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 Junior

Parking: Parking is a big issue here at WVU. However, because parking is such a pain WVU offers many alternatives such as the PRT, the Mountainline (bus), and many people live so close to campus that they can just walk.

3 College Junior

Academics: I really am enjoying the Athletic Coaching Education Masters program at WVU right now. It is nice to have three courses a week, but it would be nice to have more bonding time with my classmates.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is avalible for those wanting to be a part of it, but if you don't want to be then it isn't a big deal. Greek life does a lot of philanthropy around campus and Morgantown. They throw parties and what not that others not in Greek are invited to and others that you may not be invited to. If you aren't in a frat or sorority it isn't a big deal as it may be at some other schools.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: If I could go back in time I would have taken my time to sit down and think about how much financial aid I truly needed intstead of just taking out as much money as I possibly could, because now I owe all of that money back.

4 College Junior

Academics: I came to WVU because that is where my Grandfather graduate from. I then went into the Sport Management program and it became like my second family. The professors are all very nice and really want their students to succed.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the restaurants downtown are small, sports bar- like places. They're pretty cheap and affordable for students. Buffalo Wild Wings has speials frequently. Volcano is a good sushi place. All in all, there is pretty good variety.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The cops in Morgantown won't hesitate to arrest students for public intoxication, or drug possession. On the first week of the semester, the cops arrested a few students for keeping weed in their dorm. However, you have to be drawing negitive attention to yourself to get caught.

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Downtown is not really that good. I recommend walking if you live downtown or if you have a parking permit. There is a decent parking garage by the Mountainlair, but it fills up quickly and people are a little crazy there. However, if you live on Evansdale, Health Science area and have to travel downtown or stay nearby to take the PRT, you should park at the collesium. It is a huge parking lot and yes, you'll still have to walk but it makes it more convient. Plus no worries on ticketing.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Promise Scholarship – This is a WV resident scholarship but awesome. You need to maintain a certain GPA throughout college (3.0 I think) once you qualify in order to keep it, but it pays for the entire tuition. Then for being a science major, there is a SMART grant available for junior and senior years.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Good and Decent Choices – There are a lot to choose from off campus and some really good hole-in-the-wall restuarants. I was never disappointed in appearance or tastiness that I remember. Always good to try new things. :-)

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Marijuana and Alcohol – The most popular party activity is drinking, however, marijuana is pretty big as well. Of course not everyone does either/or, and it depends on the type of people you choose to hang out with. The dorms do not tolerate underage drinking, however.

5 College Senior

Diversity: Every Race, Every Religion – WVU has students from all over the world. There are so many different clubs/groups for just about every religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. There is support for everyone with any background.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Yes my major is a great major for me. Criminology degrees open you up to many career possibilities including the FBI with is a career goal of mine.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Lots of people partake in drugs and alcohol, but a large number do not. It is not hard to avoid, and not hard to find.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on Campus – Campus living was moderately cheap, however busy with the ongoing night life, but for the most part clean and safe.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Can Get Lost – With the large class sizes at WVU it is easy to not show up to class and not seek out information from the teacher. This is not to say that when asked the WVU staff have always been helpful and gone out of there way to help me be successful.

Recent Alumnus

Majors: The program is a good one and the professors are interesting and some are real practioners which is nice as they bring real experiences to the classroom. Out of field is just like repeating high school which is a real drawback to any degree program.

Recent Alumnus

Majors: Relatively Easy – Taking the required classes and applying for addmission is all it takes to get in to the Psychology program. Grades are important so you cannot just take the classes and make poor grades.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Victims Advocacy – This was a great use of my psychology degree as it related to persons involved with the criminal justice system. They are the victims in cases and at times just need someone to listen and in turn advocate for them. I attended court hearings, took down notes and copied documentation as needed for the office.

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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone Is Kind – All guys and girls at WVU seem to really enjoy campus life and love being involved in the university activities.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Process Was Smooth – The financial aid process was fairly smooth process for me. I was able to obtain and borrow the money needed for school.

3 College Junior

Computers: Free Workshops – WVU offers free technology workshops, other than the MicroSoft Suites, Adobe, Dreamwear, HTML, CSS and web page design is available at Student Technology Resources.

3 College Junior

Facilities: There's Something Always Happening – WVU offers everyone something. The newly erected student recreational center is incredible. The facility is over 177, 000 square feet which features everything from aquatics, wall climbing, group exercises, 3-on 3 basketball tournament, 5K runs Team Splash and Dash and some great community activates too. .So if you want to work off those freshmen 15 or just need to get out of your dorm this is a great place to help the get away.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Student Job Search – My school has a student jobs listing which is advertised via email. The postings are advertise for on and off campus opportunities. These postions can be in coporate, small businesses, community based or local residents looking for some assistance.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: WVU has a great rec center, that features a beautiful pool for recreational swimming, as well as a separate lap pool for exercise. The rec also has a great climbing wall that spans three stories, and two floors of exercise equipment. There are also several basketball courts, squash courts, and badminton courts, as well as several classrooms. Many group exercise classes are offered, at various times throughout the day, free of charge for students. There is a large parking lot, and there are rarely issues finding a parking space. Also, it is located directly next to the PRT, so alternate transportation is always available. The rec also has a snack bar that features smoothies and other healthy snacks for after your workout. The center is beautiful, with large glass walls that overlook a pond and nature area. The rec makes exercising fun and enjoyable.

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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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