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West Virginia University
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  • 4 Year
  • MORGANTOWN, WV

Report Card

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

editorial

WVU is a highly rated public university located in Morgantown, West Virginia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,020 undergraduate students. The WVU acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, and Nursing. Graduating 64% 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
90%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
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
$13,422 / 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
$10,867 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 186 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 248 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 248 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    51%
  • On Campus
    44%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,020 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,579
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 193 responses
  • A Mountaineer
    49%
  • The school is very diverse.
    15%
  • Down to Earth
    8%
  • Free
    8%
  • Montani Semper Liberi
    7%
  • Nice
    4%
  • Outgoing
    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. 279 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 326 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 190 responses
  • Prideful
    25%
  • Let's go Mountaineers!
    23%
  • Wild and wonderful West Virginia
    14%
  • One of a kind experience
    13%
  • Proud
    10%
  • Let's Go!
    4%
  • Worthwhile
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 138 responses

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