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Colleges / Potomac State College of West Virginia University

WVU Potomac State Student Life

WVU Potomac State is on a 18-acre campus in a small town setting in Keyser, West Virginia. WVU Potomac State has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

WVU Potomac State does not have fraternities or sororities.

WVU Potomac State has a thriving Agriculture and Forestry Club. In fact, more students participate in Agriculture and Forestry Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at WVU Potomac State include Black Student Alliance, Gamers and Geeks Club, Campus and Community Ministries.

WVU Potomac State students' favorite campus traditions are Fall Fest/Spring Bash, Humans vs. Zombies Week and Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Trip.

WVU Potomac State Housing

WVU Potomac State offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

The majority of WVU Potomac State students live on campus. In 2021, 52% of undergrads at WVU Potomac State lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 45% of students lived off-campus or commuted to WVU Potomac State. There are 720 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,340 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 637 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

WVU Potomac State offers coed housing.

WVU Potomac State Athletics

At WVU Potomac State there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at WVU Potomac State:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Safety at WVU Potomac State

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Potomac State College of West Virginia University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security.

WVU Potomac State offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to WVU Potomac State

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit WVU Potomac State, take U.S. Route 220 to Keyser, WV. If you need to fly, book your flight to Hagerstown Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in West Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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