WVSU Description

Located in the small, unincorporated community of Institute, West Virginia State offers a unique flavor. A lively state university with a range of offerings, West Virginia State is situated in an old-town, historic atmosphere.

Students can pursue undergraduate degrees at WV State in a variety of fields, including Art, Biology, Criminal Justice, Music, Math, Political Science, Social Work and ROTC.

West Virginia State also offers the unique Regents Bachelor of Arts program. The RBA is a non-traditional program that allows working adults to pursue their degree at times which are convenient to them.

West Virginia State also offers graduate degrees in Biotechnology, Media Studies and Law Enforcement.

Departments at the graduate and undergraduate levels offer online courses in addition to traditional classroom courses.

Student services at WV State are also wide-ranging. The academic assistance program offers a variety of services including drop-in and online tutoring in math and other subjects.

The career services department also offers numerous support services and opportunities including career fairs attended by numerous companies and organizations, career assessments, and workshops. On-campus housing and student meal plans are available.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work-study, and scholarships for eligible undergraduate students and fellowships for graduate students who qualify.

Quick Facts about West Virginia State University

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Yellow Jackets

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$4,544

Out-of-State Tuition

$10,784

Retention Rate

50%

Enrollment

3,058

Year Established

1891

WVSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  1 review
3 star
 
2 star
 
1 star
 

50% of students gave West Virginia State University 5 stars overall.

Former Student - Last Attended 1997

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

It was 10 years after I graduated from High School, but I was never made to feel out of place or awkward being a non-traditional student at that time. I attended thru the JTPA program and they made me feel like I was part of their family and offered all the support required and needed in order to juggle everything in my life at that time as a single parent. It was one of the best experiences in my life and one that helped me to forge friendships that are still valuable and dear to me to this day. The instructors were always professional and although I did not participate in any sports activities, they were always made availalble. I would love to consider going back maybe in a couple of years to further my education, it was a wonderful time and one I will always cherish. The time I spent there also gave me something I can take with me no matter where I go in life, a A.A.S. Associate Degree that has helped me get into fields of work that would have never been possible before. Thank you.

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WVSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
2,961
Freshman Class
415
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
3,058

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
97%
Graduate
3%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
70%
Part-Time
30%

Gender of Students

Women
49%
Men
51%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
1%
African American
16%
Caucasian
68%
Asian
1%
Unknown and Other
14%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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