Why Wiley College
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Wiley is a small, private, church-affiliated institution that cares about its students. We take pride in our ability to address our students’ needs on a personal level by providing the necessary tools for academic success.
Our mission is to educate students and prepares them for leadership and service when they graduate. Wiley College is a four-year, liberal arts institution that was founded in 1873 by the Freedman’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Located in Marshall, Texas, we are a faith-based Community of Learners, where scholarship and service go hand-in-hand.
Other reasons to choose Wiley…
Marshall, Texas is a unique college town with a population of more than 24,000. You'll find that Marshall is small enough for you to focus on education, but large enough to offer art museums, festivals, shopping and great restaurants to discover. Marshall has an abundance of natural resources with recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy fishing, camping and swimming at the Lake O’ the Pines. Students can also relax at Caddo Lake, one of two natural lakes in Texas.
Wiley College has once again been ranked in the U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR) America’s Best Colleges as one of the best values among the 320 comprehensive colleges ranked within four regions: North, South, Midwest, and West. Wiley also ranked in the western region for highest acceptance rate among comprehensive colleges offering baccalaureate degrees, as well as having the largest percentage of alumni donors.
“We have always known that Wiley College is a premiere institution among historically black colleges and universities,” said Dr. Haywood Strickland, Wiley president and CEO. “However, these rankings portray colleges and universities of all types, sizes and ethnicity; so it is gratifying to be recognized nationally for doing good work.”
Wiley College takes pride in offering its students the best in higher education so you can expect to get to know your professors and your peers. The student to faculty ratio at Wiley College is 18:1.
Athletics: Men's and women's basketball, track and field, cross country, men's baseball, men's and women's soccer, cheerleading, and women's volleyball.