West Virginia University
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Despite its party-all-the-time reputation, WVU students say they’re just as drawn to its in-state bargain tuition and diverse academic offerings as they are to the weekend ragers.
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- Full name: West Virginia University
- Location: Morgantown
- Founded: 1867
- Tuition: $6,456
- Setting: Urban
- Public/Private: Public
- Selectivity: Less Selective
- % Applications Admitted: 85%
- Undergraduates: 22,827
- Graduates: 6,880
West Virginia University on this year's ranking list:
starts on Wednesday nights … and some weeks, on Tuesdays … but pretty much any night
of the week you can find students drinking downtown, in dorms, in houses, in open
fields, and pretty much anywhere else parties are happening.” This is pretty
much how students roll, “knee
deep in alcohol and tequila.” “Professors
don’t even expect students to show up for morning classes after football and basketball
games. Those were party days, and the next day is get-sober day.” Nonetheless,
even the biggest partiers do make time for some studying. “If
you want to come to school and have a lot of fun but get a good education, then
come here,” But be forewarned: “We
all love it here. There’s almost so much school pride that you’ll feel weird at
WVU if you don’t bleed blue and gold like I do!”
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