|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||5%|
|Student to faculty ratio||19:1|
|Dormitory capacity||8,114 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
West Virginia University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 21,558 applications and 16,411 students were granted admission. West Virginia University is at the #74 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 66% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 30% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||915 to 1130|
|ACT||21 to 26|
West Virginia University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $22,488 and in-state students paid $7,992.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of West Virginia University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 27% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,276 (which is 3.5% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at West Virginia University in 2016-2017, was 2,629, which is 55% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,613 (which is 5.9% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, West Virginia University has enrolled a total of 28,488 students (25,119 students full-time and 3,369 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 28,488 students, 868 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 52% men and 48% women and 22,350 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 6,138 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 2,912 students for distance studies.
Non-resident alien: 8%
Black/African American: 4%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at West Virginia University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||11%||2,117||0|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||9%||1,841||0|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||6%||1,117|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||4%||729|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||3%||578||0|
|Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences||3%||505|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of West Virginia University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of West Virginia University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $20,100. Last year, out of the total 1,224 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 955 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,301 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,002 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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