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Tuition & Fees

$7,632

$21,432

not including room and board

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,386
Declined + 2,218
Total Received 15,604
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undergraduateRatios

54%

46%

male

female

1  :  21

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Engineering
  3. Nursing
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School Facts

West Virginia University, founded in 1867, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Creative Arts, Engineering & Mineral Resources, Law, and Human Resources & Education and the Schools of Dentistry, Journalism, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Physical Education. The two campuses, totaling 1,456 acres, are located in Morgantown and Evansdale, 75 miles south of Pittsburgh.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 29,175
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  AOA (American Optometric Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Codes

SAT 5904
ACT 4540

Social Networks

Public

22,563

undergraduate students

6,612

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
41%
400-499
40%
300-399
6%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
31%
18-23
48%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
32%
18-23
42%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
36%
18-23
51%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Morgantown, WV

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Fun Facts

  • West Virginia University students have a penchant for celebrating their school's athletic victories by setting a couch--yup, a couch--ablaze, either in a dumpster or just on the street.
  • West Virginia University fan? Well, then surely you know the words to John Denver's classic song "Take Me Home Country Roads"! It has been sung before every home game since 1972.
  • Cover your ears--and maybe wear bright orange--when you go to a West Virginia University home game. Their Mountaineer mascot fires a musket whenever the team scores!
  • West Virginia University's mascot, the Mountaineer, is an honored role bestowed upon a current student, following a lengthy application process. In addition to the fame, the position comes with a scholarship. And they earn it: the Mountaineer attends as many as 300 campus events each year!
  • Did you know that under the genuine bearskin cape, coonskin cap, and flannel shirt, the West Virginia University's Mountaineer mascot is played by a current student? Oh, and the rifle they're carrying is real too!

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Morgantown, WV

Two campuses totaling 1,400 acres in Morgantown (population: 30,666) and Evansdale (population: 81,800), 75 miles from Pittsburgh; regional campuses in Institute, Keyser, and Montgomery; six regional learning centers throughout the state. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Pittsburgh; train serves Connellsville. School operates transportation to areas in Morgantown. Public transportation serves campus.

West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6201
Morgantown, WV 26506-6201

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
18 fraternities 6% of male students
 
8 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
41%
400-499
40%
300-399
6%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
31%
18-23
48%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
32%
18-23
42%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
36%
18-23
51%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,386
Declined + 2,218
Total Received 15,604

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record
State residency

Considered

Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Stephen Lee
Executive Director
P: 800 344-WVU1
F: 304 293-3080
go2wvu@mail.wvu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $26,932,748
State $9,069,332
Institutional $4,172,744
Other external $0
Total $40,174,824

Non-need-based

Federal $237,120
State $20,912,308
Institutional $10,422,950
Other external $3,706,196
Total $35,278,574

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
gymnastics
riflery
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big 12 (Division I, Football I-A), Eastern Wrestling League (Division I)
Mascot
Mountaineer
School colors
old gold and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Aerospace Engineering
Agribusiness Management/Rural Development
Agricultural Extension Education
Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agricultural/Resource Economics
Agriculture/Extension Education
Agriculture/Natural Resources/Design
Agronomy
Animal Physiology
Animal/Food Sciences
Animal/Nutritional Sciences
Applied/Environmental Microbiology
Argoecology
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Coaching Education
Athletic Training
Audiology
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Science
Biomedical Sciences
Biometric Systems
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Business Management
Cancer Cell Biology
Cellular/Integrative Physiology
Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Child Development/Family
Civil Engineering
Clinical Rehabilitation/Mental Health Counseling
Clinical/Translational Research
Coaching/Sport Education
Coaching/Teaching Studies
Collaborative Piano
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Composition
Computational Statistics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Conducting
Costume Design/Technology
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Criminology/Investigation
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Data Science
Dental Hygiene
Dental Specialties/Endodontics
Dental Specialties/Orthodontics
Dental Specialties/Periodontics
Dental Specialties/Prosthodontics
Dentistry
Design Studies
Design/Merchandising
Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership/Public School Administration
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/MDS
Energy Land Management
Energy Law/Sustainable Development
Energy Systems Engineering
Engineering
English
English/Secondary Education
Entomology
Environmental Geoscience
Environmental Protection
Environmental/Energy Resources Management
Environmental/Natural Resources
Epidemiology
Exercise Physiology
Fashion Dress/Merchandising
Finance
Forensic Justice
Forensic and Investigative Science
Forensic/Investigative Science
Forest Resource Science
Forest Resources Management
Forestry
General Business
Genetics/Developmental Biology
Geography
Geology
Gifted Education
Graphic Design
Health Policy
Health Sciences
Higher Education Administration
History
Horticulture
Hospitality/Tour Management
Human Nutrition/Food
Human/Community Development
Immunology/Medical Microbiology
Immunology/Microbial Pathogenesis
Individualized Studies
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Hygiene
Industrial Mathematics/Statistics
Industrial Relations
Instructional Design/Technology
Integrated Marketing Communication
Interdepartmental Studies/Secondary Education
Interior Design
Intermedia/Photography
International Studies
Jazz Pedagogy
Journalism
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Law/Juris Doctor
Legal Studies
Lighting Design/Technology
Literacy Education
Low Vision/Blindness
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics/Secondary Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science
Medicine
Mining Engineering
Multicategorical Special Education
Multidisciplinary Studies
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music History
Music Performance
Music Theory
Musical Theatre
Natural Resource Economics
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nutrition/Food Science
Nutritional/Food Science
Occupational Safety/Health
Occupational Therapy
Occupational/Environmental Health Science
Occupational/Environmental Health Sciences
Painting
Pathologist Assistant
Performance
Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
Pharmaceutical/Pharmacological Sciences
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Education/Teacher Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Piano Pedagogy
Plant Pathology
Plant/Soil Sciences
Political Science
Printmaking
Professional Accountancy
Professional Writing/Editing
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Recreation/Parks/Tourism Resources
Regents Bachelor of Arts
Religious Studies
Reproductive Physiology
Resource Management
Safety Management
Scenic Design/Technology
School Health Education
Sculpture
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/English
Secondary Education/Foreign Language
Secondary Education/Interdepartment Studies
Secondary Education/MDS
Secondary Education/Mathematics
Severe/Multiple Disabilities
Slavic/Eastern European Studies
Social Studies
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Science
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Software Engineering
Soil Science
Special Education
Speech Pathology
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Sport Coaching
Sport Management
Sport/Exercise Psychology
Sports/Exercise Psychology
Statistics
Strategic Communications
Studio Art
Theatre
Theatre Design/Technology
Vocal Pedagogy/Performance
Wildlife/Fisheries Resources
Women/Gender Studies
Wood Science/Technology
World Languages/Literature/Linguistics
World Languges/Secondary Education
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Undergraduate

77%

22,563
students

Female
46%
10,312

Male
54%
12,251

Graduate

23%

6,612
students

Female
57%
3,764

Male
43%
2,848

undergraduateFull-time

92%

20,863
students

Female
46%
9,429

Male
54%
11,434

undergraduatePart-time

8%

1,700
students

Female
52%
883

Male
48%
817

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.30
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 Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

72

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 83
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Kuwait
Nigeria
Oman
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Carol Kayla
Supervisor of International Admissions
304 293-2121
carol.kayla@mail.wvu.edu

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