West Virginia University: Ranking & Review

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Morgantown Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 108 247
Top 2%

West Virginia University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate72%63%81%
Applicants20,59410,54110,053
Admissions14,8076,6918,116
Enrolled undergraduates5,2252,6292,596
Enrolled total (including graduate students)28,40614,49013,916

8,151 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,843 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $45. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
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

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,626
Percent of students submitting SAT scores31%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
560
Math
555

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores3,364
Percent of students submitting ACT scores64%
ACT Composite
24
ACT English
24
ACT Math
22

West Virginia University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $22,472 $37,712
Off-campus $20,236 $35,476
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,576 and other expenses per full academic year.

West Virginia University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 4,229 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $8,376 $23,616
Fees for full-time undergraduates $0 $0
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $349 $984
Tuition for Full-time graduates $9,450 $24,390
Fees for full-time graduates $0 $0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $525 $1,355

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 581 255 8 844
Engineering 664 125 51 840
Health Professions and Related Programs 285 195 320 800
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 355 216 3 574
Education 75 447 16 538
Social Sciences 343 18 6 367
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 286 16 18 320
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 286 1 287
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 228 228
Psychology 185 8 32 225
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 161 35 8 204
Visual and Performing Arts 167 17 12 196
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 168 4 12 184
Physical Sciences 107 12 30 149
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 55 90 145
Legal Professions and Studies 23 122 145
Natural Resources and Conservation 102 15 11 128
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 74 25 3 102
English Language and Literature & Letters 57 19 10 86
History 45 12 4 61
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 49 49
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 15 32 47
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 29 17 1 47
Mathematics and Statistics 7 28 9 44
Architecture and Related Services 17 5 22
Philosophy and Religious Studies 8 8
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Grand Total4,3491,6156766,640

A total of 4,349 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at West Virginia University.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,291 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate57%53%62%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%
  • Part-time retention rate - 38%

General info

Alternative namesWVU
Founded1867
MottoTo faith virtue and to virtue knowledge. (2 Peter 1:5)
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsold gold, blue
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff5,926
Instructional FTE1,548
Research FTE81
Public Service FTE847
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.wvu.edu
AddressPO Box 6201
Morgantown, West Virginia, 26506
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population10,000 - 50,000
Phone3042930111
Fax+1 (304) 293 3080

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