West Virginia State University

Institute, WV

West Virginia State University

Institute, WV

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Tuition & Fees

$8,750

$17,866

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
43%
400-499
45%
300-399
8%
500-599
43%
400-499
47%
300-399
10%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
54%
12-17
30%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

13.2

students

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Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,105
Declined 77
Total Received 3,182
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Public

3,571

undergraduate students

121

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,692
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

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100-acre campus in Institute (population: 3,333), eight miles from Charleston; branch campus in Charleston. Air, bus, and train serve Charleston. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Yeager

West Virginia State University
Route 25 and Barron Drive
Institute
25112

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
21%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Social Work Organization 20
  • WVSU College Chapter - NAACP 17
  • CHOICES Peer Educators 13
  • WVSU International Student Services 13
  • C.E. Jones Historical Society 12

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • State Stride
  • Cares Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
43%
400-499
45%
300-399
8%
500-599
43%
400-499
47%
300-399
10%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
54%
12-17
30%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.14

Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,105
Declined 77
Total Received 3,182

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 13
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Cheerleading

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

3,692

total students

85.4%

in-state

14.6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

3,571
students

Female
59%
2,115

Male
41%
1,456

3%

121
students

Female
60%
72

Male
40%
49

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

46%

1,644
students

Female
56%
915

Male
44%
729

54%

1,927
students

Female
63%
1,200

Male
37%
727

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 59%
Student 4 year graduation rate 10%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

225

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 10

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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