West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

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Tuition & Fees

$8,976

$25,320

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
520
75th
610
25th
510
75th
27
25th
20
75th
26
25th
19
75th
27
25th
21
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,535
Declined 2,791
Total Received 17,326
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Public

23,061

undergraduate students

6,984

graduate students

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School Facts

West Virginia University, founded in 1867, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Creative Arts, Engineering & Mineral Resources, Law, and Human Resources & Education and the Schools of Dentistry, Journalism, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Physical Education. The two campuses, totaling 1,456 acres, are located in Morgantown, 75 miles south of Pittsburgh.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 30,045
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

Two campuses totaling 1,400-acres in Morgantown (population: 30,547) and Evansdale (population: 81,800), 75 miles from Pittsburgh; regional campuses in Institute, Keyser, and Montgomery; six regional learning centers throughout the state. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Pittsburgh; train serves Connellsville. School operates transportation to areas in Morgantown. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

West Virginia University
None
Morgantown, WV
26506-6201

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • West Virginia University students have a penchant for celebrating their school's athletic victories by setting a couch—yup, a couch—ablaze, either in a dumpster or just on the street.
  • West Virginia University fan? Well, then surely you know the words to John Denver's classic song "Take Me Home Country Roads"! It has been sung before every home game since 1972.
  • Cover your ears—and maybe wear bright orange—when you go to a West Virginia University home game. Their Mountaineer mascot fires a musket whenever the team scores!
  • West Virginia University's mascot, the Mountaineer, is an honored role bestowed upon a current student, following a lengthy application process. In addition to the fame, the position comes with a scholarship. And they earn it: the Mountaineer attends as many as 300 campus events each year!
  • Did you know that under the genuine bearskin cape, coonskin cap, and flannel shirt, the West Virginia University's Mountaineer mascot is played by a current student? Oh, and the rifle they're carrying is real too!

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
520
75th
610
25th
510
75th
27
25th
20
75th
26
25th
19
75th
27
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Other application fee ($60 for out-of-state applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,535
Declined 2,791
Total Received 17,326

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

71%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,852

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,976
Housing $6,004
Food $5,340
Books & supplies $950
Total $21,270
Average Financial Aid - $9,852
Total with Avg. Aid $11,418

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P: 800 344-WVU1
F: 304 293-4890
finaid@mail.wvu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Gymnastics yes
Rowing yes
Soccer yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

archery, baseball, billiards, boxing, climbing, competitive cheerleading, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, soccer, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

archery, billiards, climbing, competitive cheerleading, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, skiing, soccer, softball, snowboarding, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes yes
Agricultural Economics. yes yes
Agricultural Teacher Education. yes yes
Agronomy and Crop Science. yes yes
Animal Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Animal Sciences, Other. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management. yes
Applied Linguistics. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Biometry/Biometrics. yes
Biostatistics. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes yes yes
Cell Physiology. yes
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other. yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Child Development. yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. yes yes yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Computer Software Engineering. yes
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, Other. yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminology. yes
Dental Clinical Sciences, General. yes
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist. yes yes
Design and Applied Arts, Other. yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational Psychology. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering, General. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes
Environmental/Natural Resource Economics. yes yes
Epidemiology. yes yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes yes yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes yes yes
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management. yes
Forest Sciences and Biology. yes
Forestry, General. yes
General Studies. yes
Genetics, General. yes yes
Geography. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Immunology. yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes
Journalism. yes yes
Labor and Industrial Relations. yes
Land Use Planning and Management/Development. yes
Landscape Architecture. yes yes
Legal Professions and Studies, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Linguistics. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Materials Engineering. yes
Mathematics and Statistics. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes
Medical Science/Scientist. yes
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other. yes
Microbiology and Immunology. yes
Mining and Mineral Engineering. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music History, Literature, and Theory. yes yes
Music Management. yes
Music, General. yes yes yes
Music, Other. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Nursing Science. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Oncology and Cancer Biology. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General. yes yes
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant. yes
Petroleum Engineering. yes yes
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design. yes
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Plant Sciences, General. yes
Plant Sciences, Other. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health, General. yes yes yes
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Reproductive Biology. yes yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other. yes
Statistics, General. yes
Sustainability Studies. yes
Systems Engineering. yes
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management. yes yes
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology/Technician. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Engineering
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

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

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-pharmacy

30,045

total students

44%

in-state

56%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

23,061
students

Female
50%
11,432

Male
50%
11,629

23%

6,984
students

Female
56%
3,920

Male
44%
3,064

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

20,504
students

Female
49%
10,041

Male
51%
10,463

11%

2,557
students

Female
54%
1,391

Male
46%
1,166

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.30
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: August 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

72

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 94
Countries most often represented China
India
Kuwait
Oman
Saudi Arabia
The United Arab Emirates
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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