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Reviews 2357 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid office is very helpful but it is a struggle to reach someone at times.

4 College Junior

Athletics: There is a very large fanbase for the school teams.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: In my department they have all Macs and wireless

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The rec is awesome and football is big at WVU

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They are hard to get and find

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's about as normal as most towns

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Althoguh we are known as a party school the academics are actually up to par with other schools

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you are a person who likes to party this school is for you

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It really depends on where you go. It can be really good or really bad.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It varies but is rainy and cold a lot

4 College Freshman

Majors: we had a great program with great teachers. I learn more then I can use with a BS but if i could do it again I would go for CS or MIS

4 College Freshman

Majors: WVU is simple that set a standard basic on the Market avg if you meet it you are in if you dont then college probably was a bad idea

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: underage is whatever, if you what you can get it no one will care so long as you follow the rule like the of age students

3 College Freshman

Technology: they are better than most schools but i have seen better

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: greek life from my view offered nothing

4 College Freshman

Weather: kinda like pittsburgh but way more up beat

5 College Freshman

Administration: you figure out what matters and what you can get away with

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: 18 or 21 there is no problem finding something fun to do with or without alcohol

5 College Freshman

Local Area: I have been to many cities and colleges and if you are looking for a big city fun factor but small town feel this is the place

4 College Freshman

Transportation: the prt is awesome way to get around when it is not down for repair but the bus lines are always running and normally on time

4 College Freshman

Diversity: No one is a outsider, every find a group and all groups get alont. just cause your friends with one group doesnt mean you cant be with another.

2 College Freshman

Local Area: I remember when I first moved here I asked a girl who was a senior what students did for fun on the weekend and everything she listed involved drinking. WVU is famous for its reputation as the number one party school in the nation and as far as I can tell they work hard to keep that reputation. This is not the university for you if you do not drink alcohol because the social activities available to you will be severely limited.

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The downtown campus has the security poles that are common on college campuses where you can call someone to help you, but the Evansdale campus does not have these. I am in a sorority and I noticed at a meeting recently that almost every girl in the room had mace on her key chain. I would not feel comfortable walking alone at night in certain areas of the city. Also, theft is a concern for me. I always lock my car when I go anywhere and I make sure to hide my valuables. Right now, I am in a dorm and I never go anywhere without locking the door as theft is everywhere.

1 College Freshman

Weather: West Virginia is really nice in the spring, summer, and fall but the winter there is absolutely horrible. This might be a manageable issue if the winter did not go from November to the end of March. That is almost half the year that you have to deal with the endless amount of cold, overcast days. The actual cold would be okay if it were not for the overcast days. Blue skies are rare after November. Seasonal depressive disorder is real and alive in West Virginia.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is fairly diverse because there are so many students, but it seems like the minorities tend to socialize within their own group of similar people. This probably is not an uncommon occurrence, but it does not seem like the different groups on campus mix very often socially.

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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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