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Alderson Broaddus University

Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States
For more than 144 years, Alderson Broaddus University has been providing a quality education for its students. Overlooking the picturesque Tygart River Valley in Philippi, West Virginia, Alderson Broaddus University students learn and grow in a faith-based learning community.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (2)
Education & Training (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Two institutions were united in 1932 to form Alderson-Broaddus College. Each of the institutions passed on a rich Christian heritage. The older of the two, Broaddus University, was founded in Winchester, Virginia in 1871 by Edward Jefferson Willis, a Baptist minister who named the new college after Rev. 


The mission of Alderson Broaddus University is to provide our students with the highestquality education, striving to prepare students to succeed in their chosen disciplines and to fulfill their roles in a diverse society as well-rounded and responsible citizens. 

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Housing services

In order to fulfill its educational purposes, Alderson Broaddus University is primarily a residential institution and requires all single, full-time undergraduate students to reside in residence halls. Exceptions to this requirement MAY be made for single students who meet at least one (1) of the following requirements:

-Residing with parent(s), grandparent(s), or a legal guardian within a 50 mile radius of Philippi (must complete and submit a Parental Statement form), or-Enrolled for an off-campus experience at least 50 miles from Philippi as part of graduation requirements, or-24 years of age or older, or-Honorably discharged military veterans (need documentation), 

Library services

The Alderson University library provides virtually all materials students need to complete class assignments. Paid subscription academic databases, available anytime and anywhere on or off campus, account for 98% of the use of library resources.

These Internet accessible full-text and audio resources include:

    -Hundreds of electronic reference books
    -Over 50,000 university and professional press books


Alderson Broaddus University is a private institution chartered under the laws of the State of West Virginia, affiliated with the West Virginia Baptist Convention and with the American Baptist Churches USA. While the University is Baptist in heritage and relationship, it is not sectarian in outlook. Students are admitted on the basis of academic ability and moral character.

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States


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