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 1,786 undergraduate students. The West Virginia State acceptance rate is 98%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 26% of students, West Virginia State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,800.
NCAA Division II (with football)
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
West Virginia State University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities55 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies34 Graduates
Elementary Education29 Graduates
High School Education23 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services21 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching14 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.21 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
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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.13 responses
West Virginia State University Reviews
The application process for WVSU was very easy going and it made things a lot less complicated when applying to the school. Now being at the school as a full time student, I have noticed after just one semester that the professors are here for the students and want the students to pass and succeed. I like how the class sizes are not that big which makes it feel kind of like a high school in that sense. The president of the school is wanting all students to pass in four years so no one has to pay more money than what they should. He is very big on the "15 in 4" policy and I respect that because if someone wants to go to grad school they should get out of their undergrad in four years! Overall, as much as I am not a fan of where the school is located, the academic side of things makes everything better because I know I can go get tutoring if need be.
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!
I have had a wonderful experience my first semester at West Virginia University, the campus is beautiful and there are a lot of opportunities to join clubs in any area of interest you may have. The professors I have had so far are very knowledgeable and welcoming. I have met some amazing people and I highly recommend the first year Adventure SOAR trips for Freshman, I got to know a log about myself on that trip. I am very happy that I decided to attend WVU!