3,755
Students
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
97
97%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

West Virginia State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Institute, WV, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 1000
Ferrell Hall, Room 106
Institute, WV  25112-1000
United States
Contact Jameelah Means
Interim Director of Admissions
Email: jmeans9@wvstateu.edu
Phone: 304-204-4340
Fax: 304-766-5182

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,182
Applied
3,105
Accepted
3,755
Enrolled
98%
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Female Admissions

2,003
Females Applied
1,972
Females Accepted
98%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,179
Males Applied
1,133
Males Accepted
96%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.14
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Minimum ACT composite score of 18 (870 SAT)

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 17th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 10th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 483 420 540
SAT Math 449 380 510
ACT Composite 20 17 22

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,667
In-state
15,572
Out-of-state
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Fees

500
Full-time student fees
11,892
Room & board
7,478
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Student Body

3,755
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
15%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.47%
Black or African American 15.59%
White or Caucasian 59.79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 5.51%
Asian 0.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 10.6%
Other 4.36%

Gender

Male (42.48%)
Female (57.52%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 17%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, State Stride and Spring Sting

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Social Work Organization 20, WVSU College Chapter - NAACP 17, CHOICES Peer Educators 13, WVSU International Student Services 13 and C.E. Jones Historical Society 12

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
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Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No No No
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Softball No No No
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Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

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Baseball No No No
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Cheerleading Checkmark No No
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Football No No No
Golf No No No
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Faculty

193
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 106
Part-time - 87
Male - 106
Female - 87