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West Virginia State University
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  • 4 Year
  • INSTITUTE, WV

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade unavailable
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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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 1,585 undergraduate students. The West Virginia State acceptance rate is 95%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 31% of students, West Virginia State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,800.

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INSTITUTE, WV 25112
About West Virginia State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference

West Virginia State University Rankings

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West Virginia State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
850-1080
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$9,657 / 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
$8,271 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
60%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 20 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 21 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 21 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    22%
  • On Campus
    69%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,585 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,424
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Out going
    56%
  • Persistence
    33%
  • Worried about grades
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
41%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 22 responses
Poll
39%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Split between on campus and off campus students
    50%
  • Mostly commuter students
    29%
  • Commuter but was denied financial aid
    7%
  • Fast-paced
    7%
  • Underrated
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 13 responses

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