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

Off-Campus Dining: Any kind of food you want is available here on campus. Lots of locally owned, quality and specialty restaurants right on mainstreet :)

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love Social Work. Most of the teachers here have field experience, so they offer a lot of really insightful tips dealing with specific issues you'll encounter on the job. You are expected to volunteer, which I think is a good thing because it gives you hours to put on a resume. Love it.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload is not very challenging - but in this it gives students the opportunity to join a lot of clubs and be active in the community. It's very easy to make yourself a place here and get involved in meaninful projects to put on a resume.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is so much to do here. I am active in about 3 different clubs, and there are always things to do around town. This is a party school and you will never be bored on the weekends. It's a beautiful campus if you love green space, and downtown there are a lot of really nice, older buildings for classes, like Woodburne hall. The Rec center here is awesome. It has a pool and a whirlpool along with a huge climbing wall and is generally a great place to work out. Football games are a huge part of student life - but if you aren't into sports it really isn't a big deal - there is plenty to do.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: This is a party school. Lots of attractive, fun loving students. It is a very active, happy campus. The weekends here are crazy.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: This is definitely a football town! College life revolves around football games and other sports related events - I personally don't care about football whatsoever - but if you love feeling like a part of a group and chanting at games, here is a good place to do it.

1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The police here are very unfair and uncooperative. I know of many friends who were either unjustly pepper sprayed, cited, or roughed up by the police just by being out on a big party night, even if they were completely compliant and sober.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Towers was a very nice freshman experience, the rooms were pretty big and everything was very clean and kept well. I live in Boreman South this year, which is not only very small, very old and without working heating/cooling systems, but is also very strict on guest policy, which makes it difficult for my friends to visit.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I had a very standard amount of objectives to complete for my intended major, between required courses and GEC classes - as well as a referral and 100 hours of volunteering in order to get into the Social Work program. I think all of this is pretty fair and acceptable given my major.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: As always internships are built into almost all major's curriculum. As a social work major I plan to pursue one my junior year.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I am a Sophomore at West Virginia University and a vegetarian. Boreman Bistro offers a section dedicated to vegetarian options daily, and it is right in my dorm!

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Life is good in this city.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Everybody is adult enough to see what is good and bad of what he or she is doing.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Every thing is relative to its need.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diverse community and respect each other.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are very noticeable on WVU campus. Parties at every corner, drunk and high people flood the streets. If you don't drink and you don't want to drink, don't feel pressured to do so. Everyone just wants to have a good time regardless if you're drunk or high or whatever.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Morgantown. I love WVU. I love all the traditions and the sense of school pride Mountaineers carry. I live in Philly where most people are die hard Penn state fans or temple fans. You really don't see many Mountaineers over here but when you do, we instantly make a connection. I love being a Mountaineer. I would love to go back there but for personal reasons, I am transferring. I'm devastated by it. I loved participating in club lacrosse and volleyball. My favorite memories were all during freshman year out by the sand volleyball court. Everyday was a party at that school, even when we were studying.

4 College Junior

Diversity: For the most part, Morgantown is pretty diverse but you'll see a lot of rednecks, party people, and Christians/catholics and straights. Of course there are thousands of people who are different from what I just listed but its Morgantown, WV. I'm asian and my boyfriend is Fijian. There were a lot of times we felt out of place but for the most part, we felt comfortable.

2 College Junior

Transportation: I think the number one thing that students that go to WVU complain about is the transportation. We have the PRT which is generally a fantastic idea and is a nice concept but it breaks down quite often and isn't open on sundays. If they had the funds to fix it up a bit, the PRT would be far more superior than any other campus' transportation. Also, if you're only on the station platform with a few other people, it might take a while for it to bring you a PRT.
(By the way, the PRT is kind of like the monorail system at Disney World. before you enter the platform you have to swipe your ID and choose which campus you are going to and it will send over a little cart to pick you up. It responds much quicker when there are a ton of people waiting for the same location as you. There isn't anyone driving the cart they are all electrically operated.)

The buses are okay but they are terrible on the weekends. Almost non existant. If you know the schedule, you'll be fine. Sometimes they are extremely late but thats mostly because the traffic in morgantown is a nightmare 24/7.

There are zipcars but they're hard to find. I know for sure that you can find one or two at Towers on the evansdale campus.

Long distance transportation is just terrible. Unless you have a car to get you home on the holidays, you'll have to somehow find a way to get yourself to Pittsburgh that has an airport and greyhound bus station. The school has buses that go to various locations but unless you're a freshman, they're a bit inconvenient.

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4 College Junior

Computers: Printing on campus is easy now that you can put money on your mountaineer card online without that machine that was impossible to find. The network is usually reliable, it is available in all campus buildings and is usually pretty quick. You should have your own laptop since you'll find most of your classes require you to go online to your ecampus. A printer is THAT necessary but it definitely helps.

4 College Junior

Academics: I spent my freshman and sophomore year as an Athletic Training major. I loved everything about it! The teachers are so wonderful especially the ATTR 101 class. He'll make sure you're absolutely prepared for everything. The curriculum is set up so you can't fail. The work load is mostly hands on work but there will be tests every class and skill assessments every week. The best part is, you'll have a great time in the major. It's a lot of hard work and commitment it's fun at the same time. You get to work with the athletes and be in all of the different sporting facilities. If you pass the interview process, you'll be able to be on the WVU football field in one of your rotations.

4 College Junior

Academics: WVU offers a lot of different amenities to help you succeed. For example, I was really struggling with Chemistry and I never really knew about the free tutoring in the library. They have students who really know how to make you gain new insight on the material. The only problem was that it was at an inconvenient time at night when all the buses stopped running and you would have to catch a taxi home if you lived off campus. If it weren't for them, I probably would have failed.

Most classes here are really easy going. The teachers just want to help you succeed. Like all schools, you'll find the teachers who know the material front to back but just have a terrible way of teaching their students. It'll happen. You should always try and find them on ratemyprofessor.com.

the most popular study areas are the [obviously] the libraries (dowtown or evansdale), the blue and gold study halls in Towers, or the mountainlair (if you don't mind the loud noises and talking.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: When I was a freshman, I lived at Towers (lyon tower). I absolutely loved living in Towers. The only thing that really sucked was the Guest restrictions and my R.A.s kind of sucked too but that's just luck of the draw. I loved how everything you possibly needed was right in the building. The buses came right to Towers, the PRT was only a 3 minute walk, the gym was only a 3 minute walk, the dining hall was right there, the mail room was in the basement, all your friends were in the same building, there's a sand volleyball court right outside (which was the best part when the weather started getting warm. everyone would be outside sun tanning, playing volleyball with music. It was always my favorite part of the year for me). There are tennis courts, lacrosse fields, athletic turf fields, lots of food options, Krogers, and Engineering campus is all a short walk from Towers.

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College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid is always a hassle. It's just something you have to suck up and deal with if you need it.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: No one really cares about Frats or Sororities here. I mean, the frats throw great parties but no one cares if youre in one or not. It's not going to change anyone's opinion of you. I really don't even know what kind of sororities are out there. I'm only aware of the Frat presence on campus.

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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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