About Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Founded in 1901, Potomac State College of West Virginia University. is a college. Located in West Virginia, which is a city setting in West Virginia, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,452 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Potomac State College of West Virginia University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 45 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Potomac State College of West Virginia University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,2% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Potomac State College of West Virginia University.

22%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
56%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
33%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
33%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
44%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
13%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
89%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
11%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
44%
“There might be people who do”
44%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
22%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
56%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
33%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
33%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
44%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
13%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
89%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
11%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
44%
“There might be people who do”
44%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Potomac State College of West Virginia University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    10 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    5 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    10 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    10 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    10 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    10 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    10 Students rated local services 2.9 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    10 Students rated academics 4 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Potomac State College of West Virginia University?

10 Students rated Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Josie - 11/18/2021

I loved this small campus! It is a perfect home away from home! They offer sports, equestrian programs, agricultural programs, and general education courses. It is a tight community of students from what I can see on my visit. Small enough to be a name and big enough to be like all other college experiences! Thanks!

Amber

It’s a great branch off from WVU! For lower in come students like myself it really helps to be provided with great education for a lower cost, for students to excel. Students have many options, and always have help if they are willing to ask, counselors and professors are very accommodating and it’s a very welcoming campus.

Nicole

The campus is gorgeous, and there are plenty of things to do. The professors are, with an exception or two, very helpful and the classes are small. There's not much to do or places to eat in town, but there's plenty within thirty minutes of the campus. A recent change with the kitchens has made a large portion of the student body upset, and not only at this campus.

tanisha

it is a 100{6f65e1278338a62264eed73e2adc5af8e2841420db12ceb4f80b8db22f3260ec} student focused institution that has the students best interests at heart however could have more activities and clubs available such as :a dance team,football team,shuttles to the mall or even a place where students can go to have safe fun on campus.

Potomac State College of West Virginia University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Potomac State College of West Virginia University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Potomac State College of West Virginia University is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Just keep studying and if you need extra help don't be affraid to hit up the tutors, they would be more than happy to help you out, do whatever it is you gotta do to transfer to the school you want go to. Don't get to encouraged and give up becuase you stumble in a few classes. You can do anything you set your mind to. You just have to stay focused and be around more people who are willing to move in the same directions that you are headed. Also don't let people pressure you into drinking or doing anything that you don't want to do. yes your here to get a good education and to make lifelong friends, but make sure you find real friends who are going to support you and be there for you! Most importantly keep a good realationship with God and don't forget who you are.. Everyone wants to be successful, but success doesn't overnight. Yeah there might be acouple of rockey roads. But with God by your side anything is possible.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    This school is very diverse and welcomes all races.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school would have to be the class sizes. If you are looking for more alone time or feedback from your teacher then i would recomend coming here. The relationships the students and teachers have here are amazing. They always make you feel welcomed and help you with any situation you have.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is that its located in a small town and there really isn't much to do around campus. Most people who apply to WVU and don't meet the requirements get referred to PSC. So on weekends everyone either goes home or goes to the main campus becuase there is lots of things to do there, however, Morgantown is an 1hr 1/2 away so if you don't know people with cars or don't have a car --> out of luck!! you're whole weekend would be boring! Ask anyone who attends there.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I would have to say if you're searching for a huge school with a very large class then you shouldn't go here at all. Classes here are typically smallier than your average colleges. Also if you are a city person like I am you shouldn't attend here. At Potomac State College it's mostly rural and not a lot of things to do. For me i needed a place like this to be less distracted and keep up wiht my studies.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are all different in many ways.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is known in this area for their sports, history, and quick access to West Virginia University. Out sports department is one of the best Junior Colleges around. The baseball team is ranked almost every year, and the boys basketball team recruit the best players around West Virginia, Maryland, and D.C area. This school was open in 1901, known as one of the oldest college that open, with a hand full of students the first to graduating. Lastly if a person that didn't get into WVU they still can if they apply at PSC.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    The area that the school is located. At times this school on the weekend can be extremely boring. There is nothing to really do here on the weekends, most of the kids goes to morgantown for the weekend to party.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I tell my friends about Potomac State College West Virginia University, I brag mostly about the free time that I have to spend . In high school, on a typical day, I would spend 8 hours a day in class. However, now that I only spend approximately 3 hours a day in class. I now have an efficent amount of time to spend as free time and an efficent amount of time to spend on studies.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the financial aid. I had to go back and forth with many differnt people about how much I owed the school because everyone would give me different ammounts. Also what I didn't like was the fact that I got accepted for work study but the school was so overpopulated with students, that they ran out of money. They said that they'll put me on the waiting list but there was no garunetee. Every month you don't pay you get charged a 50dollar fee. And that 50dollars builds up.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

1,452

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

35%

Out-Of-State

64%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

41%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
13%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
78%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

94% of students attending Potomac State College of West Virginia University receive some sort of financial aid. 60% were awarded federal grants. While 61% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$10,416

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$900

Books and Supplies

$7,900

Room and Board

19,216

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,646
$30 - $48K
$7,159
$48 - $75K
$9,191
$75 - $110K
$11,535
$110K & UP
$12,259

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