Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeC
West Virginia State University is ...
NCAA Division II (with football)
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
West Virginia State University Rankings
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High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities65Graduates
- Elementary Education44Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies38Graduates
- Business Administration and Management37Graduates
- High School Education37Graduates
- Social Work and Youth Services26Graduates
- Recreation & Fitness24Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.20 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.26 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responsesReport
After West Virginia State University
- Very Good83
When I first got to State I did not expect to see people dress so appropriately! Tge one thing you will notice is all the football players walking around in their sweats listening to music on their Beats. Everyone else is in jeans sitting on the benches or grass studying together in groups. In the afternoon you will see people playing games in the field. It's not a huge campus so you can build a friendship with just about everyone. The girls walking around trying to be all fixed up in case they meet somone. The guys are just casual. You always know when it's speech day, because everyone in Speech class dresses up professionally! What I really love about everyone is no one is afraid to be themselves.
- College Sophomore
- Sep 14 2013
WVSU is definitely diverse. The current struggle on campus is finding a happy medium between black and white students and culture, and bridging the divide between on-campus residents and commuters. Some of the events are a little too much, and when we do have one, it just seems to be at inopportune times. Also, it's nothing like a modern, progressive college campus, and the "progressive energy" our Vice President of Student Affairs speaks of is virtually non-existent except in the board rooms where the boosters convene. Yes, I am slightly bitter; but I love this campus. I love the history and the diversity, and the different type of college experience discovered here. I might even say that coming here was a blessing in disguise, although every blessing has its burden, too.
- College Sophomore
- 7 months ago
Most professors are helpful and knowledgeable in their fields. Usually they have first hand experience with whatever they are teaching as well. Film professors are filmmakers, language professors have been to the countries, and so on. However there are few professors for each campus section (such as there's just a couple to few professors in the music dept, several in the comm dept, several in the science, a few in the English, etc) so it becomes difficult if you can't learn to the professor's teaching style or have personal issues with the professor/etc. Also due to the low staff, certain required classes are only offered every other other semester or only one class at a time during one semester, making it difficult to maintain the amount of credit hours to accommodate students that work and/or have families to tend to or to graduate on time.
- College Junior
- Dec 29 2014