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

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived at home my first year and now live in a residential house. Not much to comment.

4 College Junior

Academics: I think that there are a lot of opportunities to do your very best here at WVU. There are plenty of tutors, office hours, and study options available. Each semester you have a meeting with an advisor that will help you to work towards your final goal in school.

5 College Junior

Academics: Nursing is kick butt. We put in more hours than any other major, but that's just part of the deal. In my opinion it is one of the most challenging majors and most rewarding.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not really involved. I think it's annoying and you shouldn't have to pay to do things for your community.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are always cops looming around campus but there are still a number of violent events that take place on campus. I think that the problem isn't that there isn't enough security but rather that people aren't aware of how to approach reporting the event. As for my personal safety, I always travel in a large group and avoid traveling by foot at night. Although I grew up in the same town as my University I still feel threatened walking the streets alone.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sporting events really bring the student body together. Almost everyone at WVU has attended a sporting event. We may not be the best team but we absolutely have the best support no matter what the sport may be.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are times in which the places that accept the meal plan provided by WVU are closed. This further limits the students dining options and thus leaves them with unhealthy options and limited ones at that.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Morgantown is a nice town, save for no parking and it's a really ugly city. Outside the city it's pretty, but inside the city is gross.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: My reasons for disliking WVU are mostly my fault for not being aware of various fine print details and losing a lot of money in the process. I could have avoided this if I consulted with my advisors but I'm now financially screwed because I didn't. ALWAYS make sure you're aware of the details of something before you make a big decision!

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone mostly looks the same? I'm not sure what you call that style of dressing but there is little variation.

College Junior

Greek Life: I am totally uninterested in greek life and therefore haven't paid any attention to it. There should really be an "I don't know" option for these questions.

4 College Junior

Academics: I've only run into a tiny handful of professors that I didn't like their teaching methods, but they were few and far between and often they were grad students and thus new teachers.

4 College Junior

Academics: Being an art major can be extremely stressful in the regard that you have to put a lot of physical work into your assignments, and sometimes you are just completely uninspired by the prompt or requirements of the project. You don't have many exams, but final projects are just as stressful - don't procrastinate and you'll do well.

3 College Junior

Majors: My major is Art, specifically a Painting major. Other than a lot of unnessecary and stupid extra classes you have to take, being an art major is pretty nice. The staff is great, the facilities are maybe a little subpar - but the CAC is always open and teachers are normally available.

College Junior

Majors: I have not participated in an internship. I'd like to in the future, but I haven't found many options.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Most of the students come from small town West Virginia, but there are a lot of international students - they tend to stick together with people like them though and aren't very open in my experience.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of good restaurants around, including local things, chains, and many different restaurants.

4 College Junior

Athletics: If you like that sort of stuff, wvu is great for it!

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Not the worst, not the best. Dorms suck.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: My first apartment had awful landlords.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Campus is less strict and is a fun place to be

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are clean,big rooms and well furnished. Rooms are well maintained and big enough compared to any other colleges. There are lounges in every floor for students to hangout or studying or floor meetings. Lounges had TV and are one of the favourite spot to watch game live with buddies. Laundry is present is every floor. Dinning cafe's have variety of option to choose from.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life has variety of option and can be choosen according to interest

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Hundreds of restaurants all over campus,starting from thai/chinese/indian cuisines. Couple of local restaurants Boston Binerty , Black beer. The normal franchise are all over the campus starting from chik-fill e ,burger king, macdonals ,subway and many more

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Crime is not a common thing in WVU. Police is going around all over the campus 24/7 and providing safely all over campus. Its safe out here


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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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