Tuition & Fees

$8,167

$16,072

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
33%
400-499
37%
300-399
22%
200-299
4%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
10%
400-499
50%
300-399
35%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
43%
12-17
39%
6-11
3%
24-29
13%
18-23
38%
12-17
49%
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
56%
12-17
30%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,155
Declined + 27
Total Received 3,182
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Public

3,755

undergraduate students

124

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 5903
ACT 4538

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,879
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Institute, WV

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
33%
400-499
37%
300-399
22%
200-299
4%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
10%
400-499
50%
300-399
35%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
43%
12-17
39%
6-11
3%
24-29
13%
18-23
38%
12-17
49%
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
56%
12-17
30%

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

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,155
Declined + 27
Total Received 3,182

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Recommendations
Secondary school record
State residency

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Jameelah Means
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 304 204-4345
F: 304 766-4158
admissions@wvstateu.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 304 766-3131

Financial Aid Officer

JoAnn Ross
Director for Student Financial Assistance
jross15@wvstateu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Nate Burton (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Yellow Jackets
School colors
old gold and black

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Administration
Economics
Education
English
Health/Human Performance
History
Instructional Leadership
International Studies
Math/Computer Science
Media Studies
Modern Foreign Languages
Music
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Regents Bachelor of Arts
Social Work
Sociology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Internships

3,879

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

3,755
students

Female
58%
2,160

Male
42%
1,595

3%

124
students

Female
61%
76

Male
39%
48

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

47%

1,786
students

Female
54%
964

Male
46%
822

53%

1,969
students

Female
61%
1,196

Male
39%
773

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
30%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

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

  • Other

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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