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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5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Non-Existent to Me! I have yet to see anyone using drugs on campus. Im sure it depends on the type of one associates with. The school has a very scrict policy on students or faculty not using drugs.

4 College Junior

Academics: At WVU there is a very good biolgy program. The classes are challenging and, depending on the teacher, are very interesting. The workload is not alot but one has to definetely put in more work than they did in high school. It depends on how fast the person understands the material. The Life Sciences Building is beautiful and has many useful laboratories for the students to use. The administrations office workers are very helpful and reliable. I have enjyoed my experiences with the biology department at my school.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: WVU professors are available upon appointment. No student should find it difficult to reach a professor.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Mostly White – At west Virginia University, the students are predominantly white with very few minorities.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Hot Girls Are Easy to Come by – Every single day when I leave for class, I see another girl that blows my mind. I'm from New Jersey, and I have never seen anything like the girls at WVU. They all have personalities too. Many of them like to party also, which is good if you're into that, but if you're not, you still won't have trouble meeting them. Just talk to girls in your classes or join a student organization that you're into. You'll find them quite easily.

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Most Places Are Pretty Good – If you eat on the downtown campus, you're in for a treat! They have extremely good food. However, if you're eating on the Evansdale campus, avoid anything except the Brew and Gold. The dining hall on the Evansdale campus is called the "Evansdale Cafe" and it is absolutely terrible. This is why I rated dining at a B+ instead of an A. The good thing is that there are so many options. When you go to a college with as many students as WVU, you can have more dining halls. This allows for more variety. The meal plan system is also great. You have the option of using "Meals Plus" which is like a debit system for resteraunts like Burger King, Quizznos, Tazikis, and Chic-fil-a. Everything else is done in meals.

3 College Junior

Academics: Management Information Systems – I am in the Business College. The business college at WVU was recently voted in the top 100 business colleges in the country. The facilities are all pretty new and equipped with the newest technology to teach students. A lot of people think that big schools are all giant lecture halls that are hard to learn in, but at WVU that just isn't the case. Most classes are around 30 people, which is pretty average. We have a system at our school called Mountaineer Trak which is specifically developed for job placement and internship. All of the teachers really know what they are talking about. They aren't just a bunch of people who learned business from being in a classroom either, they're real people who speak from experience.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics at WVU are among the top in the country. The mens team went to the final four last year and the 2nd round this year. The women's soccer team was among the elite. The women's basketball team was good. The athletic facilities are top notch. Everyone has mountaineer fever. The football team could finish stronger though.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: WVU is a very social school. Everyone has different personalities and it's very hard not to have friends here. It is a big party school, and that is what gives us a lesser reputation. Just about everyone drinks. The girls are attractive but mostly slutty.

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3 College Junior

Academics: The workload varies for different majors. Most classes provide a decent workload, the professors are mostly fair and knowledgeable. The registration process went by smoothly. There seems to be a lot of exercise physiology majors and athletic trainers. The music department is underated.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Wouldn't Have Wanted to Go Anywhere Else – I absolutely love West Virginia University, I couldn't imagine being anywhere else. I've met some of the most amazing people and the majority of people are really friendly, you just have to be willing to put yourself out there. Plus WVU's academic cirriculum is excellent. Most teachers have a firm grasp on the subjects they teach and are willing to offer any help if needed. There's tons of programs around campus to become involved in and lots of places for help with any thing. WVU really does have everything you need to prepare you for the real world while having fun doing it.

2 College Senior

Parking: Needs Improving – Parking on campus can be a bit stressful. You need to request a permit parking spot about six months in advanced and they cost a pretty penny. The parking spots that you pay for on an hourly basis fill quickly. If you dont get there before 9am your chances of getting a spot are slim to none. Parking off campus is limited as well and is often costly.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: It's a Drinking School – West Virginia University has a rep for being a drinking college. It is evident that we are if you are around the football stadium on a gameday or on High Street almost any given night of the week. Poliece officers will stop people if they are being too beligerent. As far as drugs go they are around, it usually just depends on the people you surround yourself with. Marijuana is more than likely the second runner to alcohol on campus.

4 College Senior

Academics: Dub V – The facilities, the opportunities available, the Greek life, the teaching staff

2 College Senior

Transportation: buses run everywhere. prt goes to all parts of campus but breaks down frequently

3 College Senior

Greek Life: greek life is important but not the most important thing on campus.

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2 College Senior

Campus Dining: lots of dining halls to pick from. food offered is okay. could be better.

3 College Student

Diversity: 40% of the attending undergraduates here at WVU are from New Jersey because out of state is less than in state for them. othere than that the other 40 % are local. Then finnally the rest are ussually minorities from all aroung the last 20 % that is.

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3 College Student

Computers: Great, Depending. Computers here are great, fast and reliable. Although thats only a 100% accurate in a few of the computer labs, others do have small glitches, but are still fairly fast.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Yes, I have taken many tours and been around Morgantown alot in the past two years; it is said to be in the top ten safest schools. I do feel safe at West Virginia University.

College Freshman

Nightlife: NOT AWARE – NIGHT LIFE I HAVE NO IDEA OF HOW THE NIGHT LIFE IS BUT AS FOR A DAY LIFE IT IS VERY EXCITING.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: GOOD EXPERIENCE – THOUGH THE CHANCE OF LIVING ON CAMPUS WERE VERY SLIM FOR AN OVER AGED STUDENT LIKE ME, I WOULD SAY THAT THE LIFE ON CAMPUS IN VERY INTERESTING.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: QUIET AND PEACEFULL – WEST VIRGINIA IS ONE OF THE BEST INSTITUTION WITH AN ENVIRONMENT PRESENTING ALL FEATURES TO HELP STUDENT BE AT EASE AND TO FEEL OVERWHELMED WITH THE COMFORT OF BEING A COLLEGE STUDENT.

3 College Student

Facilities: Campus Life – You have thousands of people from many different places in a small area of West Virginia. WV is very unique in itself and has a lot of things (definitely types of people) already here. Summers are very nice though, and there just tends to be a positive feeling toward others on campus (besides for people from New Jersey, which those at WVU and from WV tend to not enjoy all that much).

3 College Student

Weather: Snows a lot, and it rains a lot. They never cancel classes unless there is a state of emergency, and even then it's questionable as to if they will have class or not.

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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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