Tuition & Fees

$6,662

$15,572

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
32%
400-499
39%
300-399
24%
200-299
5%
700-800
0
500-599
27%
400-499
54%
300-399
17%
200-299
2%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
10%
400-499
50%
300-399
35%
30-36
0
24-29
13%
18-23
61%
12-17
26%
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
44%
12-17
35%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
37%
12-17
50%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,354
Declined + 85
Total Received 1,439
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Public

3,107

undergraduate students

59

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Secondary Education
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 5903
ACT 4538

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School Facts

West Virginia State, founded in 1891, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 100-acre campus is located in Institute, eight miles from downtown Charleston.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,166
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Institute, WV

100-acre campus in Institute (population: 2,500), eight miles from Charleston; branch campus in Charleston. Air, bus, and train serve Charleston. Public transportation serves campus.

West Virginia State University
P.O. Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
32%
400-499
39%
300-399
24%
200-299
5%
700-800
0
500-599
27%
400-499
54%
300-399
17%
200-299
2%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
10%
400-499
50%
300-399
35%
30-36
0
24-29
13%
18-23
61%
12-17
26%
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
44%
12-17
35%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
37%
12-17
50%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 17
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Required

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,354
Declined + 85
Total Received 1,439

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Recommendations
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Amanda Anderson
Director of Admissions
P: 304 204-4345
F: 304 766-4158
admissions@wvstateu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Yellow Jackets
School colors
old gold and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Adolescent Education
Art
Biology/General
Biology/Graduate Prep
Biology/Molecular Biology
Biology/Pre-Medicine
Biotechnology
Business Administration/Accounting
Business Administration/Finance
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Marketing
Chemistry/ACS Certified
Chemistry/General
Chemistry/Pre-Medicine
Communications
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Corrections
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Elementary Education
English/Literature
English/Professional Writing
Health Care Supervision
Health Promotion/Wellness
Health Studies
History
History/American
Law Enforcement
Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
Media Studies
Middle Childhood Education
Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence Education
Political Science
Pre-Kindergarten Education
Psychology
Recreation
Recreation/Therapeutic
Regents Bachelor of Arts
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
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Undergraduate

98%

3,107
students

Female
55%
1,722

Male
45%
1,385

Graduate

2%

59
students

Female
46%
27

Male
54%
32

undergraduateFull-time

59%

1,860
students

Female
55%
1,012

Male
45%
848

undergraduatePart-time

41%

1,247
students

Female
57%
710

Male
43%
537

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

92%

Transfer applicants accepted

74%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 11

Spring: March 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

72

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Military

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • On-campus job interviews
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
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