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Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Keyser, WV 2-Year Public
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About WVU Potomac State

Potomac State College of West Virginia University Overview

Potomac State College of West Virginia University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Keyser, West Virginia. WVU Potomac State was founded in 1901 and enrolls 1,193 undergrads and no graduate students. WVU Potomac State offers on-campus housing for up to 720 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at WVU Potomac State!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of WVU Potomac State's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? WVU Potomac State students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at WVU Potomac State, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? WVU Potomac State has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at WVU Potomac State on the Student Life page.

2022 WVU Potomac State Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
In-State Tuition $5,856
Out-of-State $9,024
Percent of Need Met 65%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $6,453

Is WVU Potomac State a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what WVU Potomac State offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at WVU Potomac State

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at WVU Potomac State, around 39% return for their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook WVU Potomac State Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from WVU Potomac State by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with WVU Potomac State directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at WVU Potomac State

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

WVU Potomac State meets 65% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $6,453 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $18,208 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at WVU Potomac State.

Based on this information, how does WVU Potomac State sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is WVU Potomac State a good school for you?

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Where is Potomac State College of West Virginia University Located?

WVU Potomac State is located in the small town setting of Keyser, West Virginia.

If you would like to see WVU Potomac State for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Route 220 to Keyser, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hagerstown Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what WVU Potomac State and Keyser are like without leaving home.

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College Info

101 Fort Avenue Keyser, WV 26726-2698

Campus Setting: Small Town

WVU Potomac State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to WVU Potomac State is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to WVU Potomac State is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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WVU Potomac State Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at WVU Potomac State is like? There are approximately 1,193 students enrolled at WVU Potomac State. 78% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from WV and 20% percent of students are from other states.


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