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West Virginia State Student Life

West Virginia State is on a 98-acre campus in a small town setting in Institute, West Virginia. West Virginia State has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus,, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

West Virginia State also has fraternities and sororities.

West Virginia State has a thriving Student Social Work Organization 20. In fact, more students participate in Student Social Work Organization 20 than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at West Virginia State include WVSU College Chapter - NAACP 17, CHOICES Peer Educators 13, WVSU International Student Services 13 and C.E. Jones Historical Society 12.

West Virginia State students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, State Stride and Cares Day.

Does West Virginia State Offer Student Housing?

West Virginia State offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year.

Most West Virginia State students live off campus. In 2021, 21% of undergrads at West Virginia State lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 79% of students lived off-campus or commuted to West Virginia State. There are 381 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,571 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 340 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 20% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

West Virginia State offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

West Virginia State Athletics

At West Virginia 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 unversity, funding, and compention 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 West Virginia State:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Tennis NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Safety at West Virginia 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.

West Virginia State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The West Virginia State campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

West Virginia State offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to West Virginia 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 to West Virginia State, take Interstate 64 to Institute, WV. If you need to fly, book your flight to Yeager 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.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore West Virginia State's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

West Virginia State Students

56%

Women

44%

Men

46%

Full Time

54%

Part Time

85%

In State

15%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

69%

14%

7%

4%

2%

2%

1%

1%

0.28%

Undergraduate Students

3,571

Graduate Students

121

Non-Resident / International Students

28

West Virginia State Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,692

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

98%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,750

Out-of-State

$17,866

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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