Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Keyser, WV

Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Keyser, WV

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Tuition & Fees

$4,536

$11,544

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

22

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,726
Declined 557
Total Received 2,283
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Public

1,340

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Potomac State College, founded in 1901, is a division of West Virginia University serving both residential and commuter students. The campus is located in Keyser, WV.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 1,340
Established in 1901
Coeducational Coeducational

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18-acre campus in Keyser (population: 5,077). Train serves Cumberland, MD (20 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Hagerstown Regional

Potomac State College of West Virginia University
101 Fort Avenue
Keyser
26726

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Agriculture and Forestry Club
  • Black Student Alliance
  • Gamers and Geeks Club
  • Campus and Community Ministries

Top Events

  • Fall Fest/Spring Bash
  • Humans vs. Zombies Week
  • Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Trip
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
60%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.06

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,726
Declined 557
Total Received 2,283

Admissions Factors

Considered

standardized test scores
academic GPA

Not Considered

talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience
extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Football, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Football, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NJCAA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Agriculture, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Communication, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminology
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, Other
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Forest Resources Production and Management
Geology/Earth Science, General
History, General
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
Horticultural Science
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Journalism
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Modern Languages
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Nursing Studies
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

1,340

total students

80%

in-state

20%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,340
students

Female
56%
757

Male
44%
583

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

1,018
students

Female
54%
546

Male
46%
472

25%

322
students

Female
66%
211

Male
34%
111

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

56

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

Not Reported

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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