Tuition & Fees

$8,623

$18,549

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
41%
400-499
59%
500-599
29%
400-499
59%
300-399
12%
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
9%
18-23
42%
12-17
49%
24-29
15%
18-23
55%
12-17
30%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Very Selective

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,135
Declined + 2,609
Total Received 3,744
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Public

3,571

undergraduate students

121

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 3,692
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)

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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
Route 25 and Barron Drive
Institute, WV 25112

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
36%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
41%
400-499
59%
500-599
29%
400-499
59%
300-399
12%
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
9%
18-23
42%
12-17
49%
24-29
15%
18-23
55%
12-17
30%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Required

Very Selective

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,135
Declined + 2,609
Total Received 3,744

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Secondary school record

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Jameelah Means
Director of Admissions
P: 800 987-2112
F: 304 766-5182
admissions@wvstateu.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 304 766-3131

Financial Aid Officer

Gwendolyn Bausley
Interim Director for Student Financial Assistance
gbausley@wvstateu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
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

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Internships

3,692

total students

87%

in-state

13%

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 Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
35%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

39%

Transfer applicants accepted

71%

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 Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

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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