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$19,632 ($6,456)
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Very Easy
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Reviews 1672 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Public Relations Major – Everything has been great! The teachers know what they are talking about and have experienced it in the real world, the staff is very helpful with advice, and the overall program is a experienced based program which I love. It's a amazing place to learn

5 College Student

Athletics: Sports Are Amazing – Football games are big. everyone gets really into it and we all come together as a whole school and have a good time we are one big mountaineer family.

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3 College Student

Diversity: Varies from Different Cultures – There are many different races and religions. everyone gets along well and diversity doesnt seem to matter

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College Student

Majors: I Love My Major in Exercise Physiology – I am truly happy with my current major and don't plan on changing it anytime soon. It will give me a good base in anatomy which I need for Medical school. My major's department at my university also gives you "hands-on" hours for your Junior and Senior year of college which help you look even more desirable for graduate school. My goal is to became a doctor, specifically an OB/GYN at the moment. My concerns for finding a job is all the sacrificing work I will have to put into it to get where I will want to be.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown Morgantown and Surrounding Areas – Downtown Morgantown has great options for late night snacks or anytime of the day eating. Surrounding areas such as Suncrest or the University Town Center in Star City also has a wide variety of choices.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Average Grade – There are not a lot of particularly attractive people. They are all sort of average.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms Are Great Meeting Place – The dorms are all pretty nice. They have been redone and kept up very nicely. The dorms are a great place to meet friends and people to hang out with. They usually also have a dining hall right in the dorm which makes getting food easier. Most of those in the dorms do stay up late but I did not and I was able to get some sleep.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: New and Old – There are many old ones but new ones are being built all the time. This university is expanding and growing like crazy. Many of the apartments are pricy if you are looking for a more decent one to stay in.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The places are good. There are many options available to us.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: Loud, Disruptive, Homophobic – The Greeks here tend to party loudly and set fire to things. Their casual use of homophobic slurs earn them no points from the more progressive members of the student body.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Process Is So Easy – The financial aid office really does take care of everything you need all you have to do is make sure you get the fafsa in on time. Scholarships are very easy to receive if you are aware of the deadline dates.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Scum Lords – There are a lot of living options off campus but you have to be careful about the land lords. Many of them do not care about you or your safety in your apartment. The apartments are generally overpriced, but if you look hard enough you can find something that's decent.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Feels Like Home – Upon arriving to campus and settling in I immediately knew that this is where I belong. Everyone is extremely friendly and willing to help you out. There are also a lot of things to do around campus, there are a lot of clubs and bars downtown as well as a lot of culturally diverse restaurants. Plus WVU is close to Pittsburg which means a lot of great concerts and shopping.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Most financial aid seems to go to in-state students and athletes, regardless of your academics. I am a 4.0 student and did not receive any type of scholarship from WVU the year I attended.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of WVU. There are many active frats and sororities on campus. I've been tp a few frats to party, each frat is similar, but has a few key differences. Most frats are cool, some are stuck up though.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Very Safe Campus – Mostly everyone is college students there. You can feel sale, even walking home at 2 A.M. There are police present as well as campus security and night staff patrolling the main streets and dorms.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS – Sports are amazing especially football season. Everyone tailgates and that in itself would be great but then you have the football game. We are awesome and there is no professional sports team in west virginia so everyone loves wvu. its hard to explain what its like going to a football game but you HAVE to experience it. Even basket ball is awesome. being in the standing section gets crazy and prepare to scream your ass off. win or loss we still booze.. if its a big enough game we burn couches. kind of dangerous and really bad if you get caught but its tradition.

4 College Freshman

Computers: You can rent computers from the library to use while your studying that day. The wifi has been decent in the beginning of the year but its been running extremely smooth now. All buildings that I've been in have wifi and I'm pretty sure the whole campus does too.

3 College Freshman

Academics: This is college so its going to be more difficult than high school. A S***LOAD of freshman get taken up by the party scene. Yes we absolutely do have the BEST PARTY SCHOOL but you need to spend time on school work. Professors are there if you need them. We have an amazing library and thousands of places to study like the mountain lair, library, dorms, anywhere outside, and usually buildings have some sort of area dedicated to studying with tables and chairs. Especially the Business and Economic building, and brooks Hall. The Undergraduate business program recently was ranked in the top 100 in the country. We also brought in a new Dean and have plans to build a better graduate building. But when your getting a job its more than academics. You have to get some extracurriculars. Its so easy to join a club.. ESPECIALLY FRESHMAN YEAR. if you've had it all throughout college it looks better than doing it starting your junior year. The academic business frat I'm in meets once a week for the 1st semester and then for the rest of your time in college its only twice a month.. NOT that hard.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are 8. Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi-O, Delta Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, and Sigma Kappa. Go through rush and get the feel for every single sorority. Also, try it before you just assume it's not for you. Keep an open mind, that's what college is all about. Since greek life here is kinda small compared to the south, we don't really have rivalries. We are all greek and all get along. Greek organizations also socialized some with non greek organizations so there isn't the hatred of greeks and non greeks.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: DRUNK BREAKFAST – this isn't a joke. WVU offers you nachos till midnight on Friday and Saturday and after that they offer eggs and biscuits. They literally hand you free food when you have the drunk munchies. It's part of their Up All Night program at the Mountain Lair and they usually have something fun for people to do who don't go out and drink on the weekends. It's fun to watch though when you are drunk and I love nachos when I'm drunk.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Every building at WVU looks old and dirty on the outside, it's just how this town is. But the people who rent out the houses and apartments do an amazing job making the inside beautiful and confortable. WVU offers a lot of resources to help find off campus housing and you can generally find a place to live according to your needs and wants. There is also a free service the school provides and they will read your housing contract for you and help you better understand it. Generally people pay around $500 or $600 a month. Parking is usually a seperate cost along with utilities.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You can walk out at 3 in the morning and there will be people walking down everyroad. The dorm buildings are secured for their residents after 9 pm every night. Campus police is everywhere here. I have never felt unsafe at WVU.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are always things to do at night. High street pretty much has a ton of bars and clubs you can go to. The girls on high street can be really slutty though.

3 College Senior

Transportation: PRT Is Decent – WVU has a number of transit options, including a tram-like personal rapid transit system. It's good-- when it works.


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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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