West Virginia University (WVU)

Morgantown, WV

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West Virginia University

West Virginia University

West Virginia University Student Essentials

West Virginia University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Mountaineer
Nickname: WVU
Website: www.wvu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 6,090
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 18,868
Retention Rate: 77%
Enrollment: 33,896
Year Established: 1867

About WVU

West Virginia University in Morgantown offers the chance to take part in strong academic programs in order to earn bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees.

A world-class university hosting students from across the country and around the world, WVU is known for its strong academics, excellent athletic programs, and access to the natural beauty of West Virginia.

In fact, entering students can enjoy the Mountaineer Adventure Program, an outdoor orientation that takes students white-water rafting, mountain climbing, or scuba diving within the state and in locations across the globe, like Fiji or New Zealand.

The Mountaineers are also consistent contenders for top athletic prizes, with the football and men’s basketball teams often playing in the national spotlight.

Of the many academic programs available to study, there are a few interesting and unique programs such as Aerospace Engineering, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Child Development and Family Studies, Education Leadership and Public School Administration, Forensic and Investigative Science, Industrial Engineering, Nursing, Professional Writing and Editing, and many others.

Searching for a job post-graduation doesn’t have to be a solitary journey. The career service center has support programs such as career counseling, job fairs, and seminars and workshops that cover subjects like portfolios, resume writing, salary information and the interview process, which are sure to enhance the job search.

The financial aid office can help you find the means to cover your tuition and other educational expenses. FAFSA-related aid includes loans, grants, and work-study.

Scholarships offered by WVU include scholarships for West Virginia residents, non-residents, and transfer students as well as the Promise scholarship which covers all of a student’s tuition based on merit.

WVU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

71% of students gave West Virginia University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

I am very happy with my experience at WVU. The environment is perfect for students who are away from home for the first time. The campus is easy to get around, especially with the PRT. I enjoyed the Adventure WVU program, it gave me the opportunity to meet students in a outdoor setting. The gym is fantastic, I use it everyday. I also have made many friends, in my dorm and fraternity.


Overall Rating

I am a prospective student. However, I am very excited about the many opportunities (academic, athletic, social, and otherwise) that West Virginia University has to offer their students. I look forward to the challenge and the memories I will make at WVU!


WVU Map & Location

West Virginia University
Stewart Hall, 1500 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26506


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Getting Around WVU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Morgantown, WV

Winter
Dec
42
25
Jan
39
21
Feb
43
23
Spring
Mar
52
29
Apr
64
39
May
72
49
Summer
Jun
80
59
Jul
83
63
Aug
82
62
Fall
Sep
76
55
Oct
65
43
Nov
54
34

WVU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 24,459
Freshman Class 6,324
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 33,896

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 87%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 3%
African American 4%
Caucasian 87%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 28%
Full-Time 79%
Part-Time 21%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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