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Reviews 2364 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, WVU is a great place to learn. The school is large and has an event going on every week. Sports are always having games to let off some steam at. The people are great. They hire great teachers so I always feel like I'm ahead in class. Ultimately, there isn't any other place I'd like to be.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love West Virginia University! The people are great, and the school offers a whole lot of opportunity for each individual's needs. I'm very happy I became a mountaineer!!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The social life, academics, professors and the school as a whole is the best! I can count on West Virginia University to fulfill my dreams.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love West Virginia University because it has everything one could ever wish for in a school. It provides great academics, is the home of great people, and of course, it houses the most school spirit out of any other school in the world.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Perfect sized campus, great school spirit, awesome majors.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: My school is unique because it has the charm of the south up in the mountains.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school is perfect for some. My first year I had a difficult time adjusting, so I'm still wondering whether I made the wrong choice, or if I simply did not try to enjoy it enough. Most of my problems are socially. The professors are great and the campus is beautiful.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would choose my school again in a heart beat. The school spirit is vividly shown walking around the campus. I love the excitement and proudness everyone feels for just being a mountaineer! I haven't been to my school much because I am only a freshman but the times I've gone to visit have been amazing!

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: What makes my school unique is the school spirit each student, professor and alum carry with them throughout their time at WVU and for the rest of their life. The passion WVU instills in you, begins at your freshmen orientation and it never stops. My major is all about hands on experience, working in the classroom through internships and observations as early as my freshmen year was incredible. I wouldn't change a thing.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I can Get a very good education and get into school and get out as fast as possible.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is by far the best dining at WVU. I was surprised to see how eclectic Morgantown is. There's a huge variety of places to eat on High Street. They have different cuisines and a lot of healthier options which is awesome because on campus dining is usually pretty unhealthy. Eating off campus can get pretty expensive though, I usually do lunch or dinner off campus because I can get something healthy that doesn't make me feel bloated.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Just your basic college dorm in my opinion

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's not that bad just typical college student housing. Some apartments are by far nicer than others but you definitely usually end up over packing an apartment.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: WVU has been rated as one of the best party schools in the US and it definitely earns it. You don't need to join any organizations to have an amazing time!! Bars are pretty lax and the people are super friendly and nice. If you're gonna get a fake for you freshman year definitely get one from one of the surrounding states to West Virginia because if you show up with a Rhode Island or like Maryland ID they automatically assume it's fake and it makes your life really difficult if you like to go to clubs and bars. If not, then the frat and srat parties are usually awesome!!! There's something going on every night of the week so you get major FOMO but overall its just so so so so much fun

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: WVU is at top rated party school and it definitely lives up to those standards. The local police and campus security are generally very accepting of the night life on campus but just don't go overboard. Students tend to be very respectful of rules and laws so the police don't interfere often. They want you to have a good time but aren't afraid to step in when they need to. Just be respectful to them and they'll be respectful to you.

As far as the Honor Code the administration takes it very seriously, just like any other school. Just be honest and do your own freakin work!!!! They always find out, they're college professors for crying out loud!!!!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Mountainlair has the best fast food but overall there aren't really any super healthy options which can be really irritating at times. I totally recommend whichever meal plan gives you the most dining dollars because you use those more than anything. Also (if you can afford to) the food in Morgantown on High Street can be really good. I go downtown more than anything especially for lunch!

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: It expensive to be in a sorority or fraternity but the bonding experience is amazing.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone enjoys going to the games and they have a great student loyalty program

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are pros and cons. It is nice to be free to do what you want, but landlords charge to much

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Its a very fun time but can be a bit much at times.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: They didnt have any options I could pick from. It took a long time for them to process my information and by the time they did( as a transfer student) I couldn't apply for any scholarships I would have qualified for.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Its more affordable then I thought it would be, although still out of my price range. Its clean and they have new apartments being built.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Always trash in the streets. Campus is spread far apart which makes getting to class on time a hassle. Cost can be expensiv . No where to park whatsoever

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is always a variety of food.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus made it easier to get to class and there is plenty of transportation to get you from point A to point B.

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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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