About West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Founded in 1961, West Virginia University at Parkersburg. is a college. Located in West Virginia, which is a city setting in West Virginia, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,561 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 70 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at West Virginia University at Parkersburg 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 WVU-Parkersburg are considered , with ,0% 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 Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
75%
“We know about current events and vote”
25%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
50%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
25%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
75%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
50%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
25%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
25%
“Available in class”
75%
“They keep regular office hours”
0%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
25%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“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”
100%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
75%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
75%
“We know about current events and vote”
25%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
50%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
25%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
75%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
50%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
25%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
25%
“Available in class”
75%
“They keep regular office hours”
0%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
25%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“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”
100%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
75%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    3 Students rated on-campus housing 1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    2 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    5 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    5 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    5 Students rated class size 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    5 Students rated school activities 2.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    5 Students rated local services 2.4 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    5 Students rated academics 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

West Virginia University at Parkersburg REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of West Virginia University at Parkersburg?

3 Students rated West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Kelsie - 10/26/2017

Its a great school but it could use upgrades in some aspects. For example better cafeteria foods, more activities for everyone, and more clubs. It is a very small school and I like that about it but I think it could be better with a few improvements, like the ones listed above.

Adrianna - 01/14/2017

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is a amazing school at an affordable price. The professors work with you, and are very reasonable. I would recommend this school as a starter school or even a place where a person can get their full education. It is a excellent school for everyone!

emily - 02/18/2016

Has good programs, but some educators and staff members aren't usually helpful.

West Virginia University at Parkersburg FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for West Virginia University at Parkersburg 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?

    If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to calm down and relax. I was extremely nervous about moving on to the next step of my life and education. I was so frightened that I was going to mess up on my first year and never be able to fulfill my dream of becoming a zoologist. Once I actually started college, I breezed right through my first semester with really good grades. Now, I can clearly see my path to becoming a zoologist. I just wished I had known back then that I was going to do so well so that I wouldnt have been so scared and nervous.

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

    My school is very easy-going yet very challenging.

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

    The most frustrating thing about my school is that they are very limited on BA programs. WVUP only have four BA programs. They also do not offer Masters degree.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about WVU-P is the price. Though books are still expensive, the combined cost of tuition and books is manageable enough for a student working a part-time job to pay on their own and save up money for later in life. The low cost means less stress for the students, especially those who can recieve financial aid through the state. Quality of education is similar to other schools, classes are small, friends are easy to make, but the best part of attending WVU-P is that anyone can afford it.

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  6. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    A conventional wisdom about WVU is that it is an easy school and that students rarely take school seriously. While WVU does have high acceptance rates, many students find that after a year or even one semester that they cannot handle the workload. Most of the time, this is because they didn't budget their time wisely or literally went out every night. Like many big schools, WVU has a lot of temptation that can distract students that are not serious about their schoolwork. WVU is a challenging school, and no matter what, college in general is going to be a transition from the high school level of work. However, I have found that the stereotype that ALL students don't study or ALL students party to be far from true. There are many students who study a lot and have heavy workloads, and many students that do not party or drink. The good thing about WVU is that there are so many different types of people that it is very easy to find a group of friends that are looking for the same experience that you are!

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    WVUP is a good opportunity for those who live in the area and students who want to complete their core classes at an affordable school before transfering to an institution that may have a more diverse curriculum. It is also a wonderful opportunity for nontraditional students and students who want to be part time while they work. Many adults who have been out of school for several years or who have been displaced, have the opportunity to return to school while working part time or raising their family.

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

    People who are looking for a more social and extracurricular focused school experienced should look to another school. West Virginia University at Parkersburg is not a large college, so students who like large class sizes and large student bodies should look for larger colleges. Students looking for fraternities would be advised to look elswhere, as WVUP does not have them. Students who are invested in athletics should look to larger and more athletically recognized schools. The school also dose not have on campus housing or meal plans because most of the students live locally and do not need these options.

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

    I don't have to take classes on Frudays! And the tuition is at most 1/4th of what you would have to pay at another college. It is an excellent decision for students with little money and only a vague idea as to what field of study they wish to pursue. WVU-P allows you to take easier classes with light workloads so that you can work outside of class towards getting your life on track and continuing your education at a larger university.

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Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

2,561

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

24

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
1%
% Hispanic/Latino
N/A
% White or Caucasian
94%

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.

73% of students attending West Virginia University at Parkersburg receive some sort of financial aid. 52% were awarded federal grants. While 22% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$7,920

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$3,700

Room and Board

13,120

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,308
$30 - $48K
$8,452
$48 - $75K
$8,651
$75 - $110K
$10,610
$110K & UP
$10,698

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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