West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 28,488
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 8,114 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

76%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

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.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT915 to 1130
ACT21 to 26

Application Fee

$45
Undergrad students
$60
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

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.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$10,814
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$7,992
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$22,488
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

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.)

$4,276
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,613
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
91%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

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.

28,488
Total Enrollment
868
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 78%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Black/African American: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Hispanic: 3%

Asian: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

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
Engineering 9% 1,788 0
Education 7% 1,315 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 6% 1,117
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 4% 756 0
Social Sciences 4% 735
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 & Dropout Rates

57%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

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.

2%
Still enrolled
11%
Dropout rate
29%
Transfered out

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.

Earnings After College

$20,100
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

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
Annual Income $20,100 $25,700
Employment Rate 78% 77%
Total Graduates 1,224 1,301

Campus Location

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