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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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 22,350
   Women 10,374 (46.4%)
   Men 11,976 (53.6%)
Graduate Students 6,138
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 76% of 21,558 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.49
SAT Math 520 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 510 average
455-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $21,730
Out-of-state: $36,226
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $7,992
Out-of-state: $22,488
  Room and Board $10,218
Average Percent of Need Met 72%
Average Freshman Award $6,616
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,132
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Morgantown Population 30,666
Nearest Metropolitan Area Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 85% of freshmen, 15% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Mountaineer
Sororities 6% of women participate
Fraternities 7% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
3.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.8% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students 6.2% from 75 countries
First-Year Students Returning 79.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 33.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported