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

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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 1,317 undergraduate students. The West Virginia State acceptance rate is 97%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 30% of students, West Virginia State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,800.

About

RTE 25
INSTITUTE, WV 25112
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference

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.

West Virginia State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
97%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1090
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
$10,889 / 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
$8,961 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
57%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 23 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 28 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 28 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,317 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,964
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Out going
    31%
  • Persistence
    25%
  • Outgoing
    13%
  • Worried about grades
    13%
  • Mean
    6%
  • Partier
    6%
  • Uninterested
    6%

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. 29 responses
Poll
40%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
  • Split between on campus and off campus students
    48%
  • Mostly commuter students
    29%
  • Underrated
    10%
  • Commuter but was denied financial aid
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
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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