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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
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  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 1,786 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.
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

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
98%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
900-1060
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$7,370/ 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
$8,451/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,786Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,969
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
14%
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
$29,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
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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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.
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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!
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!