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Alderson Broaddus University (ABU) is situated on a 170-acre campus atop a hill overlooking historic Philippi and the surrounding Tygart River Valley.  The private, faith-based institution has its roots in the Broaddus College of the 1870s and is built on the site of the first land battle of the American Civil War. Each year, approximately 1100 students make ABU their educational preference, and there is little question as to why: 

It’s no wonder the Exponent Telegram named Alderson Broaddus University the “Success Story of the Year”.  ABU is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in Chicago.