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
- Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies24Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
- 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
I applied for student aid and completed it on 4/4/2016. It took the woman in financial until 6/30/2016 to deny me of any type of financial aid or student loans. The deadline was 6/30/2016. I went to orientation on the 25th of June 2016 and she didn't bother to tell me. I turned everything they needed wasting my time as I am going through the student process. I cannot pay over 1100 in books for one semester and 6,000 for tuition and fees. The school did not bother to tell after going through this grueling process. I am disabled but that did not matter. I mean, the financial lady named Ariene was the one who was not very helpful for me getting aid but causing more trouble and heartache wanting to finish my degree. I made mistakes in the past. I have 106 credit hours and did very badly but now I was ready to make the straight A's I always did in high school. I am depressed and very unhappy that I had to go through so much and not even chance to finish a degree in Accounting. I guess it just wasn't meant to be at all. I am so disappointed in the school leading me on to think I would be a part of the WVSU college experience. I don't make that much for tuition and fees a year much less to take of myself. Very unhappy with Ariene. She was very unfriendly and I am not used to being spoken to as I am stupid.
- College Junior
- 4 months ago
so far everything has been good with the admissions process.
- College Freshman
- 5 months ago
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
- 6 months ago