West Virginia University

2,404 reviews
  1. Morgantown, WV
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.106 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.106 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.106 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 64 responses
Report
  • A Mountaineer
    53%
  • Free
    14%
  • Montani Semper Liberi
    11%
  • The school is very diverse.
    5%
  • It's a jersey thing.
    3%
  • Down to Earth
    3%
  • Nice
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.146 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.189 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Prideful
    42%
  • One of a kind experience
    28%
  • Proud
    19%
  • Wild and wonderful West Virginia
    6%
  • Worthwhile
    4%
  • Wondrous
    2%
  • Let's Go!
    0%

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%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses

Reviews

2,404 reviews
  • Excellent
    450
  • Very Good
    888
  • Average
    857
  • Poor
    141
  • Terrible
    56
This is the most beautiful campus we have seen to date. The faculty, students, buildings, everything about it was top notch. The friendly feel of the town, the easy commute from dorm to classrooms, the Mountainlair are all beyond our expectations. We loved the picturesque views, the beautiful mountains and the variety of amenities!
  • Niche User
  • 11 days ago
This school has a sense of home and pride that is unbeatable. I'm an out of state student and though I love my home back in Ohio, going back to West Virginia University. I never feel unsettled. It truly is a great school. I remember going to visit thinking it wouldn't be my cup of tea, but as I walked around and learned about the university it's self, I thought "wow...I feel right at home." I knew then that this was the school for me. That is why if I had to do college all over again, I would certainly choose WVU.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
I haven't really enjoyed my experience at this school. I would venture to say the great majority of the students are just here to party and drink. Not many in my major are putting their education first. However the location is very pretty with lots to do.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago