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Founded in 1867, West Virginia University. is a Public college. Located in West Virginia, which is a city setting in West Virginia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 22,350 full time undergraduate students, and 6,138 full time graduate students.
The West Virginia University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 1186 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at West Virginia University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at WVU are considered Less Selective, with ,208% 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.
78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 45% were in the top quarter, and 20% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at West Virginia University.
347 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
250 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
362 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
374 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
374 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
372 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
375 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.
375 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
161 Students rated West Virginia University
I graduated from WVU in 2008. I truly enjoyed my time there. Academically, the University is top tier. My professors were easily accessible and always available during their office hours. The student body is is very involved in current events. As a sports lover, I enjoyed both men's and women's basketball as well as football. Everyone was always very friendly. I cherish the time that I spent gaining my education at WVU
I thought that the campus was beautiful. I loved seeing the students all across campus and seeing how they do in groups. The college I saw was very interesting and my major is something I want to proceed with for the rest of my life. WVU has always been my dream school and when I saw the campus, I knew that this school was truly when I wanted to go.
It is definitely a party school with drugs and alcohol being widely available. However, if that's not your thing, there are plenty of opportunities to find friends and groups who don't drink or party, and lots of clubs and events all the time. The professors in my program care about their students' success and love reaching out to help. Since the school is so big, with over 30,000 students, many resources are available like a student food pantry, LGBTQ+ Center, radio station, and more.
I found the school to focus more on partying than actual academics. There would be students going out to party every night. Professors also do not allow themselves to be open to the student. You often have to go to the class' TA even for office hours.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for West Virginia University is 76%. 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 _____.
While it is hard to tell which college is right before you actually attend it, make sure when you arrive you give it a chance. Like anything else college takes some adjusting, and it is important that you have an open mind during your first couple of months. College is very nerve racking, but once the initial adjustment is made it will be the best time in your life. It is all about doing things in moderation and keeping organized, and if you can do these things you can pretty much do whatever you like in life.
For the most part my classmates are always eager to learn by studying hard individually and in groups and attending class and actively engaging with every professors.
Sometimes when you need to study it can often be to loud.
I'm the fourth generation of my family to attend West Virginia Univesity. Growing up there was alway pride in attending this school. Attending this school has taught me that I am not the only one with pride, everyone here takes pride. I love going to all the different sporting events and seeing thousands of students cheering on the Moutaineers. West Virginia is a small state, so WVU is the pride of the state. Every student knows this and everyone does their part to make this the best university around. The best part about WVU is the pride.
A person who is willing to work hard/ and wants to play hard.
West Virginia University is a great place to make friends, have a variety of different experiences, and get to know who you really are.
They are one of the top party schools as well as the fact that it is an extremely big university!
I was completely satisfied with this school and what i knew about it before coming, upon arrival I learned more about how great the people here really are from the professors to the ra's and other students. There is nothing I would have wanted to know before coming here, nothing was a surprise or weird so that I had to adjust.
I tend to brag about my favorite classes/teachers and my good grades that I get on different assignments, tests, or quizzes
I believe that the most frustrating think about West Virginia University is having to ride the prt to get to the downtown campus. I think that a renovation of the prt would be a great asset for the university. In the cold weather expecially, the prt has been known to break down and cause students to miss class.
Number one party school and our football team.
If your looking for a school to recieve a great education, watch division one basketball and football games and enjoy yourself you should go to West Virginia Univerisity.Morgantown isn't a gorgeous city but it has a great college town feel. It's a very large school but honestly it doesen't seem that way, you could be walking down High Street and see many friendly faces. You don't have to join Greek Life to have a good time, but it's a blast if you do.
I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. The atmosphere is great. The students are friendly. Some of the class sizes are a little big. My general chemistry classes had about 200 students in them, but that isn't the case for all courses. Also, I've found that most of the professors I've had are very helpful and are generally available outside class to help you with anything you don't understand.
The academic requirements here are fair. The amount of studying you need to do depends on the GPA goal that you have. Teachers will get to know your name (in large classes) if you participate and ask questions. I'm in the Honors College and all the classes I take through it are pretty small. My teachers in those classes have always gotten to know my name. I suggest the Honors College to anyone interested. It provides a broad range of interesting courses not available to other students. As a pre-pharmacy major, I have also taken many science courses at the university and have always felt as though my teachers were there to help me with anything I needed help with.
Greek life is great and football is awesome here. Also there is a activity "Mountaineers go First"
ALL stereotypes have to be based on something, so, if one looks hard enough, one can find these people. However, the vast majority of people are not, to a degree.
mostly like jersey people-- obnoxious, crude, and horrible drivers.
When a lot of people hear that I go to WVU, they go, "Oh yeah, the party school." But I am always quick to inform them that this is not always the case. Sure if that's what you're into you can go out and find all the parties, but it's the same way at every college. There are a lot of other groups of students here too. You have greek life, which consists of social, professional, and academic fraternities and sororities (meaning its not always just your typical frat guy or sorority girl who just wants to party). WVU is also very competitive in sports, not only in the big east, but at a club level too, so we have lots of students athletes that are attending here as well.
ESPN's College Gameday when WVU hosted #2 LSU in football in 2011. The buzz and atmosphere around campus and at the footba game was unlike anything I have ever experienced in my life.
Dorms consist of almost all freshman as you are required to live in dorms your first year. "Towers" is the largest dorm as it consists of three different towers consisting of thousands of students. This dorm is located on the Evansdale campus so it is likely that most students will either have to take the bus or PRT to classes. However, this is where the majority of freshman live. Other dorms are located on the downtown campus which is closer to most classes. There are only two all female dorms as the rest are co-ed.
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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.
91% of students
attending West Virginia University receive some sort of financial aid.
27% were awarded federal grants.
While 55% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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