Location
Morgantown, WV
Undergrads
21,118
Tuition (in-state)
$19,632 ($6,456)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: We have a fantastic athletic center with a rock wall, workout machines, and indoor tennis courts. We also have outdoor tennis courts and basketball courts. Students are always encouraged to attend football, basketball, soccer and other sporting events for free. There are 2 libraries to study and do homework. There is a building with 5 different fast food restaurants, and a movie theater and bowling alley. At the beginning of a year there is a free concert.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I enjoy it because there is a specific path to follow and keeps you on track. This also helps you get closer to people that are going into the same career. I like that you have general curriculum classes and specific degree classes

College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had an internship.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some classes are large, but I still enjoyed them because you chose to sit towards the front or the back of the class. Also, all of my professors with big classes used microphones and power points There is a great variety of classes from psychology to classes about vampires

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I believe a degree from this university is a good value. There are a few degrees here that are only offered at a few colleges across the country. They also have multiple career fairs during the school year and my advisors have always encouraged me to get internships and real life experience.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I did not live in campus housing

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Morgantown's nightlife is an adventure in it's self! You never know where your going to end up or what your going to do because there are so many options and so much to do!

5 College Junior

Athletics: We have some of the best team spirit anybody has ever seen!

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Living in towers is super strict!!! You can't re-enter the dorms past 9 at night without your student id, noise violations are a big deal, having visitors even from a different dorm is such a process to get approved, you can't have the opposite sex stay overnight.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I shared a room with my best friend from high school in Brooke Tower, we are girls with lots of stuff and had the smallest room you could get! It sucked but we made it work!

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I was not able to get any financial aid.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: The majority of my friends are all in greek life though I personally am not. It's deffinitely something everyone that goes to WVU should experience but it's not for everyone. For girls its not as big of a deal to join a soroity but it's deffinitely something every guy attending the university should think about doing!

5 College Junior

Facilities: There are an endless amount of study spots on campus! Study spots can be found anywhere in both libraries, the rec/athletic center, inside and outside of the MountainLair (student union/center), benches, tables, and the lawn all through out campus, Starbucks, and the multiple study rooms in the dorms and classroom buildings.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have never had a problem with a professor, they are great! They are always willing to help and want us to do well and actually learn! Freshman and core classes are rather large have between 90 students up to almost 200 sometimes. If this bothers you then sit in the front the class is only as big as the number of people in front of you. Advanced classes within your major are much smaller!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: We have so many career and job fairs all year long that if you graduate without a job well it's probably because you were lazy and didn't take advantage of your opportunities! The WVU alumni are so involved in our school and helping students to succeed while attending WVU and on pass graduating!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Morgantown has some of the best off-campus dining from the chain restaurants to the local sports bars and pubs! Cheddars, Keglers, Varsity Club, Tutors Biscuits, The Boston-Beanary, and Casa da Amici are just a few of the best!

5 College Junior

Diversity: WVU has so much diversity to it that most do not expect. I have met students from all across the world that attend the university. No one thinks alike or has all the same beliefs but thats whats excepted at WVU to be different!

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are many places to sit and study. At my school people usually go to the library or grassy areas in the summer.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't even heard of people doing internships but I would love to do one to jump start my career.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I personally am not in a program, i'm switching between majors to find out what I like.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are many places to choose to live. The cost of dorms is ridiculous. A small room with another person is near 10,000 a year and that isnt even on the main campus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: West Virginia has emergency buttons scattered around campus however most may be scared to press it and cause so much attention therefore leaving them to keep there experience to themselves.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of my classes were great except my experience in my math class where the pace was way far out of my abilities. Size is large.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I tried finding a job on campus but the pay was very low. Being at such a large school its hard to get good hours and good pay when so many people need jobs.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have no interest in greek life just because I want to focus on my education however; the community of people seem nice and well rounded. I believe sophomore year students can begin moving into their sorority or frats house.

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Jessica Murphy
Hometown
Parkersburg, WV
Major
English
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Overall, students have made it pretty clear that they are really enjoying their time at WVU. Looking back through this book, it can be seen that WVU has garnered many high grades for subjects such as social scene, academics, and athletics. It is clear that there are many things the school excels in. The aforementioned are huge parts of campus life at WVU, and the students have said nothing but good things about them. While there were many high grades, there were a few grades that show the University could still improve in certain areas. It is clear that the campus dining services are not doing a great job pleasing the students, nor is the parking situation on campus. Considering these are two pretty important things on a college campus, the University should quickly take the right steps to move those two issues into a positive direction.

The attitude at WVU seems pretty split between academics and social events. While most students attend WVU with the expectation of a great education, there are a select few who come to WVU because of the potential party scene. Either way, WVU offers something for each side. With each incoming class comes the promise to improve upon faults and provide students with the best possible experience and education. The athletics program is on the rise and on the verge of gaining national prominence. The academic programs are showing promise as more WVU graduates are gaining recognition for their accomplishments. WVU is a student-oriented university, and should be considered by incoming freshmen who want to be treated to a great college education and experience.

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