609 South Kanawha StreetBeckley, WV 25801 304-929-4636
http://www.mountainstate.edu gomsu@mountainstate.edu
About Mountain State University
  • Year of Foundation 1933
  • Size of Campus 24 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 3,978
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 67%, 33%, 37.9%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $5,400
  • Room and Board $12,108
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee 25
  • Enrollment No. 5,137
Mountain State University was founded as Beckley College in 1933. Located in the heart of southern West Virginia. "Mountain State University believes in the value of lifelong learning and the power of knowledge to transform lives. We respond to educational needs by providing accessible, innovative undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to opportunities for personal and professional success."
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Number of honor societies Criminal Justice Honor Society; Sigma Beta Delta
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Dances, Spring Fling, Mardi Gras, Comedians, Campus Life Fair
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Student Organization
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of frats 0
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Organization
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Charlotte, NC (210), Beckley (5)
  • Distance to nearest train Hinton (20)
  • Distance to nearest bus Beckley (1)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 4%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 2
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (4%), other housing options (96%)
Campus Services
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library Facilities Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Microforms 1,416
  • Counseling Services veteran student, academic
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 95,458
  • Basic Services Provided N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 5,669
  • Campus Safety lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 201
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Museums Production Facility; Technology Zone; 3-Wall Virtual Reality
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,751
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 50%
  • Employed Students after 2 years 13%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 20%
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 4%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs MSU; Raleigh General
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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