• Address: PO Box 6201, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506

  • Phone Number: (304) 293-0111

  • Website: https://online.wvu.edu/

About

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.

Online Education at WVU

  • The university provides 50 online programs across 12 disciplines.

  • There are more than 500 faculty members for the online program serving as research professors, clinical professors, lecturers, and instructors.


Reviews 

  • The reviews of the university state that the university provides challenging courses and an exhaustive syllabus designed to prepare the students efficiently for the future.

  • The educational structuring and faculty are world class.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Morgantown, West Virginia

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003827

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Programmatic Accreditation

NCATE, CCNE, ABA, AACSB, CEPH, ABET

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://online.wvu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accredited Programs

  • Child Development and Family Studies, Infant/Toddler Education, Special Education, Higher Education Administration, Advanced Elementary Education, Literacy Education, and School Health Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

  • Master of Business Administration, Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice, and Master of Science in Forensic and Fraud Examination programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

  • Master of Law in Forensic Justice and Master of Law in Energy and Sustainable Development programs are accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, American Bar Association.

  • Master of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

  • Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

  • Master of Science in Safety Management is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 19: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 79 % Part Time: 42 %
Total Population 28,488
Student Population Full Time: 25,119 Part Time: 3,369
Gender Division Male: 52 % Female: 48 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 54 %

The College Monk

Female: 61 %

Total Graduation Rate: 57 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

West Virginia University (WVU) offers 52 online programs across 12 Majors

Nursing

Offering 9 programs accross 3 degrees

Business Management

Offering 7 programs accross 2 degrees

Education

Offering 15 programs accross 5 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Law

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Music

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Safety

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Engineering

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

West Virginia University (WVU) Acceptance Rate is 76%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $45
Graduate Application Fee $60

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 21,558
Total Applicants Admitted 16,411
Applicants Enrolled 5,124
Full time Applicants Enrolled 5,108
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 16
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

West Virginia University (WVU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 1,528
Number of students submitting ACT scores 3,372
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 30%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 66%
SAT Math 510 average 460 - 560 range
SAT Critical Reading 525 average 470 - 580 range
ACT Composite 24 average 21 - 27 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

West Virginia University Admission ProcessAdmission Procedure for West Virginia University

 

For Undergraduate Online Program Candidates

 

  • Candidates need to apply online to their particular online program through Undergraduate Application.
  • Candidates need to pay the respective undergraduate application fee.
  • Candidates need to bundle all the official transcripts from the previous institution and submit to the WVU Office of Admissions.
  • It is mandatory to have a SAT/TOEFL or any other equivalent result scorecard to apply for an undergraduate online program at WVU.

 

Candidates Applying for Graduate Online Program at West Virginia University

 

  • Candidates must apply online with respective online course Graduate Application.
  • Candidates need to pay the graduate application fee (according to the course, the fee fluctuates).
  • Candidates need to update a statement of personal goals details in the Graduate Application
  • For International Candidates, it is mandatory to have a TOEFL/IELTS or any other equivalent result card to apply for a specific online degree at West Virginia University
  • All the official transcripts must be requested from the previous institution and must be sent to WVU Office of Graduate Admission.
  • Candidates must secure a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a scale of 4.0) for Graduate Admissions.

 

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degree & Certifications

 

Undergraduate Degree/Certification

GPA requirement (on a scale of 4.0)

Other Admission Requirements

Child Development and Family Studies B.S.

2.5

 

Multidisciplinary Studies Degree B.MDS.

2

 

Nursing R.N. to B.S.N.

2.5

  •  Associate or a diploma degree in nursing
  • Official License for nursing practice
  • Exams to be taken- ENGL 102, STAT 211, PSYC 101, PSYC 241, and SOCA 101

Regents Bachelor of Arts R.B.A.

2

 

Early Childhood Development Undergraduate Certificate

2.5

Official transcripts if fewer than 20 credits attended from the previous institution.

Infant/Toddler Education

2.5

Official transcripts if fewer than 20 credits attended from the previous institution.

 

Admission Requirements for Online Graduate Programs and Certifications

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university provides financial assistance to the student in need. The students can utilize these aids to pay fees and meet other academic expenses. Financial assistance is given in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs. Eligibility for these provisions varies from academic performance to nationality and citizenship.

Students who wish apply for these facilities are required to fill in the FAFSA form. West Virginia University (WVU) federal school code is 003827.

The various financial assistance programs provided are given below.

  • Federal Aid provisions include Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan along with Federal Work-Study option.

  • Institutional Aids provided by the university include University Merit Scholarship, Governor's Honors Academy Scholarship, Foundation Scholarship, Bucklew Scholarship, G.Belmont Berry Scholarship, John.R.Tshiderer LA Education Experience Fund, and George.A.Myles Natural Resource Undergraduate Student Enhancement Grant.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance is given as Military Aid.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,304 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,125 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $1,125 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Varies Undergraduate student. U.S Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Subsidized Loan $5,613 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time Varies
Federal Unsubsidized Loans $5,613 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time Varies
Federal PLUS Loans $5,613 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time Varies
Federal Perkins Loans $5,613 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time Varies
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
WV Higher Education Grant (WVHEG) $4,859 Demonstrate Financial need. GPA 2.0. April 15th, 2019
WV Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student Grant (HEAPS) $4,859 West Virginia Resident. Demonstrate Financial need. April 15th, 2019

Data Source: https://online.wvu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $8,981 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Undergraduate students Varies
Tuition Assistance $3,985 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Undergraduate students Varies

Data Source: https://online.wvu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
University Merit Scholarship $7,656 Minimum high school GPA of 3.50. Awarded to students named National Merit or Achievement Finalists Students must select WVU as their first college of choice by National Merit's deadline May 31st, 2019
Governor's Honors Academy Scholarship $1,500 Must have attended the Governor's Honors Academy Not receiving any other scholarship of equal or higher value from WVU May 1st, 2019
Foundation Scholarship Varies Minimum high school GPA of 3.80 ACT of 30 or new SAT of 1400, old SAT of 1340 February 10th, 2019
Bucklew Scholarship $10,000 Minimum high school GPA of 3.80 ACT of 30 or new SAT of 1400 or old SAT of 1340 Undergraduate students only February 10th, 2019
G. Belmont Berry Scholarship Varies Minimum high school GPA of 3.00 ACT of 20 or 21 or new SAT ranging from 1030 to 1100 or old SAT ranging from 950 to 1020 Varies
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
John R. Tschiderer LA Education Experience Fund (LEEF) $1,000 Undergraduate Landscape Architecture student March 29th, 2019
George A. Myles Natural Resources Undergraduate Student Enhancement Grant $1,000 Undergraduate students in Forest Resources Management, Wood Sciences March 29th, 2019

Data Source: https://online.wvu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $7,769
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,397
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,947
$75,001 - $110,000 $13,832
Over $110,000 $14,504

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 25% $4,193
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 77% $8,108
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 27% $4,712
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 66% $4,843
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 56% $7,355
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 55% $5,613
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 10,814
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 499 $9,519
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 431 $9,630
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 68 $8,818

Data Source: https://online.wvu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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