About West Virginia State University

Founded in 1891, West Virginia State University. is a Public college. Located in West Virginia, which is a city setting in West Virginia, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 3,433 full time undergraduate students, and 81 full time graduate students.

The West Virginia State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 108 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at West Virginia State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate96%
Application Deadline
Application Fee22
SAT Range813-1010
ACT Range17-22

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

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 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 West Virginia State University.

14%
“We”re apathetic”
14%
“We know about current events and vote”
71%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
14%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
43%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
71%
“I feel extremely safe”
29%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
43%
“We bought the gear”
29%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
43%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
29%
“They keep regular office hours”
71%
“They”re always available”
14%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
43%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
43%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
57%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
14%
“We only party on weekends”
29%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
57%
“There might be people who do”
14%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
14%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
14%
“We”re apathetic”
14%
“We know about current events and vote”
71%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
14%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
43%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
71%
“I feel extremely safe”
29%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
43%
“We bought the gear”
29%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
43%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
29%
“They keep regular office hours”
71%
“They”re always available”
14%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
43%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
43%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
57%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
14%
“We only party on weekends”
29%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
57%
“There might be people who do”
14%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
14%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

West Virginia State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    15 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    11 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    19 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    20 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    20 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

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

  • How would you rate local services?

    20 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    20 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

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

10 Students rated West Virginia State University

Selina

West Virginia State University is a wonderful college. It was one of the first colleges I applied to, the process was quick and easy. Those who work in the office are kind and generous and will help in any way they can. Overall, the students and staff are great and so is the community.

Sean

I am happy with state. The campus is great. My professors are very dedicated to my learning. I play a sport and my coach is also very attentive and concerned with my education and overall well-being. The cafeteria food is not great, and there is not good access to stores and restaurants near campus.

Breanna

I really enjoy it, and Im very satisfied with how helpful everyone is! My emails are always answered in a timely manner. Teachers, every single one I have had, to above and beyond to help students, and I feel my education is important to everyone there.

Holly

West Virginia State University was the college that I chose to transfer into after my freshman year of college to complete my undergraduate degree. A couple of the initial things that drew me to this school were the ease of access to all of the resources that were available for students (such as special library hours, private study rooms, commuter meal plans and online class as an option) as well as the scenery. It is an absolutely gorgeous campus. I did have friends who were current students when I transferred as well, so they along with the friends and acquaintances that they themselves had made, made themselves readily available to assist me during my transition. I was not familiar being shown that level of kindness from people whom I didn’t even know which further enhances my experience and initially put me at ease. Along with the social help of my friends and acquaintances, my adviser and all of my professors that I had encountered were also always willing to make themselves available for me if I had questions or if I was even just concerned about anything. Some even went so far as to hold courses labeled “independent study” just to ensure that I would not be held from my graduation date when scheduling conflicts arose. This created a very supportive environment for me and made me feel as though if I were to fail, I would have to go out of my way to try and do so. Which, of course, was never the plan and that never happened. I recommend West Virginia State University to anyone who is considering an undergraduate degree.

West Virginia State University FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for West Virginia State University is 96%. 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?

    Several thoughts enter the mind, while thinking of my senior year. I felt I was not ready attend college and would certainly fail most, if not all, of my classes. Two items sustained my attention during that year, that invovled college. The first, was wether I wanted to attend college and the cost college. With the diverse experience I have obatined attending West Virginia State University, I would explain to myself that college is in fact easier than high school. In high school you worry about your social status and finding a significant other. In college , the professor does not judge you as many high school teachers do. They judge fair and will not fail you; if they see you are trying your best and turn in your work on time. Also, in high school you have abundant help applying for finical aid; you have teachers that can and will help you with scholarships, essays, applications and finding the right school. After the college experience I obtained, I would be more than capable of explaining and persuading myself to attend college immediately after high school. After all, obatining a earlier start on changing the world would only render many benefits.

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school's campus isn't too big and this is good because you relate to instructers on a more personal level, giving one more opportunities on getting recomendations for scholarships and other imortant resources needed to get into other schools.

    Read all  5 answers
  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known how much off campus work the Education program involved so I could have prepared myself better.

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

    It's entirely online. That makes it difficult to see people while attending classes unless you are using a webcam for a class.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    any kind of person it doesnt matter

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

    Any person who likes a lot of action, any person who likes big campuses, who likes big college parties, or who prefer co-ed dorms should not attend this school.

    Read all  4 answers
  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Urban with multiple diversity umong the student body and professors.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    The classroom is usually diverse and have several different things to offer. I would recommend someone who is starting college to attend this university.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Accepting everyone who applies.

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

    I brag about how it is for military families. The people are understanding and nice.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    I believe the best thing about West Virginia State University is that it offers evening classes in almost every field of study, allowing even people who work or have children a chance to obtain their degree. The flexibility of the different class time offered is a major plus for University.

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

    Not enough stundent parking, also when it comes to get your books for the new semester it is not organize.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

3,433

Total Undergrad Enrollment

81

Total Grad Students

26%

Out-Of-State

71%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

18%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
10%
% Hispanic/Latino
1%
% White or Caucasian
53%

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.

90% of students attending West Virginia State University receive some sort of financial aid. 57% were awarded federal grants. While 63% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$15,572

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,471

Books and Supplies

$11,388

Room and Board

28,431

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,846
$30 - $48K
$9,472
$48 - $75K
$9,890
$75 - $110K
$11,776
$110K & UP
$10,586

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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