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- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB-
West Liberty is a public university located in West Liberty, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,871 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the West Liberty acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Business, Dental Hygiene, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 45% of students, West Liberty alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,800.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Mountain East Conference
West Liberty University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses
Most Popular Majors
Dental Hygiene66 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities54 Graduates
Elementary Education34 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies22 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science22 Graduates
High School Education21 Graduates
Communication Disorders14 Graduates
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.19 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.30 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
West Liberty University Reviews
I really like West Liberty. The atmosphere of the campus is great, the students seem to like it and are very welcoming to all new students. The staff for student services has been great to offer assistance when needed. I love the personal feel that the school has overall. You are not treated as a number at West Liberty. You are an individual and are treated as such from the staff and the faculty is very helpful. I have been in contact with the soccer coaches and they have been great helping me with information for playing. The financial aid department has been great! They have been helpful with the entire process of finding aid to help me make my college dream come true. I am looking forward to being a Hilltopper and representing West Liberty on and off the Soccer field.
They have an amazing growing zoology program with great internships, while also having wonderful onsite animal enclosures and feeding areas. They also include a masters in zoology which is perfect for what I want to accomplish!! Their dorms are great for people who prefer to be alone or partnered with someone else. They also have the option to switch roommates if something goes wrong between the interactions with your roommate, at anytime during the year. One of my favorite parts about West Liberty is that I can park my car on campus as a freshman; many campuses won’t allow that for freshman. Since I live a couple hours away from home it is perfect for my freshman experience having a car with me during all of my college years. West Liberty is a small school but VERY affordable and not to far away from any cities or towns.
West Liberty University is a cheaper college to go to. While it may not be as expensive as other colleges, it does lack a few things. The school is very old and needs updated, especially the dormatories. It is a good place to get an education, depending on what you major in. The resources here are ok, and getting help with money and scholarships are hard to do here. If your looking for a cheap school for a quick degree, this is your school.