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Reviews 1672 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Transferring to WVU was one of the best decisions of my life. I absolutely love it here. I'm thinking about attending Graduate school here because I want to stay and I love it so much. I met some the greatest friends of my life and had UNFORGETTABLE experiences. WVU is what you dream the "College Experience" would be like. I tell all my family & friends that this is one of the town I've ever lived in. Sometimes I don't even want to go home for break or when I do go home, after a weeek I want to come back to good ol' MoTown. The atmosphere here is impecable and helped me become the better person I am today.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's sometimes a hassel but I can't WAIT until I have my own place this year. It really makes you grown up too.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Obviously our gyms are some of the best in the nation. Almost every class I believe is a smart classroom. WVU has also done an EXCELLENT job of trying to go green. We are known nationally for that.

4 College Junior

Academics: Their are a lot of majors & minors at our school. From business to Mechanial Engerneering, there is so much to choose from. I hate when people say "Any one can get into WVU" when that's not the case especially depending on your major. We have a good curriculum and an even great registrations process. Also many majors offer study abroad options to like the Business school has one in Italy.

4 College Junior

Academics: I'm a business major & all the professors I had were very helpful and very open. They want to see you succeed and provide outside help for you.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Obviously, when you hear WVU you think of Football. We take our football & its games very seriously. Right outside the stadium on gamedays you seen a bunch of RVs and Trailers of people of ALL ages tailgating. In the stadium we are loud, fun, and into the game. Basketball season is more chill but we still take that seriously. Our soccer teams are awesome. The girls soccer are #1 (Division CHAMPS!). But even in the intermural stage of soccer people are really active in that. Our volleyball team is also very very good. Our gymnastics team is AMAZING! They score high & are awesome. I love going to their meets. We have a rack of other sports too. These are just the games or meets I been too.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Campus Police is always around especially on weekends & they have the blue light things as seen on any other campus. I frequently walk home from work when it's like 11pm and I feel safe.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: I'm going to be real. Most dining hall has it good day & its bad days. The BEST dining hall I believe Stalnaker. Cafe Evansdale is ok. It's really good or bad. Summit has its good days. Arnold & Boreman are ....ok. I usually go to the Lair (Mountain Lair) where we have Chick-fil-a, Burger King, a sushi place, Sbarros, Tazikis (a mediterranean place), and Quizznos (which I believe they took down).

4 College Junior

Diversity: WVU is starting to really bring in International student over the last couple of years. While most of the campus is Caucasian there is some diversity. It's a great mix.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I only had problems with my financial aid going into this school year (2014-2015). If you talk to them and email them they will get your problems solved & your questions answered.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Morgantown's dining is AMAZING. There are so many place to try & so many to call your favorite. Restaurants such as Tailpipes, Casa's or DP Dough, keep you craving for me. They best part is is that most restaurants stay open till after 10pm. They also just put in a Panera Bread on the downtown campus right next to the Library.

If you live on Evansdale there's also alot of food options. You can walk to Chick-fil-a, Kroger, Taco Bell, Panera Bread, etc. PLUS there is a Little Ceasers, McDonalds, & another little pizza place right across the street from Lincoln Hall. You don't know how many time McDonalds saved me.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: On donwtown campus the best dorm is Honors and on Evansdale is Lincoln. I stayed in Lincoln and it's nice. We called it Hotel Lincoln. I've been in Towers and it's very ehhhh but it has like 3 dining places in it. I had a friend live in Arnold apartments and it was stuff and weird. I never been the the Dirty D (Dadisman) and I never will. Lol. Stalnaker has one of the best dining hall also, never been to a dorm though. Pierpoint is ok & Fieldcreast is, I feel like, far from the campus. It's really out of place and doesn't even look like a dorm. If you lived their prepare to walk sometimes. Boreman is also ok, their dining hall is good too. And some rooms of Summit are really good & some not so much, their dining hall is ok though.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Morgantown is one of the friendliest and most beautiful cities I've ever been too. The scenery is unforgettable. If you come here you HAVE to go to Cheat Lake. The locals are so amazing. They really look out for us and make sure we are good, especially during football games. The locals have fun with us, drink with us, tail gate with us, etc. It's a fun time.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Now you know about our nightlife. We are KNOWN for our nightlife. WVU has the BEST nightlife I've seen from any college/university. From frat parties to house parties to the clubs to bars, we have it all! Plus if you don't drink or partake in partying like that, we have this thing called Up All Night (as we partiers like to call it, Drunk Breakfast) where they have movies playing & cool activites you can do with your friend on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night. Plus they serve dinner AND breakfast after 11pm (Hint the Drunk Breakfast). That breakfast is clutch after a long night and you meet so interesting people in Up All Night. And if you're worrying about safety the Campus Police are there just to make sure nothing crazy goes down. Half of the times they are laughing at all the drunk people that walk through. And we also have a PM bus we runs until 3am. It drops you off & picks you up right in front of towers for the Evansdale people. P.S. the line for the bus WILL be packed picking up from Evansdale so get out there early.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Even though some classes are like 300+, I like it because it makes you take the initative to go to your professor's office hours or get to know them. Most of the professor's I've had have been so awesome & so helpful. Most of the professors I've had teach or lecture with a powerpoint.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Going to WVU helped me land my Internship with the government. If you connect with your professors & network with alumni you can go far. They have jobs fairs and send you email (if you like them to) about jobs openings not only on campus but also out in the "real" world.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everytime you turn your head there is a hot girl or guy. Guys tend to be more preppy but there are other styles too.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life is definitely present on campus but majority of the students are not in a frat. Frat row is probably one of the most biggest & toughest hills I've ever walked on (Ladies brings flats because that hill is terrible.) The frats & soroities are cool. When the sun falls Frat Row is ALWAYS popping but there are other plenty of house parties and clubs on High Street if you prefer that.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I believe the university is not that strict. Sure they try to crack on certain thing but it's mostly laid back. For example, if the University Police comes to a house party to shut it down they usual just tell everybody to leave. They don't write anyone up or nothing unless you're some crazy stuff. If you respect them they will respect you! President Gee (the president of the University) is soooo cool & laid back. He's freaking awesome. He once told me about times he showed up to peoples birthday house parties. He's hilarous.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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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