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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
West Virginia State is a public university located in West Virginia. As a historically black college, West Virginia State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,797 undergraduate students. The West Virginia State acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Management, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 29% of students, West Virginia State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,200.
About West Virginia State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
Rte 25
Institute, WV 25112
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West Virginia State University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
813-1010
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$9,613/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,846/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,472/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,890/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,776/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,586/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
60%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,797Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Out going
    50%
  • Persistence
    30%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Worried about grades
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
43%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.21 responses
Poll
37%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Split between on campus and off campus students
    54%
  • Mostly commuter students
    31%
  • Commuter but was denied financial aid
    8%
  • Underrated
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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I personally chose West Virginia State University because I am pursing a degree is Elementary Education and they have one of the best Education programs around. In the education department the professors are very caring and helpful. I have encountered several professors outside of the program that were not helpful at all. The students are overall very welcoming and the food is average. The campus is small but this has its perks because since it is a smaller school students get more one on one time with their professors. The surrounding area is not very nice, but just a few miles down the road is the city of Charleston and that has more to offer!
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Beautiful campus! Diverse group of professors that care about you. Small classes. Tuition and fees are more affordable than surrounding collages. Parking can be tough though, spaces are very narrow and there are countless hit-and-runs and people stealing license plates. Air conditioning runs all year, so classes are freezing. Be prepared!
My experience at West Virginia State University wasn't exactly what I expected. I always thought the classrooms were bigger with smaller chairs attached to them. My favorite part of college is the classroom. I learned how to think outside of the box, debate, ideas and build friendships with people who are still now my friends. I was apart of dance team a WVSU. It was the most exciting experience. I enjoyed being the center of attention. I danced at different schools and made connections with people I never once thought would cross paths. West Virginia State University could in improve in being more involve in the students life on campus. Many times I see students complain that they do not receive enough financial help from financial Aid offices. Students often say that they lack support from their teachers as well. The best way that WVSU can improve in this area is by allowing students to be introduced to different scholarship opportunities.