West Virginia University at Parkersburg Top Questions

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!