West Virginia University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

West Virginia University
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West Virginia University Admissions Overview:

WVU has an acceptance rate of 76%, making it generally accessible to applicants. Students interested in applying to the school will need to send in an application (WVU accepts the Common App), along with high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to get in touch with the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016):

West Virginia University Description:

West Virginia University, WVU,  is the flagship campus of the state university system. Located in the small city of Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia University offers 185 degree programs and the school was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. Some of the most popular majors include accounting, biology, English, and communication studies.

WVU has a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio, but highly motivated students who are looking for smaller and more challenging classes should check out the Honors College. In athletics, the West Virginia University Mountaineers compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference. Popular sports include football, swimming, basketball, and soccer.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 28,488 (22,350 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54% Male / 46% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,992 (in-state); $22,488 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,218
  • Other Expenses: $2,620
  • Total Cost: $21,730 (in-state); $36,226 (out-of-state)

West Virginia University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 77%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,108
    • Loans: $7,355

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, Exercise Physiology, General Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology
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Graduation, Transfer and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Swimming, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Rowing, Gymnastics, Basketball, Track and Field

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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