Tuition & Fees

$7,680

$15,620

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

400-499
67%
300-399
33%
500-599
33%
400-499
67%
600-699
3%
500-599
14%
400-499
60%
300-399
23%
30-36
3%
24-29
19%
18-23
43%
12-17
31%
6-11
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
37%
12-17
46%
30-36
2%
24-29
18%
18-23
54%
12-17
26%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,314
Declined + 517
Total Received 1,831
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Public

2,176

undergraduate students

267

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Business
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 5901
ACT 4534

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Location

School Facts

West Liberty University, founded in 1837, is a public, multipurpose college. Its 290-acre campus is located in West Liberty, 10 miles from Wheeling.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 2,443
Established in 1837
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

West Liberty, WV

290-acre campus in West Liberty (population: 1,471), 10 miles from Wheeling; extended campus locations in Weirton and Wheeling. Major airport and train serve Pittsburgh (50 miles); bus serves Wheeling.

West Liberty University
208 University Drive
West Liberty, WV 26074-0295

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 3% of male students
 
4 sororities 4% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

400-499
67%
300-399
33%
500-599
33%
400-499
67%
600-699
3%
500-599
14%
400-499
60%
300-399
23%
30-36
3%
24-29
19%
18-23
43%
12-17
31%
6-11
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
37%
12-17
46%
30-36
2%
24-29
18%
18-23
54%
12-17
26%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,314
Declined + 517
Total Received 1,831

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

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

Not Considered

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Brenda King
Executive Director of Admissions and Recruitment
P: 800 732-6204
F: 304 336-8403
admissions@westliberty.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 304 336-8016
F: 304 336-8088

Financial Aid Officer

Katie Cooper
Director of Financial Aid
katie.cooper@westliberty.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Billiards, Dance Team, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Fishing, Fitness, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Martial Arts, Racquetball, Scuba Diving, Skiing, Soccer, Table Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Lynn Ullom (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Heather Gallagher (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Hilltoppers
School colors
black and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising Communication
Appalachian Studies
Art Education
Athletic Training
Biology
Biology Education
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Communication
Communication Studies
Community Arts
Community Education
Computer Information Systems
Creative Arts Therapy
Criminal Justice
Dental Hygiene
Digital Media Design
Disability Studies
Early Education
Ecology/Evolution/Organismal Biology
Education
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Stewardship
Exercise Physiology
Finance
General Biology
General Business
General Science Education
Geography/Planning
Graphic Design
Graphic Narrative
Health Care Management
Health/Physical Education
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Journalism
Literature
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Laboratory Science
Microbiology
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Organizational Leadership/Administration
Outdoor Education
Physical Education
Physician Assistant Studies
Pre-Medicine
Professional Studies
Psychology
Public Relations
Rhetoric/Writing
Social Science
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Sports Management
Sports/Recreation/Wellness
Theatre
Tourism/Events Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Business
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,443

total students

70%

in-state

30%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

2,176
students

Female
62%
1,352

Male
38%
824

11%

267
students

Female
65%
173

Male
35%
94

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

1,869
students

Female
61%
1,129

Male
39%
740

15%

307
students

Female
73%
223

Male
27%
84

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview
Standardized test scores
Essay or personal statement

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

92

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

78%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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