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Founded in 1837, West Liberty University. is a Public college. Located in West Virginia, which is a city setting in West Virginia, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 2,109 full time undergraduate students, and 208 full time graduate students.
The West Liberty University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 119 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at West Liberty University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at WL are considered Selective, with ,6% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
76% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 38% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at West Liberty University.
25 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
20 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.
26 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated local services 2.7 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
15 Students rated West Liberty University
My opinion on West Liberty is mixed. I feel as if the students are friendly, but they form clicks very quickly, so it's hard to fit in if you don't know anyone. West Liberty also offers many fun things to do if you're bored on campus. Overall, it is a lovely school and has a beautiful campus, but some of the professor's teaching styles are hard to follow
When I first visited West Liberty I was immediately interested to learn more mainly down to the scenery on the way to the school. Once I arrived I was instantly struck by the impressive infrastructure. Most of the buildings being built in brick which make them look like newer old buildings. Knowing the buildings were not long built I was instantly impressed because it was just beautiful to view these buildings. The athletic facilities were absolutely stunning. In vague detail I have have never seen anything like it, it was almost like living in a dream especially growing up dreaming about playing a high end standard of soccer. The training facilities, game day fields, gyms, and locker rooms are extremely appealing. The dorms are impressive too due to how newer the buildings are and how comfortable they make on-campus students feel from everything I have witnessed and been told. The classrooms are very satisfactory. The classroom sizes are comfortable sizes because it is enough students that will allow you learn and it will also make sure the professors know all their students incase of any extra help needed by a student. I believe that West Liberty is the place for me and I hoping with some financial help I will enable myself to live the dream I have had since a young boy of attending a very good college and playing soccer at a high standard for the next 4 years of my life.
my first impression of west liberty was it was simply breathtaking, such a beautiful campus. The tour was student-led which I thought was important getting the tour and opinions of the college from a student’s point of view. They keep up with the outside work such as cutting grass, raking leaves, picking up trash, and everything else that comes along with it. When I took my tour my guides name was Alaina, she was really sweet and made my first visit so enjoyable! She filled my family and I in on the history of campus, a lot of importance’s, mentioned how they have 24/7 security on campus, showed me all the classrooms I’d be in as a first time student, gave me a tour of the nursing wing in depth, showed me multiple dorms which I enjoyed because other colleges only showed me one if that, she also made me aware of all the resources I have access to as a student that’s going to live on campus. All the staff we came across was amazing and really welcoming made sure if we had questions and they answered promptly. One of my favorite things about West Liberty would probably have to be the dorms they have in the Jack and Jill style dorms, which are two dorms together conjoined by a bathroom that way students could have personal space as well as having someone right next door. Another amazing this about campus is the food, it tastes like homecooked food not like school food. The set-up of different meal plans they have is also really helpful! I had other college options but as soon as I visited West Liberty I knew it was meant to be and it’s the place I’m going to call home for the next four years!
Coming from a larger city, I found great peace in West Liberty University's rural campus. I was a member of a sports team, so making friends was easier, as most athletes tend to befriend other athletes. Honestly, it seemed the students were made up of either athletes or local commuters. Academically, studying in the college of natural sciences was quite challenging. Some may think it would be a poor program due to West Liberty's size or location, but that is far from the truth. The class size made professor-student interactions personable, making it easy to schedule any extra help needed outside of classroom time. The only major flaws to WLU are the room and board situations. Not many options outside of dorm life. Also, the food options and hours are inconsistent.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for West Liberty University is 71%. 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 _____.
If I could go back and give myself a pep talk about college, the key points would include: how to become independent in a short amount of time, how to better manage my time, and ways to get involved in as many ways as possible. I feel like I was so dependent on my parents before I came to school and then when I watched them drive away, I didn't know how to make it on my own. I would recommend to all high school seniors that they take the necessary means while still in high school to become more independent before reaching college. It is also imporant for college students to have fun, but more important that they put the reason that they are in school first, their academics. Organization plays a major role in this process. Knowing when things are do, what is expected of you, and how to make yourself look professional and mature can all contribute to putting academics first. The best advice that I could have given myself would be to get involved in as many things as possible. I was lucky and had tennis to help with that, but not all students will.
My class mates are helpful.
Some city people have a harder time adjusting since it is so small and there isnt many places close.
One thing that is unique about West Liberty State College is that the faculty and staff really care about its students. The make sure that the students are on track to succeed. It's a small, friendly environment with small class sizes. The professors take the time to get to know you as a student and person.
My school is best known for being far from everything.
Actually I wish that I had know how capable I would be in handling colleg classes and the assignments. I do not mean to say that they are "easy" but I really was concerned prior to attending college, in what I perceived would be the difficulty of takeing college courses, and how I would handle them. Once I began the classes, I learned that I was better prepared than what I thought I was.
There is nobody around on the weekends.
I love that it is small and every part of campus is in walking disance. You can get out of bed 10 minutes before class and make it to your class on time. The teachers tend to know you by name since the classes are of reasonable amounts.
The most frusterating thing about West Liberty is that no matter how cold, hot, or rainy it is you still have to walk to and from your classes and dorm.
Stayed involved in things and definatley get to know people and make friends otherwise you will be bored. I would suggest joining a club or sorority/fraternity.
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An individual who is seeking an affordable quality education in a comfortable safe environment. An individual who is seeking to excel in the areas of business, arts, or science would feel quite at home at the West Liberty setting. The university offers great programs in all of these areas of study thus it would make an excellent study location for individuals seeking this type of education.
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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.
96% of students
attending West Liberty University receive some sort of financial aid.
46% were awarded federal grants.
While 70% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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