C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
West Virginia State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
Rte 25
Institute, WV 25112

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
94%
SAT Range
790-1010
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$22
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for West Virginia State University

Cost

Net Price
$7,690/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,144/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,197/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,540/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,100/ year
  • $110k+
    $7,842/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
60%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,860Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Out going
    56%
  • Persistence
    33%
  • Worried about grades
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
40%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.20 responses
Poll
38%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Split between on campus and off campus students
    58%
  • Mostly commuter students
    33%
  • Commuter but was denied financial aid
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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West Virginia State University Reviews

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It's in a relatively central location in the state. There are options to take many courses online, and a few degree programs have been added that can be done completely online from start to finish. The staff in most of the University offices are helpful and knowledgeable, and go above and beyond to help you or steer you in the right direction. The hours for some of the offices and the bookstore aren't really convenient for commuting students if they are coming from farther than 1 hour away to get to campus. Campus itself is beautiful. Well maintained and taken care of. Campus security definitely needs improvement and the majority of officers are rude.
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I love that West Virginia is unlike most colleges. The campus is a town which gives you so many more fun activities to do with friends (like dancing, dinner and football games). You can tell everyone truly loves the school and that makes it an enjoyable environment. I love WVU!
WVSU is definitely diverse. The current struggle on campus is finding a happy medium between black and white students and culture, and bridging the divide between on-campus residents and commuters. Some of the events are a little too much, and when we do have one, it just seems to be at inopportune times. Also, it's nothing like a modern, progressive college campus, and the "progressive energy" our Vice President of Student Affairs speaks of is virtually non-existent except in the board rooms where the boosters convene. Yes, I am slightly bitter; but I love this campus. I love the history and the diversity, and the different type of college experience discovered here. I might even say that coming here was a blessing in disguise, although every blessing has its burden, too.