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Reviews 2364 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

3 College Freshman

Academics: One major complaint that I have about this university is that it has so many general education requirements that you have to fulfill before you can really focus on the classes geared towards your major. I know this is not uncommon but it is not very motivating as a freshman to be taking Introduction to Anthropology or Antebellum America when my major is animal sciences. I would say that about half of my professors are approachable. The registration process was a nightmare and I had to go back and completely redo my schedule before the add/drop period ended. The workload is not too bad and as for a popular study area I am still trying to find a place I like to study.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: WVU has two main modes of transportation and they are buses and the Personal Rapid Transit, or PRT. The administration will promise freshmen and parents during orientation that the buses run between the two campuses every ten minutes but this is definitely not the case, especially in the winter. Speaking of which, the PRT is incredibly unreliable in the winter. If it's below thirty degrees which it often is Morgantown, I will not get on the PRT for fear of it breaking down. As a rule of thumb, I give myself 30 minutes to get to class via the buses. Sometimes I give myself longer if I know they will be running slower.

3 College Freshman

Technology: The computers in the downtown and Evansdale library are very nice. However, printing is not as easy as on other college campuses. The price is about average, but the availability of printers is not great. I brought my own printer to school and I would recommend people do that if they are able. Wireless is fairly strong in places like the student center and libraries but do not count on it working in all of your classes. Some of the buildings have no access to wifi or at least very little.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I usually do not partake in the average college student's nightlife.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I've had no problems with the financial aid office.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The professors for my program are great! They are always available after class or during their office hours to help you succeed!

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I enjoy being in this program. The workload is strenuous, but as a future educator, the time to build the responsibility, flexibility, and prioritizing is now.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I think everybody really supports the teams no matter who they are and if they go to games.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Almost everybody lives off campus after their freshman year and for good reasons.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Its pretty much the same as the northeast however a little bit warmer (only by a couple degrees). And they suck at clearing the roads in Morgantown

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They try to enforce it but WVU is a top party school however unlinks most colleges people know how to control themselves and use the responsibly even if they are underage.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Not a lot of diversity mainly kids raised white christians from surrounding areas however very few people actually have strong religious beliefs.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Depends on the Greek life you are joining if you have the time it is a great way to meet people however many negative aspect come along with it.

1 College Freshman

Transportation: I hate it I have an 8 hour drive which turns into a 16 hour bus ride 8+ hour plane ride or 15 hour train ride and costs over $200 home and back which is more expensive than the gas to get you there.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Love local places, but there are a bunch of chains, too. Perfect for any forte.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is huge here. If you don't drink, good luck.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Not the best, but it'll do.

5 College Junior

Technology: I could seriously have gotten away with not purchasing a personal computer. They are everywhere with maximum availability.

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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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