West Virginia University

2,401 reviews
  1. Morgantown, WV
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
West Virginia University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
Stewart Hall, 1500 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26506
Website

West Virginia University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
SAT Range
940-1140
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$9,380/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,033/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,703/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,010/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,368/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,905/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.171 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.171 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.171 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,863Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 119 responses
Report
  • A Mountaineer
    52%
  • The school is very diverse.
    11%
  • Free
    10%
  • Montani Semper Liberi
    9%
  • Down to Earth
    7%
  • It's a jersey thing.
    3%
  • Nice
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.202 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.249 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 125 responses
Report
  • Prideful
    30%
  • One of a kind experience
    14%
  • Let's go Mountaineers!
    14%
  • Wild and wonderful West Virginia
    14%
  • Proud
    12%
  • Take me home, country roads
    6%
  • Worthwhile
    4%

After West Virginia University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.132 responses

Reviews

2,401 reviews
  • Excellent
    452
  • Very Good
    893
  • Average
    858
  • Poor
    141
  • Terrible
    57
I like how tight-knit of a community that the students and staff make up. Everyone is friendly and kind, something that took me a while to get used to. The dorms aren't terrible (although the community bathrooms don't get cleaned every day like they're supposed to). Dining hall food is A LOT better than I expected! It's the closest thing on the meal plan to a home-cooked meal, so I take advantage of it whenever I can. There is always some component of school staff to help me out, whether it's a professor or an RA. There are buses running all the time, so when the PRT is down or closed, I can always get to anywhere that I need to go. Even though this school has a party reputation, there are plenty of things to do besides going to the frats or clubs. The library is open practically all night, and WVU Up All Night has programs and free food going until 2 am on the weekends to give students fun things to do.
  • Freshman
  • 1 month ago
I really love going to school at West Virginia University. I've always gone to small private schools my whole life so to come to a big university, like WVU, has always been a dream of mine. There's no better feeling then being in the football stadium with your arms around perfect strangers singing Country Roads after a big win! Success in classes come first to me because I've sacrificed a lot and my family has sacrificed a lot in order to send me to school here. I've found a good balance between my academics, my involvement in my sorority, volunteering at the local hospital, and making the most of my college experience.
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago
I'm a first-time freshman and have not started my journey at West Virginia yet, but I rated the NSO (New Student Orientation) and all I can say is that everyone there is amazing. There are so many nice and friendly people that are easy to get along with. The Orientation leaders we outstanding and so energized for the new class of 2020! I made so many new friends at West Virginia and I didn't even start school thee yet! It's crazy! If I could hangout with them again during orientation I would go back in a heartbeat, because meeting new people is a wonderful experience and the views in West Virginia are amazing! Definitely five stars in my book.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 months ago