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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
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.
208 University Drive
West Liberty, WV 26074
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference

West Liberty University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

WLU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
820-1300
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,980/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,805/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    25%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,871Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
354
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Nice and helpful
    60%
  • Stressed
    40%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.19 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Affordable
    31%
  • Small
    31%
  • Nice
    23%
  • Home away from home
    15%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
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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.
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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.