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Colleges / West Virginia State University

West Virginia State University

Institute, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate12%
Acceptance Rate12%

West Virginia State Student Life

West Virginia State University Student Activities

Interested in Greek life?

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

Other popular student organizations at West Virginia State University 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 University students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, State Stride and Cares Day.

Does West Virginia State University Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at West Virginia State University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for sophomore
Guaranteed Housing
Co-ed Housing Available No
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing 381
Number of Students Living On-Campus 340
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus

West Virginia State University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. There are 381 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,965 undergraduates. In the 2022-2023 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 University does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.

West Virginia State University Athletics

At West Virginia State University 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 West Virginia State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Tennis NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Safety at West Virginia State University

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 University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit West Virginia State University, 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 University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About West Virginia State University

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West Virginia State Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

67%

Full Time

33%

Part Time

83%

In State

17%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

66%

18%

7%

3%

3%

2%

1%

1%

0.20%

Undergraduate Students

1,965

Graduate Students

137

Non-Resident / International Students

39

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

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,102

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

12%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,833

Out-of-State

$14,805

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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