West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

Established in 1867, West Virginia University is the state's major research, doctoral degree-granting, land-grant, public, comprehensive institution. It provides high quality programs of instruction, offering 166 types of degrees at the undergraduate, graduate and first-professional levels, including the state's only law school. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Forestry, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Creative Arts, Engineering and Mineral Resources, and Human Resources and Education, and the Schools of Dentistry, Journalism, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Education, and Social Work. The school fosters basic and applied research and scholarship and engages in and encourages other creative and artistic work. The wide range of health science programs taught at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center through the schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy includes allied health programs and graduate programs in basic health sciences. The two campuses, totaling 673 acres, are located in Morgantown and Evansdale, 75 miles south of Pittsburgh.

Website: www.wvu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
22,504
Undergraduate
Students
(47.2%) 10,625 Women
(52.8%) 11,879 Men
5,906
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 20,594 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.47
SAT Math
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
510-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,294
Out-of-state: $39,388
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,856
Out-of-state: $24,950
Room and Board
$10,918
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$6,737
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,541
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,142
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
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Campus Life

Morgantown Population
30,666
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
15% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Mountaineer
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.9% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students
6.8% from 84 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
35.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone
(304) 293-2121
Fax
(304) 293-3080
E-mail
go2wvu@mail.wvu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 20,594 applicants were admitted
Women
81% of 10,053 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 10,541 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
6,445 (44%) of 14,807 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,089 (38%) of 8,116 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,356 (50%) of 6,691 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.47
3.75 and Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
48%
Score of 12 - 17
8%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 18%
Top quarter: 44%
Top half: 77%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,294
Out-of-state: $39,388
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,856
Out-of-state: $24,950
Room and Board
$10,918
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$2,620
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003827
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,660 (88.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,140 (63.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,140 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
419 (3.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$6,737
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,550 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,190
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,177 (76.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,301
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,456 (70.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,077 (14.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,475

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
16,394 (79.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,783 (65.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,783 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,160 (5.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$7,488
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,935 (72.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,812
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,305 (78.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,320
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 4,207 (54.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3,344 (12.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,737

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,541
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Criminology
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Land Use Planning and Management/Development
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Education, business/foreign language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,142
Part-Time Faculty
344
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
60%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 47% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,867,400
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1800
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Social Work, Master of Public Health, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biostatistics
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Human Services
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Physical Education
  • Public Health--General
  • Social Work
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biostatistics
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Physical Education
  • Public Health--General
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Management

Location and Setting


Morgantown Population
30,666
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Campus Size
1,892 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.2 average low in January, 77.6 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Morgantown
Nearest Train Station
Connellsville

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
15% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
85%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
patrol officers just for housing

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Mountaineer
School Colors
Old gold and blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x    
Golf     x x
Gymnastics x x    
Riflery x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Gymnastics x x
Riflery x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running    
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Riflery x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
football

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, residential hall association, alpha phi omega, wvu greek system, mountaineer maniacs, campus crusade for christ
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
22,504
Women
10,625 (47.2%)
Men
11,879 (52.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
20,713
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.9% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students.
6.8% from 84 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
5,906

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
35.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
53.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
57.3%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
79%
Average Starting Salary
79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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