A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  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
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
West Virginia University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
PO Box 6201
Morgantown, WV 26506
Website
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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
76%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
915-1130
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$10,814/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,769/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,397/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,947/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,832/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,504/ year

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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.171 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.171 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,532Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 119 responses
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  • A Mountaineer
    52%
  • The school is very diverse.
    11%
  • Free
    10%
  • Montani Semper Liberi
    9%
  • Down to Earth
    7%
  • It's a jersey thing.
    3%
  • Nice
    3%

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.202 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.249 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 125 responses
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  • Prideful
    30%
  • One of a kind experience
    14%
  • Let's go Mountaineers!
    14%
  • Wild and wonderful West Virginia
    14%
  • Proud
    12%
  • Take me home, country roads
    6%
  • Worthwhile
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ 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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As an incoming freshman at WVU, I am so excited to be a part of the Mountaineer family. The academic standards are obviously average, but WVU offers challenging courses as well as an honors college for those who seek to challenge themselves. The in-state tuition cannot be beat, and WVU offers in-state tuition to out-of-state students for several majors. WVU has students and alumni from all across the country as well as all across the world; this school is not lacking in diversity. The campus is beautiful, but how could it not be? It is in the mountain state after all. The opportunities at WVU are endless, no matter what you are interested in. Dorms are well maintained and match their cost very well. WVU is the pride of West Virginia and the state's largest economic contributor. I am so lucky to attend this university!
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West Virginia University is a research institution focused on providing a world-class education to its students. The University is split up into 3 different campuses around the city of Morgantown and is connected by a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) monorail system built in the 1970's. This makes access between the Evansdale medical and engineering campuses and the downtown main campus easy. Student housing and meal plans are overpriced and mandatory for incoming freshmen. Professors in all disciplines are engaged in some sort of research, and there are many research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. The professors are very good at their jobs, and are always available for office hours and are welcoming of in-class discussion of topics. It is well known that our sports are competeting in the highest level, from football, to basketball, to soccer, and rifle shooting. Hail West Virginia!
The school is fantastic when it comes to diversity! This not only means that there's different types of people but there's everything you can imagine to do. The pride is amazing, the people are wonderful and the history is like the cherry on top to what makes WVU great. The academics and classes are also superb , and the professors really do care about each individual student even if there is 40,000 of us. Lastly, don't forget that once youre a mountaineer you're always a mountaineer. Let's go Mountaineers!