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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
West Virginia Tech is a public university located in Beckley, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,111 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the West Virginia Tech acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Mechanical Engineering, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 21% of students, West Virginia Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,500.
About West Virginia University Institute of Technology...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Independent Mid-South Region
Address
410 Neville Street
Beckley, WV 25801
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West Virginia University Institute of Technology 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
53%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
950-1180
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$8,447/ 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
$8,331/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.9 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.9 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,111Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
512
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
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  • Friendly
    78%
  • Dedicated
    22%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.18 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Small town with a big heart
    71%
  • Home away from home
    14%
  • Small town life
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
21%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
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West Virginia University Institute of Technology is a great school for students pursuing an engineering degree. The majority of students are engineering, but there are plenty of other degrees too. The engineering program is hard, bur rewarding. Besides school there isn't much to do on campus and the surrounding area has some activities to do. There are some athletic events and other events held by the school though!
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The professors are prepared and they want you to succeed. The students are friendly and you can always find someone to talk with. The school facilities are modest but they’re just right. I’m an international and I’ve been welcomed here like I’m part of the American culture. The athletes and students also want to succeed and there are people that inspire you to always work hard. I’m looking forward to the remaining of the school year. Beckley is sketchy in some places but nowhere near the school, so you’ll be alright. The dorm rooms are actually in good condition and the food is pretty good, they offer a lot of options.
The professors are great. Student life is great. The resource center offered with the counselors is awesome. However, I believe the administration could use some works in terms of getting information between the offices. I spent 2 months, 2 years in a row trying to get scheduled. It's frustrating. It also should be mentioned the area around the campus is kinda dangerous, but getting better.