Route 88, PO Box 295 West Liberty, WV 26074-0295 304-336-8076
About West Liberty State College
  • Year of Foundation 1837
  • Size of Campus 290 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,241
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 55% 45% 28%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $3,138 In state, $7,790 Out of state
  • Room and Board $4,730
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Enrollment No. 2,305
West Liberty University is a school located in West Liberty, West Virginia, United States, near Wheeling. Formerly known as West Liberty State College, West Liberty University is an institution in northern West Virginia offering a variety of degrees, undergraduate and graduate. West Liberty was approved to become a "university" by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission in November 2008. While elementary and secondary education are the most selected majors, WLU also provides a variety of other majors including digital media design, hospitality and tourism management, and forensic science. With the opening of the newly built Media Arts Center, West Liberty students now have access to a television studio, recording studio, and digital media labs. West Liberty University is West Virginia's oldest institution of higher education. The school's athletic teams, known as the Hilltoppers, compete in the NCAA Division II West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Social Life And Activities
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Campus Ministry
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Psi Omega, Pi Sigma Alpha, SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), West Liberty State College Chemistry Club
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 10
  • Distance to nearest bus Wheeling, WV (10)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Pittsburgh, PA (50), Columbus, OH (200)
  • Distance to nearest train Pittsburgh, PA (50)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 90%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • 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 N/A
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
Campus Services
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Books in Library 193,538
  • Basic Services Provided placement service, health service
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 13,387
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Counseling Services career, personal, veteran student
  • Museums College Archives, Nelle Krise Rare Book Room, Elbin Library Archives, Henry Lash Sheet Music Collection
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 420
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Library Facilities College Archives, Nelle Krise Rare Book Room, Elbin Library Archives, Henry Lash Sheet Music Collection
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some classrooms, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 200
  • Number Of Microforms 845
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 200
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Career placment and training internships, resume assistance, alumni network
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 80%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Public Schools; Dentist Offices - DH Students; Hospitals - Nursing Students; Police/Corrections - Criminal Justice students; Newspaper/radio/tv - Communications students; Accounting firms - Business majors.
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural