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

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WVU is a highly rated public university located in Morgantown, West Virginia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,369 undergraduate students. The WVU acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Journalism, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 61% of students, WVU alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,500.

About

PO Box 6201
Morgantown, WV 26506
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference

Branch Campuses

West Virginia University Rankings

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

WVU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
1030-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,743 / 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
$9,656 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 171 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 211 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 211 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • All
    6%
  • None
    66%
  • Some
    28%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,369 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,717
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 157 responses
  • A Mountaineer
    48%
  • The school is very diverse.
    16%
  • Free
    10%
  • Montani Semper Liberi
    8%
  • Down to Earth
    7%
  • Nice
    3%
  • It's a jersey thing.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 242 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 289 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 153 responses
  • Prideful
    26%
  • Let's go Mountaineers!
    21%
  • One of a kind experience
    14%
  • Wild and wonderful West Virginia
    12%
  • Proud
    11%
  • Worthwhile
    4%
  • Let's Go!
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 132 responses

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