Morgantown, WV
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3 College Freshman

Transportation: when everything is up and running, wvu transportation is really nice and convienent. the prt breaks down a lot. and when that happens, the busses get filled with people and students have a hard time getting to class on time. when the prt is down, its really stressful getting from campus to campus. when everything is working, its very easy and convenient.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: dining halls at wvu are decent. when i first arrived on campus, i enjoyed it but then shortly after that i got sick of the same food all the time.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I pretty much always feel safe on campus. There are blue security lights every block that you can press when you're in trouble and a police officer shows up very shortly after. There's also a system in place that sends your phone a text alert when something is going on that shouldn't be happening.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: WVU is one of the biggest party schools; it's pretty easy to avoid the drug scene if you don't want to get involved with it, but it's definitely there. People party every weekend and some weekdays - but that doesn't mean you have to.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Most of WVU's student body are caucasian white americans, and we do have the typical West Virginia redneck stereotype put upon us. Yet there are quite a few international students and many many out of state students.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Many of the professors and students are quite dedicated to their field of study, which is quite refreshing. Unfortunately, there are even more students who are just there to "party," and couldn't care any less about school, so it kind of seems like professors and TA's are wasting their time. The workload isn't bad, and the classes aren't very difficult if you study consistently and schedule yourself. Many of the professors-although very knowledgeable-are not native to the United States, which seems to cause a lot of problems with students succeeding in certain classes. There are a lot of "B+" programs, and a lot of programs that are growing like music and performing arts. The strongest program seems to be engineering, as there is such a demand for that kind of worker in the area.

1 College Freshman

Weather: The weather fluctuates quite a bit. One day it may be 75 degrees, and the next it may be snowing and below 30.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a substantial amount of aid, but the financial aid offices are frustrating, rude, negligent, and quite the opposite of helpful.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: As far as the dining hals, there is no variety and everything kind of tastes like it's been left out for hours. If you look you can find good restaurants, though.

3 College Junior

Athletics: team sports are good to great most of the time i've been around

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Classes do not cancel and there is quite a bit of time spent in the outside. It pays to be prepared.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: All the facilities were remodled and are brand new they are very nice.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Since their ar so many hills and their are many sights to see

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Their are many difffrent people on campus. But the school can be omre diverse.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i live in lincoln and love it. i have met so many people through living there. its easily the nicest dorm on campus, most people refer to it as the "hotel." it is a bit more expensive then the other options but it is worth it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: campus food is okay. its just gets boring after a while. you always have the option to eat healthy which i really like. its not terrible, just cafeteria food. summit and boreman are easily the two best dining halls on campus. i try to stay away from towers. at first its really good and then it just goes down hill.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: WVU revolves around athletics. The students energy effects the players and vice versa. We back our sports 100%. We have fantastic workout facilities and a great coliseum and football field.

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1 College Freshman

Scholarships: If your parents have money, you get nothing. Universities don't understand that just because our parents have money; it doesn't mean the students do. In the mean time, you can go to school completely free on financial aid and have a 1.6 GPA and you get to slack your way to a degree.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Housing at WVU is difficult. It's either cheap and filthy or nice and expensive. The more people you have living together, the cheaper it is. All-in-all, make a lot of friends.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm almost into my spring semester of my freshman year and i'm still having trouble with financial aid. it takes a lot of work but if you want it then it'll be worth it. My advice is to start early and then It wont be so hard.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The police are pretty strict with people out partying and drinking which I think is pretty nice but sometimes It is possoble to get in trouble when youre not the one doing it. For example your roommate could be drinking in your room and you'd get cited too since it's your room.

4 College Student

Nightlife: The night life is very popular at WVU. Our school was ranked the number one party school in the United States. There will always be somewhere to go at night if you want to party.

2 College Student

Parking: Finding parking on our campus is a disaster. If you do not get there early enough in the morning, then it is almost impossible to find parking. As long as you do not park illegally, tickets and fines are not a problem. Just finding parking on or around campus is almost impossible.

5 College Student

Facilities: The student life at WVU is full of oppurunities. It has a dining hall, plenty of fast food centers, a rec. center, 2 great libraries, and amazing labs for both the sciences and arts. Many fraternities and sororities are available to all students and other civic organizations. It is an amazing place to spend your college years.

5 College Student

Facilities: My school has a variety of oppurtunites to offer it's students. Every undergraduate degree and many graduate degrees seem to be offered at WVU. I have been planing to attending this university since I began looking at colleges. I encourage other students to attend WVU; the people, classes, and oppurtunities are great!


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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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