Morgantown, WV
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Reviews 1621 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Student

Weather: Walking around a very spaced out campus is difficult when it snows and rains.

College Student

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. I am a commuter student, so I do not know about campus housing.

2 College Student

Parking: Parking permits are way too expensive at WVU. They offer free parking at the coliseum, but those spots fill up fast. The school also feels like they have to shut down the coliseum parking on game days, making it much much harder to find a parking spot. For on campus students, that doesn't matter. Commuters however have to have a parking spot or they aren't able to go to class.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places to eat off-campus, but they are either fast food, or a bar. There are sit down restaurants, but not that many. Places offer student discounts, but they really are not that good.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: At first, I really struggled with getting adjusted to the large school and how college worked. WVU is the perfect school for me. I like the larger class size because I am a shy person, so I do not have to worry about being called on if I'm not sure of something. Also, campus is 20 minutes from my house, so it makes commuting everyday much easier.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: The schools overall strictness is good. They take charge when needed, but do not usually over do it. Transportation and parking is far too strict though.

4 College Student

Academics: My major is Social Work. The workload for the major seems like it will be not as demanding as other majors, but still challenging in it's own way. One of the requirements to be accepted is that you must have 100 hours of community service, specifically working with people. Most other majors do not require that many hours.

4 College Student

Academics: The professors at WVU are so helpful. One thing that scares many students away from WVU is that they will not get the help they may need due to the larger class sizes. This is not at all true. Professors offer office hours to help with anything that you may need, and many have contact information for if they need to be reached at a time different than their office hours. They remind us several times throughout the semester to come visit them if we need the help.

4 College Student

Diversity: Students and faculty at West Virginia University are very accepting of other cultures. The university is also very diverse. There are several of students from other countries attending WVU, and they are very much accepted. There are so many clubs and organizations that are targeted toward specific ethnic backgrounds and cultures, and they work together to bring knowledge about the different backgrounds to the students.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I've only ever eaten off campus a few times, but I have no complaints with the places I've eaten at. It's nice that the places that stay open late also deliver to the dorms. There are quite a few local places that are a must try. The costs are reasonable for the portion sizes. I haven't seen any place that gives a student discount, but there are always students eating out at all times of the day. The restaurants are also all close by and within walking distance of either the dorm itself or a bus stop.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: For the most part, I enjoy the attractions nearby. There's a mall, movie theater, restaurants, rec center, and sporting events. There's pretty much always something going on or something to do. I just wish the shopping was a little bit better.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I really like my major at this campus. I've found that there are a ton of options as far as choosing classes go, and the advisers and professors are really helpful in guiding me to choose my next course load and talking to me about future career options. There have been multiple discussions and presentations on internship possibilities. So far, the workload has been fairly simple, the curriculum is easy to follow, and if I reach out to my professors and keep up with them, there's a great possibility that I will have some sort of job after graduation, or at least a continued internship.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: There are a million benefits of this campus that I have come to find in the short time that I have been attending this university. The professors seem to be down to earth and very willing to help in any way that they can, the curriculum is fairly easy to manage, registration is easy to average, nothing too difficult, the workload varies depending on the major, but I don't know of anyone that's really struggling with it, and as a freshman, I'm required to do 2 hours per week of study hours, and the locations and hours of those locations are really convenient. The 2 hours really help me to make sure I get my homework done, and it's also nice to sit in a quiet environment to be able to actually study and focus.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a ton of options for off-campus housing. There are houses nearby and apartment complexes both on the downtown campus and off of it, those have a shuttle that runs to campus every 15 minutes. The safety seems to be pretty fair, parking varies on the location, but it seems to be mostly good, most landlords are reasonable and understanding, and there is a link on the school website that connects students to landlords nearby, their properties, the amenities there, and the prices.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: No complaints with the diversity on campus. Everyone seems to be fairly accepting on any kind of difference. I haven't experienced any problems with anything.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Apply early and follow through! I applied early, but I didn't follow through as much as I should have I ended up getting what I needed, though.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Spots are iffy, permits are expensive, getting out of tickets is fairly easy

3 College Freshman

Academics: Sets you above others who are undecided.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are very willing to help you with any problem.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: So many back and forth communications between parents, school and banks.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The envolment of the town in the university.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Many different kinds of diversity.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Pros are the prices but the transportation is terrible since it is a busy town.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: They love to party and they definately show it.

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1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't drink so i feel left out.

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Jessica Murphy
Parkersburg, WV
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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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