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West Virginia University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More


West Virginia University

West Virginia University

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West Virginia University Description:

West Virginia University is the flagship campus of the state university system. Located in the small city of Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia University offers 185 degree programs and the school was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. WVU has a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio, but highly motivated students who are looking for smaller and more challenging classes should check out the Honors College. In athletics, the West Virginia University Mountaineers compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 29,466 (22,757 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54% Male / 46% Female
  • 92% Full-time

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Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,456 (in-state); $19,632 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)/li>
  • Room and Board: $8,848
  • Other Expenses: $1,971
  • Total Cost: $18,375 (in-state); $31,551 (out-of-state)

West Virginia University Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 72%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,876
    • Loans: $7,506

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, Exercise Physiology, General Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation, Transfer and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 28%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

West Virginia University Mission Statement:

mission statement from the official West Virginia University website

"Founded in 1867, West Virginia University is the flagship land-grant, doctoral degree-granting research university in the state of West Virginia. As such, the institution occupies a unique position within the state.

West Virginia University’s primary mission is to provide high-quality programs of instruction at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels; to stimulate and foster both basic and applied research and scholarship; to engage in and encourage other creative and artistic work; and to bring the resources of the University to all segments of society through continuing education, extension, and public service activities.

Opportunities to conduct pioneering research and scholarship help attract high quality faculty and students. Students and faculty work together to create exciting and productive paths for investigation and development. WVU nurtures these symbiotic interactions to build intellectual, social, and economic development for all of West Virginia.

WVU’s special responsibility is to seek out, challenge, educate, and help create opportunities for those West Virginia citizens who can benefit from its programs, especially those who have demonstrated high achievement or who possess excellent potential.

West Virginia University recognizes that diversity enriches the institution and the society it serves. The University is committed to social justice and to practicing the principles of equality of opportunity and affirmative action."

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