West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

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Tuition & Fees

$8,972

$25,320

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
48%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
36%
18-23
44%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Selective

Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

21,086

undergraduate students

5,753

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 26,839
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational

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 town
  • Metropolitan area: Pittsburgh
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Pittsburgh International

West Virginia University
None
Morgantown, WV
26506-6201

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Residential Hall Association
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • WVU Greek System
  • Mountaineer Maniacs
  • Campus Crusade for Christ

Top Events

  • Mountaineer Week
  • Fall Fest
  • Parent's Weekend and Homecoming

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • patrol officers just for housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
79%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
48%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
36%
18-23
44%
12-17
9%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.45

Selective

Not Reported

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest
rigor of secondary school record
state residency

Considered

extracurricular activities
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Riflery
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

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

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Riflery, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Riflery, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Teacher Education
Animal Sciences, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Criminology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Exercise Physiology
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Industrial Engineering
Journalism
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Landscape Architecture
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology and Immunology
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Music, Other
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Petroleum Engineering
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Plant Sciences, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Work
Sociology
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

26,839

total students

59%

in-state

41%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

21,086
students

Female
50%
10,520

Male
50%
10,566

21%

5,753
students

Female
55%
3,176

Male
45%
2,577

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

19,369
students

Female
50%
9,555

Male
50%
9,814

9%

1,717
students

Female
57%
965

Male
43%
752

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
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

Not Reported

Transfer students enrolled

-

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 yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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

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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