82%

Acceptance Rate

$9,370

Avg.Financial Aid

003827

FAFSA Code

About West Virginia University (WVU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

26,864

Website

www.wvu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

West Virginia University (WVU) was established in the year 1867 and is a public type institution which is located at Morgantown. The university is a land-granting institution which focuses on creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education.

  • WVU acceptance rate is 76%.

  • There is an instructional faculty of 2,034 members.

  • The student population is 28,488 which consists of 25,119 full-time and 3,369 part-time students.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 19:1.

  • The total graduation rate is 57% and the retention rate is 79% for full-time and 43% for the part-time students.

There is a public university in Morgantown, West Virginia called West Virginia University. West Virginia University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At WVU around 80% are white, 5% are Non-resident alien, and 4% are Black or African American. Further, around 95% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 50% of the students are females and 50% are males. John T. Chambers, Billy Mays, Don Knotts, and Jerry West are some of the well-known alumni of the school. Several other achievers owe their success to this university. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. A total of 249 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Higher Learning Commission, and Higher Learning Commission.

Location & Contact

Address

PO Box 6201

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3042930111
Fax: 3042935883
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Rankings

Forbes and US News provide rankings to the universities, which are trusted everywhere. But this is applicable only if the universities are located in the US. The ranking of a university is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a university is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that West Virginia University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

82%

SAT Range

1050 - 1240

ACT Range

21 - 27

Application Fee

$45

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 4 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $50, as part of the admission process at WVU. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1030-1230, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to West Virginia University, must score 24 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 21 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at PO Box 6201, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, or call (304) 293-0111.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$12,181

Average Annual Cost

$8,856

Books And Supplies

$900

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,918

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,620

Total One Year Cost

$23,294

Before applying to WVU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $30,669. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

18:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

76%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

27%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$5,302

Faculty Overview

56%

Male Professors

44%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

286 Graduates

Journalism

285 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

228 Graduates

Sociology

215 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

196 Graduates

Psychology, General

185 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

158 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

148 Graduates

Biology, General

132 Graduates

Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

125 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

121 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

115 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

112 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

105 Graduates

Animal Sciences

102 Graduates

Petroleum Engineering

102 Graduates

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astrona...

98 Graduates

Political Science and Government

94 Graduates

Marketing

84 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

75 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

71 Graduates

Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

70 Graduates

Civil Engineering

63 Graduates

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

59 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

57 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

57 Graduates

Social Work

55 Graduates

Computer Science

52 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

51 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

49 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

49 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

48 Graduates

History

45 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

39 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

37 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

37 Graduates

Music

35 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

33 Graduates

Forestry

33 Graduates

Computer Engineering

30 Graduates

Mining and Mineral Engineering

30 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

29 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

29 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

28 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

25 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

24 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

23 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

22 Graduates

Plant Sciences

22 Graduates

Chemistry

21 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

21 Graduates

Landscape Architecture

17 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

16 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

15 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

13 Graduates

Physics

11 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

11 Graduates

Natural Resources Management and Po...

10 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

10 Graduates

Economics

9 Graduates

Philosophy

8 Graduates

Mathematics

7 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

7 Graduates

Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

5 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

21,155

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

25%

Full-time

92%

Part-time

8%

Students Gender

Male

51%

US National: 44%

Female

49%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

80% White

0% Unknown

4% Black

4% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

6% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

52%

Out Of State

46%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$57,484 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

15%

Averege Housing Cost

$5,660/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,258/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,258/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Mountaineer

School Colors

old gold and blue

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Big Twelve Conference

Total Male Athletes

230

Total Female Athletes

293

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

47

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $11,062 per year for living on campus. West Virginia University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at WVU costs around $5,258 per year. The number of female and male students at the university are 50% and 50%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$34,500/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$45,800/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$11,466

$28,654

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$119 - 297

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

79%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,370

Students Receiving Federal Grants

26%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,790

Students Receiving State Aid

36%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,745

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

69%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,397

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$12,281

$30K - $48K

$10,763

$48K - $75K

$8,723

$75K - $110K

$5,912

> $110K

$4,970

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$40,327,166

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$40,327,166

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at WVU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,951, whereas the financial aid is $6,316. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $4,979 and institutional aid worth $6,316.

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