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West Virginia State University

  • Institute, WV
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 2,622
    total students
  • $6,228 | $14,558
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • August 20
    fall application deadline
  • 44%
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 441
    sat math
  • 456
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

44% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,206
    • Accepted984
    • Acceptance Rate44%
    • Enrolled2,622
    • Female Applicants1,180
    • Females Accepted542
    • Female Acceptance Rate45%
    • Male Applicants1,026
    • Males Accepted442
    • Male Acceptance Rate43%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
      18 ACT (870 SAT) or higher composite
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.03
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 20th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen August 20th --
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 11th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 456 418 513
    • SAT Math 441 385 490
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 20 18 22
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$6,228
    • Out-of-state tuition *$14,558
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$10,356.00
    • Room only *$6,700.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,622
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino.55%
    • Black or African American11.71%
    • White or Caucasian60.77%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.55%
    • Asian.36%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • Unknown25.51%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.55% representing 5 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students7.43% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 10%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Motivational Organization for New Artists (20), Student Members of the American Chemical Society (15), Tobacco Free Yellow Jackets (13), CHOICES Peer Educators (12), NYANSA (11)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No No No
    • Football Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Golf Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty207
    • Full-time Percentage57%
    • Part-time Percentage43%
    • Female Percentage47%
    • Male Percentage53%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 2,174 students to 148 faculty

Location & Contact

PO Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112-1000
USA

Ms.Amanda Anderson

Interim Director of Admissions

Phone: 304-766-3033
Fax: 304-766-5182



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