Location
Morgantown, WV
Undergrads
21,118
Tuition (in-state)
$19,632 ($6,456)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 1431 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Freshman

Weather: this is my first year so weather here has not been that bad. it does snow a lot but not a lot of accumulation and classes normally do not get cancelled as everything is pretty much in walking distance

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: campus is protected very well. their are a lot of campus security. off campus is patrolled by the local police. safety is always an issue no matter where you are. be smart and safe.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: found a good realtor who has helped. the key is do your own research and be prepared and know your budget

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Good varsity programs and facilities. The im sports are worth it too.

2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Alot of appartments but the move in days are earlier than the move out days so if you want to move to another appartment you have to sublease the appartment for 3 months. Doesnt make sense!

4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are great, it's hard to find a professor that is not ready or good at teaching their subject. Academics here are great I feel like I learn something every single day in class even if it is not related directly to my major.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: As a current freshman enrolled to be a Computer Science major as i am enthusiastic so are the professor which makes me ready to learn.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: West Virginia has a large campus that is surround by the university which makes this town awesome. Things are close are readily available with many means of transportation.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: West Virginia University is centered in the City of Morgantown. There is very limited parking, and it is offered first to upperclassmen. The prices range anywhere from $200-$600 for an academic year. At times your car could be as far away as a mile or two from where your classes are. Without a vehicle you can get around with ease of the PRT and Mountainline busses. On weekends if you want to go to walmart, target, ect. the university runs a bus on Sundays for this. If you do choose to drive to class there are multiple short term lots around the campus. These can range from $1 to $2 a hour. There are many options, but be prepared for traffic and make sure you leave an hour before class if you plan on driving there. The parking administration is also on their game when it comes to fines. If you park in a restricted lot you will be fined $20. They are very adamant and will fine/ticket/tow you within minutes so make sure you pay!

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2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As a freshman, I found the dorms very strict. I couldn't be as loud as I really wanted to, when I wanted to. But I guess that was a good thing because their goal was to set us up to succeed at the school by providing an atmosphere conducive to studying. The campus has a bad reputation for celebrating a little too hardy by burning things in the street after big wins, for example. The university and town come down hard on students caught participating in such poor displays.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining options vary from very affordable to high priced. The University have made sure there are an abundance of affordable dining options both on and off campus. Chick Filet and Little Caesars pizza are two of my personal, quick choices. When I have the time and money to sit down and eat, I choose Buffalo Wild Wings or Boston's Beanery. Many of the national food chains also have restaurants in the area. Five Guys, McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, and so many more.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: WVU has the greatest fan support and school spirit you will find anywhere. The students and fans from the area are very excited and participate in supporting the sports at the school. It really makes you feel so good as a student to have such amazing support and involvement from the surrounding community, Alumni, and state in general. It is impossible to put into words the atmosphere of a home football game. It is the experience of a lifetime!

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are excellent dining options on campus. There are several full service dining halls, a food court in the Mountainlair, and many affordable restaurants within walking distance. It's very convenient.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is interesting to participate in at my school. However, it is not a big deal if you're not a member of sorority or fraternity. They do host fun events during the course of the school year though!

2 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus isn't really known for it's colorful population. However there is some diversity in small numbers.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is good and accessible in a number of areas.

5 College Student

Athletics: All of our athletic games are so much fun! Although we may not be the best, the fans all have such a great time supporting the players from the field.

3 College Student

Scholarships: The employees at the finanical aid department aren't usually very friendly or helpful. You have to know exactly what you need to know, because they don't tell you very much.

3 College Student

Facilities: The drugs and alcohol consumed here is a bit ridiculous, but what can you expect from a university? I love the school and the atmosphere present before 8pm. Most of the staff are very helpful, but the dining halls are really small and there isn't a lot of room to move around.

2 College Student

Weather: Last week I didn't wear a jacket to class on Monday, wore a rain jacket Tuesday, and Wednesday, had a winter coat, boots, scarf, hat and gloves on. On most days, though, you can expect a street full of umbrellas and rain boots. It's awful to walk to class in it.

3 College Student

Facilities: West Virginia University's campus is like something you'll never see. There is a lot to do, but if you aren't into the party scene, it's hard to find something on campus that doesn't involve alcohol. Other than that, there is the Student Rec Center, the Mountainlair crowd, multiple clubs, three libraries, the lair green, WVU football and basketball games and High Street.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The Engineering and Nursing programs are top tier and very competitive. The night life is second to none... literally.The rec center looks very new and is great, the dorm rooms are quite spacious compared to others that I've seen.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys are pretty cool and laid back, you'll get some diversity of country boys, city boys, partiers, and engineers. Party school means a lot of the boys party. Girls are extremely attractive, I know quite a few girls that go out every night because they don't pay a single cent for anything.

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3 College Junior

Weather: It is very windy. So when it is cold, it becomes very cold. This wouldn't be too bad if you weren't walking 10-15 minutes to get to class. By the time I make it into the building my face feels frozen solid.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I haven't had any safety issues while on campus, however my classes are located in the Health Science Center right next to the campus police office. I have also never been on campus after dark.

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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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