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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Turned out way better than I had anticipated. Although, I initially didn't plan to attend, it turned out to be the best decision I could have made regarding my passions and what I wanted to pursue. The geography department is easily one of th best in the nation.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've really loved going to WVU. I really feel like I've been able to learn so much here, not only in class, but also as a person. I've grown since my first day as a freshman into what I believe is a better version of myself. I've learned to accept help and even ask for it when I need it, and to utilize every resource. The professors here are, for the most part, incredibly intelligent people who are dedicated and care deeply about their class material, and their students. I believe they are willing and excited to help their students do well in their classes and succeed in life. There are such a variety of teaching styles and class sizes, it's almost impossible to get stuck in a class you don't like. I had to test out what worked best for me, but once I figured it out, I was able to schedule my courses to benefit me. Being such a large school, there are an incredible amount of different courses. They have a wine tasting class, can you believe that?! WVU is such an amazing school.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm fairly confident that I'll be able to get a job after I graduate, but I know there is the possibility that I may not be in my dream job as an English major. Being such a popular major, it is a competitive job market, which is why I plan on furthering my degree if I am able to do so. I feel that with the right connections and the help of the career center, though, I will be able to secure a decent job, at the least. I know for sure that whatever it is will be better than the job I have now to help get me through college.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I didn't love living on campus, although it was nice to live within walking distance to all of my classes. Perhaps the best part of living in a dorm was the cafeteria downstairs in my dorm, so I could eat whenever I wanted without having to really get dressed out of my pajamas if I didn't want to. I liked the ease of making friends there as well, but sharing such a tiny space with someone you just met is a lot to get used to, especially when you don't get along. The resident advisors were nice enough, although I do believe they played favorites, at least on my floor. All in all, living in the dorm was a good decision for my freshman year, but I wouldn't ever choose to live there again.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I wouldn't know first-hand, as I am not involved with a sorority, but I've heard how other people feel about greek life. The joke is that the students are essentially paying for fake friends, but I can't attest to the truth behind that statement. Many people are involved in greek life--maybe half of the people I interact with. However, no one looks down on you if you're not involved. Although they may look down on you if you are; fraternities have a pretty bad reputation for rape on campus, although they're only rumors and rarely get reported.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I don't participate extremely actively in athletic activity, but I do know one thing: football is incredibly important to not only WVU students, but residents all over West Virginia. People expect to go to every game in the season, and are disappointed when unable. The school spirit is undeniable when it comes to football games. Individual students may have their differences, but everyone is able to come together to cheer on the team. As for other sports, basketball is heavily watched throughout the state as well, but it doesn't have quite the turnout as football does. Any other sports are hardly mentioned--unless a student specifically says something to me I almost never hear about the accomplishments of the other sports. I've heard the recreation center is nice for athletes and non-athletes alike, although I've never been there myself. There are supposedly many useful and nice amenities.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Although I haven't always been the best student, the faculty has helped me and given me the resources I need to identify and treat a mental illness of mine, and also to accept the mistakes I've made as a student and grow from them. I was able to go from my grades steadily dropping from my initial semester at 2.25, to withdrawing from a term, to immediately picking myself back up and getting a 4.0 in my most recent semester. I have no doubt that at any other university, I would not have been able to pull this off, and for that I am grateful to my school, and would not have chosen any other school had I known this would happen and been given another choice.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are a ton of places on campus to get the help you need for whatever your problem may be

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are some really great professors but there are some you want to stay away from. Ratemyprofessor.com

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The student career center is great they really help a lot if you get active

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If you plan on having fun in College 9/10 youll get written up by an RA on your floor

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am in a Fraternity so I think its great!! A lot of my GDI friends enjoy coming up to my house too.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have very good sports Teams. Our rifle team has won pretty much the last 20 National Championships. Our Womens Soccer was ranked 1 at some point in the season. Our mens soccer team is very good too. Our football team goes off and on of the top 25 list. And our Mens basketball team went to the Sweet 16 last year (2014)

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love West Virginia University!! Im glad I applied, its been one of the best experiences of my life.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: WVU has Police everywhere on campus, especially at night to help ensure the safety of its students

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most of my teachers were very helpful and made it clear that they wanted to help me out in any possible way. Though some of my teachers made it clear to not come to their office hour times because they "don't like visitors". Some classrooms were huge, therefor I didnt really have any one on one time with the teacher

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: WVU is very helpful in the internship process, they can help you look for specific ones for your major, and they are very willing to accept internships from outside parties.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in a little room with one other person, we barely had enough room to breathe. Also, when winter came around in the fall semester, it took them about a month to get the heating system up at running, and they wouldn't allow personal space heaters, so we were in the cold for a long time. Also, the showers didn't like to provide hot water a lot of times. Dorm life is so not fun.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: All of our Sports teams are something to cheer about. We have a great football, basketball, and soccer team. They are the reason we have so much pride at WVU

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love being at WVU. People take Pride in this school. Teachers can be very helpful. I never went to a school with school spirit until I went to West Virginia University. I have met so many friends in my journey through the years and I cant wait to make more.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are many services and movements in place on campus to prevent and help deal with these issues.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The classes are a little too big for me most of the time, but the professors are very knowledgeable, and since the school is a "research school" we mostly are fed only the top of the line information.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As far as I know a certificate from West Virginia University is nationally recognized as a strong degree.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing is appropriate for what's necessary and depending on where your classes are on campus, they are close enough to class to not be a hassle.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Recently there were some things that happened within the Greek life community that left a negative impression on many people.

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Overall, students have made it pretty clear that they are really enjoying their time at WVU. Looking back through this book, it can be seen that WVU has garnered many high grades for subjects such as social scene, academics, and athletics. It is clear that there are many things the school excels in. The aforementioned are huge parts of campus life at WVU, and the students have said nothing but good things about them. While there were many high grades, there were a few grades that show the University could still improve in certain areas. It is clear that the campus dining services are not doing a great job pleasing the students, nor is the parking situation on campus. Considering these are two pretty important things on a college campus, the University should quickly take the right steps to move those two issues into a positive direction.

The attitude at WVU seems pretty split between academics and social events. While most students attend WVU with the expectation of a great education, there are a select few who come to WVU because of the potential party scene. Either way, WVU offers something for each side. With each incoming class comes the promise to improve upon faults and provide students with the best possible experience and education. The athletics program is on the rise and on the verge of gaining national prominence. The academic programs are showing promise as more WVU graduates are gaining recognition for their accomplishments. WVU is a student-oriented university, and should be considered by incoming freshmen who want to be treated to a great college education and experience.

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