The academic take at WVU seems to revolve around the teachers. Most students say that with the right teachers their classes are great and worthwhile. Students generally do not have personal relationships with teachers until they get into higher level classes, but once a student reaches those courses, class sizes tend to be smaller and offer a more intimate setting where students can interact with their professors more easily. Teachers in smaller classes are usually more accessible than in larger classes because there aren’t as many students fighting for their time, and students agree they get more out of the smaller classes than they do in a class five times the size. Some classes are comprised of 30–40 students, while others are made up of more than 200 students, but students can see the size of the class and choose which professor they want to take during registration. If a student prefers to have easy access to their professor, it may be smarter for them to try and register for smaller classes.
The workload also varies from class to class, as well as from professor to professor. Some professors prefer not to give any work outside of class and just have the grade depend on a certain number of quizzes and exams. Others would rather give assignments and readings every night and cut down on exams. Generally, the workload is enough that students must put in enough time, or they will not make the grade.