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Office of Admissions

Jonas Tellis
Vice President of Enrollment Management

James Burrell
Director of International Admissions

Ronald Diggs
Assistant Director of Admissions & Behavioral Health Counselor

Ocean Washington
Admissions Counselor

Channin Davis
Recruiter for Graduate, Adult, and Continuing Education (937) 708-5409

Office of Admission
(937) 708-5500

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Welcome to Wilberforce University

Interested in attending Wilberforce University, the nation’s First Private HBCU
owned and operated by people of African descent,  submit your application today.


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Online Enrollment Policy for Students

Effective August 1, 2024:  First-year students are prohibited from enrolling in online courses during the fall and spring semesters.  Traditional students who have successfully completed 30 credit hours are allowed to enroll in a maximum of four credit hours of online courses during the fall semester, and four online credit hours during the spring semesters.  Traditional students who have completed 60 credit hours are allowed to enroll in up to 15 online credits in both the fall and spring semesters (unless approval is granted from the Provost for an overage).

Mission Statement

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“To engage, support, and assist students in identifying and preparing for their respective purposes in life as social change agents, social justice activists, entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and global citizens by imparting knowledge through rigorous intellectual inquiry and critical thinking. The mission is most effectively accomplished by instilling pride, discipline and inspiring life-long learning, personal and spiritual development and the practical application of the knowledge obtained, and the skills developed.”

Mission Statement

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We want you to become a WU Bulldog... We determine student acceptance based on many factors such as a student's academic interest, participation in co-curricular activities, and potential. We are seeking students who want to grow in an educational environment such as Wilberforce University... where there is so much possibility!
Test scores are optional.
$25 Application fee is waived- use #BecomeaWUBulldog
$100 Deposit fee is waived- use #WilberforceisBlackHistory

Our Value Proposition:

Students who attend Wilberforce University experience the following:

  • Career and Graduate/Professional School Preparation.
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset Development.
  • Training to become social change agents, activists, and justice seekers.

Reasons to become a Wilberforce University Bulldog:

  • Our students are the center of our existence. Respect, spiritual values and commitment to their educational success is our priority.
  • We are an African Methodist Episcopal Church affiliated-university.
  • We provide a living-learning environment with excellent teaching and a challenging curriculum.
  • We are devoted to serving our community through personal and institutional outreach.
  • We embrace and cherish our history and take responsibility for distinguishing ourselves in the 21st century and beyond.

Ready to become a Wilberforce Bulldog?

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Wilberforce University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) to award Bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. This accreditation affirms that Wilberforce University continues to provide quality educational programs and services to students. The next reaffirmation is scheduled for 2019/2020.

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