West Liberty University (WLU)

West Liberty, WV

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West Liberty University

West Liberty University

West Liberty University Student Essentials

West Liberty University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Hilltoppers
Website: www.westliberty.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $5,530
Out-of-State Tuition: $13,140
Retention Rate: 71%
Enrollment: 3,050
Year Established: 1837

About WLU

As the oldest post-secondary school in the state, West Liberty University in West Liberty, West Virginia offers rigorous, high quality academics and thriving arts education programs. Regardless of the program studied, West Liberty graduates have a high level of success.

More than 60 majors are offered at West Virginia Liberty. Academic programs include studies in the Liberal Arts, Education, Humanities and Natural, Social and Behavioral Sciences. Additional majors are offered in Business. There are also graduate programs in various aspects of Education.

Arts programs are comprehensive and don’t just include degrees in the execution of Visual Art, Music and Theatre, but related fields of study as well, such as Art Therapy and Music Education.

Each of the Arts departments has numerous out-of-class activities as well, which influence the overall campus life experience. There are, for example, numerous music ensembles, a choir, an art gallery, art festival and a theatre company that performs contemporary, cutting-edge as well as traditional plays.

Students who major in Visual or Performing Arts are also eligible for scholarships to help pay for tuition.

Throughout all of West Liberty’s departments there is a high success rate among graduates, with many of them holding high positions in their fields.

Admission to West Liberty is based on different factors, depending on one’s area of study. Theatre or Music applicants, for example, will need to audition for admission to their program.

WLU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

100% of students gave West Liberty University 3 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

The thing that stood out most to me about the campus was its beauty. Located at the top of a hill and nestled in nature, all seasons make for a picturesque campus. It is small, which is perfect for the student looking for a more personal atmosphere.


Overall Rating

I realize that west lib is an old faility but i tjink they cold do a better job making the campus appealing to incoming students. The buildinglook and feel old. The dorms are old and unappealingbto incoming students. Other schols offer free internetbin he dorms west lib does not.


WLU Map & Location

West Liberty University
208 University Drive
West Liberty, WV 26074


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Getting Around WLU

Walkability

Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.

4/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for West Liberty, WV

Winter
Dec
42
25
Jan
37
20
Feb
42
21
Spring
Mar
51
29
Apr
63
38
May
73
49
Summer
Jun
81
58
Jul
84
62
Aug
83
60
Fall
Sep
76
53
Oct
65
42
Nov
53
33

WLU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,963
Freshman Class 528
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 3,050

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 1%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 92%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 1%
African American 5%
Caucasian 92%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 1%

Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%
Women 60%
Men 40%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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