at the University of Iowa.

With all of his experience and expertise, Dr. James Barry is dedicated to creating an environment that allows students to get quality education and build a strong, positive character. 

About Alderson Broaddus University

Located along the beautiful Tygart River Valley in Philippi, West Virginia, the Alderson Broaddus University has been helping students to grow and learn in a faith-based community. For about 150 years, the institution has been an independent provider of higher learning to its diverse body of students. The Alderson Broaddus University is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA and the West Virginia Baptist Convention.

Alderson Broaddus University is a health-related and professional institution that educates its students on the ways of civic engagement, communication, critical thinking, diversity and ethics which form the foundations of a liberal arts education. 

Mission

The university’s mission is to provide their students with the highest quality education and prepare them to succeed in their chosen disciplines and to fulfill their roles in a diverse society as well-rounded and responsible citizens.

Vision

Alderson Broaddus University will:

  • Prepare graduates for success and service to humanity.
  • Embody its Christian heritage by caring for each student in a faith-based learner-centered environment.
  • Be renowned as a leader in health-related and professional higher education.
  • Educate students in the principles of civic engagement, communication, critical thinking, diversity and ethics to provide the foundation of a liberal arts education.
  • Enhance the quality of life and economic viability of the region.

Programs

The Alderson Broaddus University has a wide variety of courses that are grouped based on different levels of education. They are as follows:

Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
  • Associate of Science Degree in Business.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Associate of Science Degree in Cyber Security.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Cyber Security.
  • Associate in Arts Degree in Education.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science.
  • Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies.
  • Associate in Arts Degree in History.
  • Associate in Arts Degree in Human Services.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrated Marketing Communication.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal Studies.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resource Management.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education.
  • Pre-professional Studies.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Philosophy.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sport Management.
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology.

Graduate and Professional Programs

  • Master of Science Degree in Anatomy.
  • Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
  • Master of Science Degree in Information Technology.
  • Master of Education.
  • Doctor of Information Technology. 

Online Programs

  • RN-BSN Program (Allows Registered Nurses to earn their Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing).
  • School Health Nurse Program.
  • Master of Education.

Degree Completion Programs

  • Business Administration.
  • Criminal Justice.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Cyber Security.
  • Associate of Science Degree in Cyber Security.
  • Health Care Management.
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • Legal Studies.
  • LPN-BSN Program (Allows Licensed Practical Nurses to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing).
  • Professional Leadership.
  • School Health Nurse Program.
  • RN-BSN Program (Online Course).
  • Surgical Technology.

International Studies

The Alderson Broaddus University offers students the ability to travel to Europe with a few professors for a three-month program where they’ll experience high-level, intensive, and ultimately rewarding learning experiences.

Honors Program

  • Cyber psychology.
  • Leadership.
  • Human-Animal Studies.
  • Humans and the Environment.
  • War and Popular Culture.
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Liberal Studies

Courses are based on the old conviction that certain basic knowledge and skills are required to live well and successfully. Some of the doctrines taught are English, Mathematics, Physics, Basic Computer Science, History, Biology, Chemistry, Religion and Philosophical Reflection.

Tuition and Fees

International students must have a total or an excess of $41,530. Here is a breakdown

If the expenses are not paid on time may led to dismissal of the student and cancellation of that student’s visa.

Expenses NOT included here: 

Health insurance. All students, including international students, are required to have adequate health insurance. International students must secure their own policies. 

Spending money. International students should consider what they will need. It is extremely difficult for international students to work in the U.S. and the US government limits earnings to approximately $3,500 a year. Therefore, a work study situation cannot be stated as a source of support unless there’s ongoing employment.  

$200 Enrollment Fee. This is a one-time expense that is not part of your tuition. The enrollment fee is refundable if you are denied a visa, but you must attach the denial slip to the refund request. 

$100 Document Fee. This is a one-time non-refundable expense that covers the cost of the shipping of original documents. You may be required to cover the cost of shipping directly if you want documents shipped to a place not serviced by FedEx. 

Other fees. Students may be billed additional fees for programs or labs that will be included on the bill. 

Financial Aid

The financial aid office at Alderson Broaddus University recognizes that each student’s financial situation is different and many of them require some aid to achieve their educational goals. 98% of the students at the Alderson Broaddus University receive some kind of financial aid. Some of these funds may include grants, scholarships, work opportunities and low-interest student loans.

International students must find their own scholarship opportunities. Alderson Broaddus University provides a list of scholarship search engines to help international students find financial aid.

Student Life

Alderson Broaddus University equips its students with a variety of resources that allows its students to complete their campus education successfully. Firstly, the school has an online bookstore filled with all the textbooks, gear and supplies needed by a student.

Alderson Broaddus University is a relatively small university in Philippi, West Virginia. International students make up about 5-10% of the total student population. Majority of international students at Alderson Broaddus University are from Spain, UK, Canada, and Saudi Arabia. Less than 1% of students are asian, but for a growing university, these numbers are bound to rise.

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Life after Campus

The Alderson Broaddus University has an office called the Office of Career Services which is dedicated to helping students apply their education and experiences to their chosen career field. The office helps students in:

  • Their guidance in choosing or changing a major.
  • Resuming and covering letter development.
  • Their interview preparation.
  • Identifying internship and job shadowing opportunities.
  • Finding jobs.

with an intimate international students community, be prepared to expand your cultural views, make new unusual friends and explore the different cuisines.

Cultural Diversity

The Alderson Broaddus University is made up of a diverse community that is inclusive, equitable and supportive of all faculty, staff and students. All members of this community are continuously exposed to different ideas, perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. This is not limited to all aspects of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religious beliefs, economics and citizenship status. 

International students will fit right in with the growing diverse community. There are white (54.5%), hispanic (7.76%), african american (28%), asian (1.85%), alaskan(0.69%), and other unknown races (1.04%).

Getting to know West Virginia

West Virginia is famously known as the ‘Mountain State’ and is the home to small spirited towns, undiscovered hidden gems and amazing outdoor adventures. As a student in the Alderson Broaddus University, one should make sure to visit some of the unique and beautiful sites in West Virginia. They include:

  • Wilson School Museum.
  • Pleasant Valley Municipal Park and Athletic Fields.
  • Raptor Rehabilitation Center.
  • Farmington No. 9 Mine Disaster Memorial.

The Mountain State also has a wide variety of food options to suite everyone’s taste. Some of the most common places are:

  • A & W Restaurant
  • Steak Escape
  • Subway
  • McDonald’s
  • Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard
  • Kumo Japan

Take this wonderful opportunity to enroll in one of the best universities in USA.

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