Morgantown, WV
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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Just recently they started to build more dorms, they have quality locations and transportation for dorms up on evansdale too.

3 College Junior

Majors: Basically just keep a pretty decent GPA and get your GECs out of the way and you'll have no problem.

3 College Junior

Majors: The choice of majors have just recently expanded, some pretty cool certificate programs have started this year as well.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The police are pretty understanding when you make a fool of yourself, they just want everyone safe.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: It's alooooot of work if you're majoring in the sciences. Be prepared to stay up passed 2 a.m. for chem or bio or econ or physics...But WVU prepares you for the outside world..the professors could be alot better and a variety would be nice because you only get to pick between two teachers for chem 115 and you can tell which is the better one when all the spots are filled up for one teacher when the other professor has like 100 openings smh but even with bad professor, its still possible to make A's..you just have to work harder like actually knowing all their office hours.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a pre-pharm major and WVU has one of the top pharmacy schools in the United States.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I loveeee where I'm at. I live in the district (Campus Evolution) and it has everything to a spa, gym, lounge, basketball court, etc. I live in a 2 bedroom apartment is it's 613 a month, that's a bit pricey. But, you can def opt for a 4 bedroom or 3 bedroom for a lower price. I just had to get a 2 bedroom because it's a lot more spacious...and I mean walk in closet spacious lol.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: I mean it's West Virginia. It does rain a bit but it's not too bad. The weather is way better than some places I've been.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: You'll definitely have fun! If you're 18 and over of course, you'll love it!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Brooke Tower my freshman year and it was just okay. I had an amazing roommate but some horrible floor mates. It's co-ed so I dealt with the guys being loud and immature. I hated to leave my door open because I guess people thought it was okay to just come in when ever they felt like it. The community bathrooms weren't horrible as I thought initially but I'm glad to be moving off campus this semester!

5 College Senior

Athletics: We are simply the best. Football is huge at our school since we just recently entered into the Big 12 Conference. Not only is the whole school involved, but so is the town. There is definitely a feeling of family during sporting events. Although athletes are huge at the school, the students who aren't athletes still get a chance at athleticism as well. There are many club reams and a huge recreation center that fits everyone's needs.

5 College Senior

Academics: As a Deans List student, I am very pleased with the quality of academics. The teachers and advisors are wonderful and the way classes are taught are phenomenal.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Although there is always something going on at my big school that demands the police force, they are very good at what they do and the school gets involved by assessing a fine and making the student take a class on whatever topic the offense was for. I think this is a very good way to enforce how the school feels about crime.

2 College Freshman

Weather: You get an experience of all types of weather here!

1 College Freshman

Parking: Ticketing is expensive ! And their is hardly any parking anywhere.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: WVU is a blast. I don't personally go to bars/clubs, but I have heard that they are a lot of fun. The house parties are my favorite part. They help you to let loose after a long week of classes. The transportation on the weekends is also good because it runs later into the night so that students aren't tempted to drunk drive or drunk walk around campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a nursing major, so many of my courses are located in the health sciences campus. This campus is very new and very nice. The new, clean classrooms make it comfortable to learn in and help to concentrate. The workload can be intimidating but if it's what you want to do, you are more willing to do the work that comes along with it!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are nothing special to live in. I just got my own off campus apartment for this school year and it is much more comfortable and enjoyable. The dorm buildings are decent, but towers are extremely old and the elevators can be scary to ride on.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers in the classrooms and libraries are very useful and high speed. The wireless network for students tends to be slow sometimes. It is also quite annoying that you have to constantly log onto the student wireless network, whether it be from your phone or computer.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: WVU has many great professors that truly care about your education. There are a huge amount of courses to choose from, whether they contribute to your major or are just something that you wish to take for enjoyment. The registration process is extremely simple because we use a system called "MIX." MIX makes so many things so simple.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is pretty unique at WVU. First off, we have two campuses. You will probably have classes at both campuses so you need to be aware of all your options. We are fortunate that the Morgantown bus service (MountainLine Transit) is free to us. There is even the Blue and Gold line that is a constant loop between the Downtown campus and the Evansdale campus. The other option is the PRT. It's swedish technology and breaks down all the time. There are 5 stops but you don't stop at each one, you get on the car that is going to your stop. It's pretty cool but you get tired of it being so unreliable. If there's anything falling out of the sky, I would recommend not taking the PRT. The PRT is also free. You can have a car on campus. But getting a parking spot other than at the Law School is really hard. The Law School parking lot is really far away and really annoying to get to. A parking pass for the semester is like $300. It's worth it is you need to go home a lot, but otherwise I would leave your car at home. The roads are horrible here anyways and impossible to navigate.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus. The downtown campus itself is very well lit. There's emergency poles everywhere and easy access to the PRT and bus stops. The problem is that if you don't live on downtown campus or on-campus at all, then once the PRT closes you have to rely on the buses. But the buses stop at certain times and don't have stops everywhere. So you have to keep track of time or have money for a cab or suck it up and walk. It's not too horrible, just something you have to keep in mind. I feel better in a group setting, but if I was alone, I wouldn't feel to unsafe because campus police and morgantown police are everywhere. Sure, they're mainly there to look for drunk people, but if I felt unsafe I'm sure I could go up to them and they would help me.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus Housing is decent. All the dorms on the downtown campus are older. I lived in Summit Hall and my dad said it reminded him of the dorms he lived in during the 80's. Most dorms have been updated, so they don't look dingy, but not all have AC. The downtown dorms are all centrally located to class and transportation (to get to the Evansdale campus). The best dorms for Freshman are Towers on the Evansdale campus, they are four towers with their own cafeteria and geared towards freshmen. There's also apartment dorms. I hear they're good, nothing fancy.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: As a future Public Relations it will be essential for me to get an internship because that is a way to get your foot in the door to get a job after college. Experience is also extremely valuable for your resume, whether paid or unpaid. I have not had an internship yet, but I have visited the Career Services Center at WVU and I feel like if my department did not have enough resources to get me a good, valuable internship, they would be able to assist my search.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It is a really pretty and nice community to be around.


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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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