PO Box 6201 Morgantown, WV 26506-6201 304-293-2121
About West Virginia University
  • Year of Foundation 1867
  • Size of Campus 913 Acres
  • Type of Instituition
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 19,510
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 45% 55% 21%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $5,406 In state, $17,002 Out of state
  • Room and Board $8,120
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 21,720
West Virginia University (WVU) is a public research university in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery and Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a second clinical campus for the University's medical and dental schools at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston. WVU Extension Service provides outreach with offices in all of West Virginia's 55 counties. Since 2001, WVU has been governed by the West Virginia University Board of Governors. The University offers 193 bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs in 15 colleges.
Social Life And Activities
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 13
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) ARISE, Baha'I Student Association, Baptist Campus Ministry, Baptist Student Union (Baptist), Bible Studies of WVU (N-D Christian), Campus Crusade for Christ (N-D Christian), Campus Light Ministries (N-D Christian), Catholic
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 10%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Students Association, Brazilian Association, Capoeira Club, Chinese Student Association, Chinese Student and Scholars Association, India Student Association, International Student Association, Iranian Student Associ
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 14
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 14
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Festival of Ideas; Fall Family Weekend; Guest Lectures; Comedy Series; Film Series; Creative Arts Theatre & Dance Series; Creative Arts Music Series; Athletic Events
  • Number of students in fraternities 14
  • Percent students who are frat members 9%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Kappa Psi (Business), Alpha Theta Pi (Biochemistry), Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical), Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering), Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting), Beta Beta Beta (Biology), Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering), Chi Sigma Iota, CHIME
  • Distance to nearest train Connellsville, PA (40)
  • Distance to nearest bus Pittsburgh, PA (75)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Pittsburgh, PA (75), Morgantown (5)
Student Housing
  • Number of students using college housing 27%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 94%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, sorority housing, fraternity housing, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 18
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 94%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • 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
Campus Services
  • Museums Pharmacy Cook-Hayman Museum; Medical Anatomy Museum; College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Museum; Creative Arts Center Mesaros Gallery; Arts & Sciences Arboretum; Arts & Sciences Herbarium; Personal Rapid Transit System (PRT); Planetarium; 8 experi
  • Number Of Microforms 2,344,404
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 3,545
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 231,965
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 175
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 1,525,163
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Subscriptions 31,150
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 7,100
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 17%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,045
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Employed Students after 1 year 90%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Price Waterhouse Coopers; Disney World; PPG; USX; DOW Chemical; General Electric; Exxon/Mobil; Northwestern Mutual
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 86%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years 92%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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