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West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV

West Liberty University, founded in 1837, is a public, multipurpose college. Its 290-acre campus is located in West Liberty, 10 miles from Wheeling.

Web Sitewww.westliberty.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students2,166
   Women1,300 (60.0%)
   Men866 (40.0%)
Graduate Students174

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate72% of 1,692 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission Deadline 
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.35
SAT Math400-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading380-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing330-520 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite18-24 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $20,414
Out-of-state: $27,824
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,702
Out-of-state: $14,112
Room and Board
$8,810
Average Percent of Need Met73%
Average Freshman Award$7,824
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$25,000

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
129
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 39% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

West Liberty Population1,539 
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 81% of freshmen, 44% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
MascotBear
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
0.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.7% White
12.2% Unknown
International Students1.5%
First-Year Students Returning70.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
22.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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