West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

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Tuition & Fees

$8,976

$25,320

not including room and board

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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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent 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-prepatory 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
Room $6,004
Board $5,340
Books & supplies $950
Total $21,270
Average Financial Aid - $9,852
Total with Avg. Aid $11,418
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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

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

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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