College Profile: Won Institute of Graduate Studies

 
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The Won Institute is unique in its attempt to bring ancient Eastern healing and spirituality practices that focus the mind, heal the body, and cultivate the spirit into an American academic setting.

The mission of the Won Institute of Graduate Studies is to provide quality graduate-level professional education and training in the practical applications of spirituality and the healing arts for the well-being of individuals and society. It is guided by the conviction that meditation is essential to spiritual cultivation, and that spiritual cultivation is necessary to balance material and technological advances.

In the spirit of creating a unique learning environment, our academic community includes students who focus on all aspects of the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Some students are here to become Won Buddhist ministers (kyomu) and spiritual lay leaders. They bring a sense of the importance of spiritual guidance. Some students are here to become teachers and users of meditation. This includes social workers, teachers, psychologists, and other professionals who are here to learn how to apply meditative techniques to their professional practice. Some students are here to become healers. These are students wishing to become acupuncturists, who also realize that meditation is an integral component in the healing process.
 
137 S Easton Rd
Glenside, PA
19038-4535
215-884-8942 (general)
215-884-8942 (financial aid)
215-884-8942 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

The mission of the Won Institute of Graduate Studies is to provide graduate-level professional education and training in the practical applications of spirituality and the healing arts for the well being of individuals and society. It is guided by the conviction that meditation is essential to spiritual cultivation, and that spiritual cultivation is necessary to balance material and technological advances.


General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Calendar System Trimester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
No Employment services for studentsNo Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Won Institute of Graduate Studies Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Not applicable
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
36 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeYes Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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