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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
WVU is a highly rated public university located in Morgantown, West Virginia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 20,712 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the WVU acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Journalism, and Sociology. Graduating 57% of students, WVU alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,500.
PO Box 6201
Morgantown, WV 26506
About West Virginia University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
1020-1210
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,486/ 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
$8,964/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
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.204 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.204 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,712Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,789
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 152 responses
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  • 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
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.235 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.282 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 146 responses
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  • Prideful
    27%
  • Let's go Mountaineers!
    21%
  • One of a kind experience
    14%
  • Wild and wonderful West Virginia
    12%
  • Proud
    12%
  • Worthwhile
    3%
  • Money Hungry
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
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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The moment I moved in, WVU became my home. Everyone involved in this compus was very welcoming and made me excited to further my education here. The professors truly care for their student's success and the classes are efficient. The campus is beautiful, and there is always something to do. The housing is clean, and feels like home from the start. Oh, and not to mention the football games! Sporting events really bring the mountaineer family together with a shared interest in sports. I can't see myself at any other college. Let's go mountaineers!
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I am in my first semester of my freshman year at West Virginia University. I like that the university is community-oriented, in which clubs and organizations are used to create connections with students. Even though the school has a few people from different backgrounds, I wish it was more diverse so I could embrace more cultures. I have been given a lot of opportunities and experiences within my short amount of time here and appreciate the new world I have been exposed to. West Virginia is a great school to be apart of!
The campus is really pretty and everyone is really friendly. The professors I've had have been pretty good for the most part PRT, which is a great idea and makes getting to class easier, is not always reliable. The bus system is great though and students get to ride it for free with their ID. The dorms I've seen have been nice, but the bathroom cleanliness could be improved. Although most of it is do to students and not necessarily the cleaning staff. Overall my experience has been great!