Tuition & Fees

$8,376

$23,616

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
10%
24-29
30%
18-23
46%
12-17
13%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
42%
12-17
20%
30-36
7%
24-29
37%
18-23
48%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,807
Declined + 5,787
Total Received 20,594
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Public

22,504

undergraduate students

5,905

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Engineering
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 5904
ACT 4540

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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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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 28,409
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  AOA (American Optometric Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Morgantown, WV

Two campuses totaling 1,400 acres in Morgantown (population: 30,855) 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.

West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6201
Morgantown, WV 26506-6201

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
18 fraternities 6% of male students
 
8 sororities 5% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
10%
24-29
30%
18-23
46%
12-17
13%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
42%
12-17
20%
30-36
7%
24-29
37%
18-23
48%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
($60 for out-of-state applicants)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,807
Declined + 5,787
Total Received 20,594

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record
State residency

Considered

Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Stephen Lee
Executive Director
P: 800 344-WVU1
F: 304 293-3080
go2wvu@mail.wvu.edu

Financial Aid

$7,292

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,376
Room $5,496
Board $5,080
Books & supplies $900
Total $19,852
Average Financial Aid - $7,292
Total with Avg. Aid $12,560
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
March 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Sandra Bennett
Executive Director of Financial Aid
finaid@mail.wvu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
golf
gymnastics
riflery
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Aerospace Engineering
Agribusiness Management/Rural Development
Agricultural Extension Education
Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agricultural/Resource Economics
Agriculture/Extension Education
Agriculture/Natural Resources/Design
Agronomy
Animal Physiology
Animal/Food Sciences
Animal/Nutritional Sciences
Applied/Environmental Microbiology
Argoecology
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Coaching Education
Athletic Training
Audiology
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Science
Biomedical Sciences
Biometric Systems
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Business Data Analytics
Business Management
Cancer Cell Biology
Cellular/Integrative Physiology
Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Child Development/Family
Civil Engineering
Clinical Rehabilitation/Mental Health Counseling
Clinical/Translational Research
Clinical/Translational Science
Coaching/Sport Education
Coaching/Teaching Studies
Collaborative Piano
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Composition
Computational Statistics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Conducting
Costume Design/Technology
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Criminology/Investigation
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Dental Hygiene
Dental Specialties/Endodontics
Dental Specialties/Orthodontics
Dental Specialties/Periodontics
Dental Specialties/Prosthodontics
Dentistry
Design Studies
Design/Merchandising
Early Childhood Education
Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership/Public School Administration
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Advanced
Elementary Education/MDS
Energy Land Management
Energy Law/Sustainable Development
Energy Systems Engineering
Engineering
English
English/Secondary Education
Entomology
Entrepreneurship/Innovation
Environmental Geoscience
Environmental Protection
Environmental/Energy Resources Management
Environmental/Natural Resources
Epidemiology
Exercise Physiology
Fashion Dress/Merchandising
Finance
Forensic Justice
Forensic and Investigative Science
Forensic/Fraud Examination
Forensic/Investigative Science
Forest Resource Science
Forest Resources Management
Forestry
General Business
Genetics/Developmental Biology
Geography
Geology
Gifted Education
Global Supply Chain Management
Graphic Design
Health Informatics/Information Management
Health Policy
Health Sciences
Health Services/Outcomes Research
Higher Education Administration
Higher Education Curriculum/Teaching
History
Horticulture
Hospitality/Tour Management
Human Nutrition/Food
Human Performance/Health
Human/Community Development
Immunology/Medical Microbiology
Immunology/Microbial Pathogenesis
Individualized Studies
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Hygiene
Industrial Mathematics/Statistics
Industrial Relations
Instructional Design/Technology
Integrated Marketing Communication
Integrative/Contemporary Performance
Interdepartmental Studies/Secondary Education
Interior Design
Intermedia/Photography
International Studies
Jazz Pedagogy
Journalism
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Law
Law/Juris Doctor
Legal Studies
Lighting Design/Technology
Literacy Education
Low Vision/Blindness
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Material Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics/Secondary Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science
Medicine
Mining Engineering
Multicategorical Special Education
Multidisciplinary Studies
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music History
Music Industry
Music Performance
Music Theory
Music Therapy
Musical Theatre
Musicology
Natural Resource Economics
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nutritional/Food Science
Occupational Safety/Health
Occupational Therapy
Occupational/Environmental Health Science
Occupational/Environmental Health Sciences
Painting
Pathologist Assistant
Performance
Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
Pharmaceutical/Pharmacological Sciences
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Education/Teacher Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Piano Pedagogy
Plant Pathology
Plant/Soil Sciences
Political Science
Printmaking
Professional Accountancy
Professional Writing/Editing
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Puppetry/Creative Drama
Recreation/Parks/Tourism Resources
Regents Bachelor of Arts
Religious Studies
Reproductive Physiology
Resource Management
Safety Management
Scenic Design/Technology
School Health Education
Sculpture
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/Advanced
Secondary Education/English
Secondary Education/Interdepartment Studies
Secondary Education/MDS
Secondary Education/Mathematics
Secondary Education/Social Studies
Secondary Education/World Language
Severe/Multiple Disabilities
Slavic/Eastern European Studies
Social Studies
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Science
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Software Engineering
Soil Science
Special Education
Speech Pathology
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Sport Coaching
Sport Management
Sport/Exercise Psychology
Sports/Exercise Psychology
Statistics
Strategic Communications
Studio Art
Technical Direction
Theatre
Theatre Design/Technology
Vocal Pedagogy/Performance
Wildlife/Fisheries Resources
Women/Gender Studies
Wood Science/Technology
World Languages/Literature/Linguistics
World Languges/Secondary Education
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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

28,409

total students

52%

in-state

48%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

22,504
students

Female
47%
10,625

Male
53%
11,879

21%

5,905
students

Female
56%
3,292

Male
44%
2,613

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

20,713
students

Female
47%
9,649

Male
53%
11,064

8%

1,791
students

Female
55%
976

Male
45%
815

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
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

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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
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: August 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

72

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 79
Countries most often represented China
Kuwait
Nigeria
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

International Student Contact

Carol Kayla
Assistant Director
304 293-2121
carol.kayla@mail.wvu.edu

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