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WVU Parkersburg's main campus and Jackson County Center are currently open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and are offering in-person, online, and hybrid classes in a safe, flexible and supportive environment to help students reach their education goals. Learn More

  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
WVU Parkersburg is a public university located in West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,407 undergraduate students. The WVU Parkersburg acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 39% of students, WVU Parkersburg alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,000.
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

WVUP Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$7,209/ 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
$2,580/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    33%
  • On Campus
    48%
  • Online
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,407Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
996
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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All of my professors have been nice, Professor Thompson in particular is always energetic and understanding, he really goes above and beyond for his students making sure we understand the material. The administrative staff is also really nice and they seem to care about the students as well. Those combined with the exceptional price of education makes this school an amazing place to study! The school has many study areas which are cozy, clean and well lit, as well as a tutoring center. The only slight drawback is parking for the Caperton Center and Applied Technology center leaves a bit to be desired, but the short walk is occasionally enjoyed.
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I am going into my fourth year at West Virginia University Parkersburg and have enjoyed my experience there. I am enrolled in the Education program and have loved every minute of it. It is challenging but everything that I am asked to do will be important when I become a full-time teacher. The instructors are always willing to help the students succeed and become the best teachers that we can become. Their doors are always open to help the students to make decisions or work through problems that is going on the in classrooms that we are placed in. I would recommend this program to anyone thinking about getting an education degree.
So far, I have had the best experience at WVU-Parkersburg. This small college is close-by with so many different education paths available. All of my professors have been incredible and actually seem to enjoy teaching. As an adult returning to college, I couldn't imagine a better place. I would definitely choose this college again and wished I had my first time around 15 years ago. My favorite class ever was Deviant Behavior because the professor truly knew the material and was super engaging with the students. Hoping to take another class with him if possible!