22,504
Students
Financial aid thermometer
7,292
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
71
71%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
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Overview

West Virginia University is a University institution located in Morgantown, WV, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 6009
Morgantown, WV  26506-6009
United States
Contact Ms. Marilyn Potts
Director of Admissions
Email: marilyn.potts@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-2121
Fax: 304-293-3080

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Exercise Physiology Checkmark
Microbiology And Immunology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
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Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
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
Agricultural Teacher Education Checkmark
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical And Astronautical/space Engineering Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Mining And Mineral Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child Development Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
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Occupational Therapy Checkmark
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
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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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Forest/forest Resources Management Checkmark
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Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Wood Science And Wood Products/pulp And Paper Technology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation And Leisure Facilities Management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious 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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Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Theater Literature, History And Criticism Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

20,594
Applied
14,807
Accepted
22,504
Enrolled
72%
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Female Admissions

10,053
Females Applied
8,116
Females Accepted
81%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

10,541
Males Applied
6,691
Males Accepted
63%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.47
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 2.25

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 510 610
SAT Math 510 600
ACT Composite 24 21 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,856
In-state
24,950
Out-of-state
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Fees

10,918
Room & board
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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 Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

7,292
Avg. Financial Aid Package
6,752
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,614
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,290
Avg. Loan Aid
3,127
Avg. Grant Aid
5,212
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
6%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

22,504
Total undergrad students
7%
International Students
43%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.57%
Black or African American 4.37%
White or Caucasian 79.1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 1.52%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 4.12%
Other 0.32%

Gender

Male (52.79%)
Female (47.21%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 15%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Mountaineer Week, Fall Fest and Parent's Weekend and Homecoming

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Residential Hall Association, Alpha Phi Omega, WVU Greek System, Mountaineer Maniacs and Campus Crusade for Christ

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
patrol officers just for housing

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting No No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,486
Total Faculty
20:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,142
Part-time - 344
Male - 813
Female - 673