West Virginia State University: Ranking & Review

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West Virginia State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate98%96%98%
Applicants3,1821,1792,003
Admissions3,1051,1331,972
Enrolled undergraduates394199195
Enrolled total (including graduate students)3,8791,6432,236

1,012 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

216 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores27
Percent of students submitting SAT scores7%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
499
Math
479

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores318
Percent of students submitting ACT scores81%
ACT Composite
19
ACT English
18
ACT Math
18

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $20. Application fee for graduates - $28.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

West Virginia State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$23,228$32,232
Off-campus$20,897$29,901
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,866 and other expenses per full academic year.

West Virginia State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 364 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$7,546$16,550
Fees for full-time undergraduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$301$676
Tuition for Full-time graduates$7,890$18,182
Fees for full-time graduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$421$992

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities5555
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services35154
Education5252
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service34438
Psychology2424
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs23124
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21223
Biological and Biomedical Sciences15419
Social Sciences1515
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1515
Visual and Performing Arts1111
Health Professions and Related Programs1111
English Language and Literature & Letters1010
History99
Physical Sciences55
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services44
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies22
Mathematics and Statistics11
Grand Total335811372

A total of 361 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at West Virginia State University.

At the master's level 11 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate26%24%29%
  • Full-time retention rate - 59%
  • Part-time retention rate - 30%

General info

Alternative namesWVSU
West Virginia State
Founded1891
MottoA Living Laboratory of Human Relations
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff310
Instructional FTE136
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewvstateu.edu
AddressRte 25
Institute, West Virginia, 25112-1000
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Midsize
City population2,500 - 10,000
Phone3047663000
Fax+1 (304) 768 9842

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