West Virginia State University Rankings

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In the World#3988 of 14178
In North America#1128 of 2629
In the United States#1055 of 2528
In West Virginia#5 of 26
In Institute#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
95%
Average SAT
965
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
4,009
Graduates
111
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree

West Virginia State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate95%94%96%
Applicants2,2429271,315
Admissions2,1388701,268
Freshmen enrolled full time269134135
Freshmen enrolled part time1028

869 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

377 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
101 or 36%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 850
or below

75% of them
had 1080
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in West Virginia State University are 850-1080 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
178 or 64%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 22
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in West Virginia State University are 17-22 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3124 (76%)
Black or African American311 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown277 (7%)
Two or more races201 (5%)
Hispanic66 (2%)
Nonresident Alien56 (1%)
Asian46 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native12 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander9 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,271
Students receiving aid
94%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,712$8,074
Tuition in-state$7,712$8,074
Tuition out-of-state$17,166$18,880
Fee in-district$525$525
Fee in-state$525$525
Fee out-of-state$525$525

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity369
Combined charge for room and board$12,738
Room charge$7,762
Meal charge$4,976

West Virginia State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
General Studies46
Business Administration and Management, General44
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies43
Social Work32
Elementary Education and Teaching28
Speech Communication and Rhetoric20
Educational Leadership and Administration, General20
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General15
Psychology, General14
Biology & Biological Sciences, General12
Secondary Education and Teaching12
Economics, General12
English Language and Literature, General10
Chemistry, General10
Political Science and Government, General9
Computer Science9
Art & Art Studies, General9
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other7
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration7
Biotechnology6
Sociology5
Public Administration4
History, General3
International & Global Studies1
Music Performance, General1
Mass Communication & Media Studies1
Grand Total34238
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate31%29%33%
  • Full-time retention rate - 61%

Publications & Citations

Publications
400
Citations
8,226

Publication count by topic

Biology
132
Psychology
53
Sociology
30
Chemistry
26
Computer science
22
Mathematics
20
Political science
19
Medicine
13
Environmental science
10
Engineering
9
Art
8
Geography
6
Economics
6
Business
5
Philosophy
5
History
5
Materials science
5
Physics
2

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History155233
Environmental science16491,401
Psychology22061,667
Biology23823,555
Political science303639
Art30742
Sociology315762
Economics357755
Chemistry3853526
Mathematics4157107
Materials science4374100
Computer science4415150
Engineering455834
Geography461512
Medicine4659139
Business469817
Physics50006

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990314
199137
1992318
1993252
1994027
1995325
1996537
1997033
1998240
19991157
2000654
2001465
2002365
2003369
2004467
200512120
20067133
20078183
20088137
200911189
201019227
201114324
201214402
201323566
201430665
201522688
201623617
201728662
201827603
201920791
202021833

General info

Alternative namesWVSU
West Virginia State
Founded1891
WikipediaWest Virginia State University
MottoA Living Laboratory of Human Relations
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff322
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

AddressRte 25
Institute, West Virginia, 25112-1000
United States
Phone3047663000
Fax+1 (304) 768 9842

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