Students Say

“One student reports that West Virginia University boasts “a relaxed, social, and extremely school-spirited environment,” and that WVU's academics “challenge students in the classroom” and prepare them “to be successful in the next step of life after college.” Another student praises the engineering program, which offers “many opportunities for seniors looking for jobs. I also like the fact that it is a big university, but being in Morgantown gives it a homey feel.” Students find a happy medium that combines studying and socializing. “The school is all about connecting academics and leadership with incredible enthusiasm for school activities.”

Overview

Applicants
15,604
Acceptance Rate
86%
Average HS GPA
3.42

GPA Breakdown

32%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
460 - 560
SAT Math
480 - 580
ACT Composite
21 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

“One student reports that West Virginia University boasts “a relaxed, social, and extremely school-spirited environment,” and that WVU's academics “challenge students in the classroom” and prepare them “to be successful in the next step of life after college.” Another student praises the engineering program, which offers “many opportunities for seniors looking for jobs. I also like the fact that it is a big university, but being in Morgantown gives it a homey feel.” Students find a happy medium that combines studying and socializing. “The school is all about connecting academics and leadership with incredible enthusiasm for school activities.” “A wonderful experience with a good balance of academics and fun opportunities.” “Great academic experience wrapped up in a fun college atmosphere.” For in-state undergraduates, affordability is the key to choosing WVU. Many students are drawn to the “diversity of programs” offered at West Virginia University. With this variety of programs comes a “diversified faculty who bring a wide range of knowledge and experiences.” Some students would prefer smaller classes because, as one student put it, “The large classes make it difficult to form solid teacherstudent relationships.” But another student offers a different perspective, “If you put forth any type of effort, you’ll get to know your professors at WVU. Of course, with some of the bigger classes, you can sit in the back and go unnoticed, but that’s a personal choice.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
1,475
with Terminal Degree
1,072

827
Men
648
Women
228
Minority
58
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
58%
Graduate in 5 years
93%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Irene M. Keeley
US District Judge

Jerry West
Legendary NBA & College Basketball player featured in NBA Logo

Raymond J. Lane
Former Pres/COO/Chair, Oracle Corporation

Dr. Kimberly Ann Weaver
Oversaw programs at Goddard & NASA Headquarters

Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard
Inventor of the Cable Modem

James Valenti
World-renowned opera performer

Tim Kesecker
Named by Popular Mechanics as 1 of "10 Innovators Who Changed World in '13

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
83
Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,460

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,601

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,214

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,322

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
53%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,450

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,960
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$20,424
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,881

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College Aid Gift
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based Private Sch Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Students describe themselves as “outgoing” as well as “relaxed and social.” School spirit is evident. “The typical student always has some piece of WVU apparel on, and that’s usually sweatpants.” “Students are very involved on campus with academics and various clubs and organizations. It is a very lively campus and there is always something going on. Although one student reports, “A lot of people here drink quite often,” students also say that there is plenty to do on campus that doesn't include alcohol.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
22,563
Out of State
48%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
83

Demographics

1.64%
Asian
4.71%
African-American
3.67%
Hispanic
85.98%
Caucasian
5.16%
International

46% female
54% male
48% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

Students Say

There is no escaping the “pride” West Virginia University students feel for their school, many of whom say they were “born to be a Mountaineer.” Whether it’s describing their majors, the marching band, alumni, or the football and basketball teams, it seems unanimous that the “spirit of the university is outstanding.” As one student states, “West Virginia University is all about combining such high academic standards with the atmosphere of Mountaineer pride, only something you can feel at a football game singing ‘Country Roads’ with 50,000 of your closest friends.” “Fun” seems to best describe student life at WVU. Whether on campus at the “amazing student recreational center,” which is “complete with weight room, indoor swimming pool, hot tubs, indoor track, indoor basketball and racquetball courts, ping-pong tables, and boxing equipment,” at the Mountainlair student union watching free movies, or off campus exploring Morgantown, everyone seems to be having a good time. “One of the best things about Morgantown is downtown High Street. People always ask, ‘you goin downtown tonight?’” This is referring to the very wide selection of bars, clubs, lounges, and restaurants that are located downtown, most concentrated along High Street. High Street starts at the south end of downtown and travels all the way up through the downtown campus. Some students would like to see an improvement in both parking and transportation, but the beauty of the area and the level of student assistance “outside the classroom with learning centers, free tutors, [and] group work areas” all get high marks.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
15%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
79
First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
95

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Jennifer McIntosh

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
All diagnostic evaluation reports submitted as documentation of a learning disability must meet all of the following requirements in order to receive disability-related academic accommodations: 1. The report must be on the official letterhead, signed and dated by the evaluator, who must be a qualified and licensed professional; 2. Testing must utilize adult normed tests such as the WAIS-III; 3. The evaluation and report must be comprehensive and minimally address: Aptitude (IQ), Achievement (Reading, Math, and Written Language), and Processing (speed, visual-motor and auditory); 4. All sub-test standard scores must be provided for all tests reported; 5. Screening tests, such as the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT), the Nelson Denny Reading Test, or the Peabody Individual Achievement Test, are not acceptable in and of themselves as tests of achievement; a comprehensive test of achievement is required; 6. Testing must address the present impact of the student’s disability on current academic functioning and should have been completed within five (5) years of the request for accommodations; 7. The report must include test scores that substantiate a significant impairment to learning/cognitive and academic functioning***; 8. The report must clearly state a diagnosis of the specific learning disability and should utilize Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition - TR, (DSM IV-TR) or ICD-10 diagnostic codes. Vague terms that imply a diagnosis such as “may have”, “seems to have”, “suggests” are not acceptable as diagnostic; 9. The evaluation report must specify the test scores and rationale used to determine the DSM-IV or ICD-10 diagnosis and suggested accommodations; 10. The report must include a history of the learning disability and previous accommodations.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
All diagnostic evaluation reports submitted as documentation of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder must meet all of the following requirements in order to receive disability related academic accommodations: 1. The diagnostic report must be on official letterhead, typed, signed and dated by a qualified and licensed professional such as a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist trained in the differential diagnosis of psychological/psychiatric disorders; 2. Diagnostic reports used to determine disability must be less than one year old and address both the current level of functioning and present need for accommodations; 3. Evaluation reports must include a clear statement of the DSM-IV-TR or ICD-10 diagnosis. Not all conditions listed in the DSM-IV-TR or ICD-10 are disabilities or impairments for the purposes of ADA; 4. Include a summary of assessment procedures and test scores used to make the diagnosis; 5. Include test scores that substantiate a significant impairment** to learning/cognitive functioning and academic functioning***; 6. Describe present symptoms and fluctuating conditions/symptoms in relation to the diagnosis; If accommodations are requested based upon multiple diagnoses, documentation of all disabilities for which accommodations are being requested must meet documentation criteria for each disorder. 7. List current medications and dosage, including side effects currently experienced by the student.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
No

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
29

7% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (WV Mountaineers)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Diving
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Swimming
Wrestling
Women's Sports (WV Mountaineers)
12 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Gymnastics
Riflery
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www.wvu.edu/~bigltm

Minority Support Groups: www.wvu.edu/~ebcr

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
98

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
175

Average Number of PC's per Lab
35

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
96%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dells, and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Danica Wilburn
Director of Visitors Center

Address
WVU Visitors Center
P.O. Box 6693
Morgantown, WV 26506-6693

Phone
304-293-3489

Email
visitwvu@mail.wvu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Recreation Center
Mountainlair (Student Union)
Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)
Mountaineer Field
Historic Woodburn Circle
Downtown Library Complex WVU Barnes & Nobel Bookstore Coliseum

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Waterfront -Wharf District
Cooper's Rock State Park
Caperton Recreational Trail
Downtown Morgantown
Cheat Lake Area
Core Arboretum Pittsburgh PA is 70 miles north of Morgantown.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday
9:30 am and 1:00 pm
304-293-3489

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 9:30am and 1:00 pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Except Saturday visits

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
contact the visitors resource center (visitwvu@mail.wvu.edu)

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Morgantown Airport is 2 miles from campus, available via county buses, taxi, or personal car. The Greater Pittsburgh International Airport is approximately 70 miles from campus. Flights to Pittsburgh leave Morgantown Airport daily. WVU also provides transportation to and from the Pittsburgh Airport, for a reasonable fee, during peak holiday times. Rental cars are also available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
By car: at the intersection of I-79 and I-68, WVU is approximately 70 miles south of Pittsburgh or 200 miles northeast of Washington, D.C.. The Visitors Resource Center is accessible from Exit 1 of Interstate 68 (University Ave. exit). If you exit from I-68 West, turn left at the end of the exit ramp on to Route 119 North; go straight for four stoplights. If you exit from I-79 onto I-68 East turn left at the light on Route 119 North; go straight for four stoplights. One Waterfront Place is on the left. You will see a large blue sign labeled Visitors Resource Center. As you turn left, make a quick right into the parking garage. You will receive a parking ticket that you will need to bring inside with you to have validated for your time at the Visitors Resource Center. The Visitors Resource Center is located on the ground floor.

Local Accommodations
Right across from the Visitors Center is the Waterfront Place Hotel (304-296-1700 or 1-866-854-0332, $100.00 and up). Another nearby option is the Historic Clarion (304-292-8401, $100.00 and up) located on 127 High Street in downtown Morgantown- just blocks away from WVU's downtown campus. The Ramada Inn (304-296-3431 or 1-800-228-2828, $60.00 and up), located at the intersection of Rt. 119 South and I-68 is approximately one mile from the WVU Visitors Center as is the Comfort Inn (304-296-9364 or 1-800-228-5150, $60.00 and up) located across from the Ramada Inn at the same intersection. The Hampton Inn ( 304-599-1200 or 1-800-HAMPTON, $80.00 and up) located near WVU's Medical Center, is on 1053 Van Voorhis Road. Also near the Medical Center is the Euro-Suites Hotel (304-598-1000 or 1-800-6-SUITES, $100.00 and up) on 501 Chestnut Ridge Road. The Econo Lodge (304-599-8181 or 1-800-4-CHOICE, $60.00 and up) on 3506 Monongahela Blvd. is another possibility close to WVU's Coliseum and Evansdale campus. Fifteen minutes away, the Lakeview Resort ($100.00 and up, 304-594-1111 or 1-800-624-8300), is located on Route 6 in the Cheat Lake Area. The New Glenmark Center (approximately 15 minutes from WVU's downtown campus) is located off of I-68 and has a Holiday Inn Express ($80.00 and up,304-291-2600) and a Super 8 Motel ($40.00 and up, 304-296-4000 or 1-800-800-8000) , both on Venture Drive. New hotels to the area include Hilton Garden Inn located at the Suncrest town Center ( $$$$ 150 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive Morgantown, WV 26505 304-225-9500 phone 304-225-9501 fax), Residence Inn by Marriott located near Mountaineer Field ($$$ 1046 Willowdale Road Morgantown, WV 26505 304-599-0237), Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott located at University Town Center ($$$ 2500 University Town Centre Drive Morgantown, WV 26501 304-598-5006), and Spring Hill Suites by Marriott ( $$$ 1910 Hunters Way Morgantown, WV 26505 304-225-5200 or 1-888-287-9400). Note: Lodging rates are subject to change without notice. Rates may increase during home football weekends, WVU Graduation, Parents Weekend and other peak periods throughout the year.