West Virginia State University

Institute, WV

West Virginia State University

Institute, WV

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Tuition & Fees

$8,437

$14,125

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
560
25th
450
75th
530
25th
420
75th
22
25th
16
75th
22
25th
16
75th
22
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,863
Declined 372
Total Received 3,235
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Public

5,282

undergraduate students

526

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 5,808
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

Social Networks

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 Setting: Large town

West Virginia State University
Route 25 and Barron Drive
Institute, WV
25112

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
18%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
35%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
560
25th
450
75th
530
25th
420
75th
22
25th
16
75th
22
25th
16
75th
22
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,863
Declined 372
Total Received 3,235

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

Not reported

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

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 304 766-3131
F: 304 766-3335
fadocs@wvstateu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field x country yes
Volleyball yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, billiards, flag football, powderpuff football, table tennis

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain East Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Economics, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
General Studies. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
History, General. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Administration. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Education
  3. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

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

5,808

total students

80%

in-state

20%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

5,282
students

Female
56%
2,968

Male
44%
2,314

9%

526
students

Female
75%
392

Male
25%
134

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

38%

2,025
students

Female
52%
1,049

Male
48%
976

62%

3,257
students

Female
59%
1,919

Male
41%
1,338

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Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Brazil
Colombia
India
Nigeria
Special services offered for international applicants

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