Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeA+
West Virginia University is ...
NCAA Division I-A
Big Twelve Conference
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.
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.171 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.171 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.171 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities649Graduates
- Recreation & Fitness165Graduates
- Exercise Physiology146Graduates
- Business Administration and Management139Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering138Graduates
- Animal Sciences and Husbandry129Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.202 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.249 responses
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After West Virginia University
- Very Good893
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.
- 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