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Colleges / West Virginia University Institute of Technology

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Beckley, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate61%
Acceptance Rate61%

WVU Tech Student Life

WVU Tech is on a 114-acre campus in the small town setting of Beckley, West Virginia.

WVU Tech Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for WVU Tech students to join – including theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Interested in Greek life? WVU Tech has fraternities and sororities.

WVU Tech has the Christian Student Union. In fact, more students participate in the Christian Student Union than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at WVU Tech include Student Activities Board, Alpha Phi Omega, Student Government Association and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

The WVU Tech community comes together each year for Homecoming, Light Up Old Main and Pre-Exam Jam.

WVU Tech Housing

This table offers information on housing at WVU Tech.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for sophomore
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 23%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 446
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 310
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus ––

WVU Tech offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most WVU Tech students live off campus. In 2022, 23% of undergrads at WVU Tech lived in some kind of on-campus housing. There are 446 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,645 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 310 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 10% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

WVU Tech offers coed housing.

WVU Tech Athletics

At WVU Tech 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 Tech:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Swimming And Diving Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Safety at WVU Tech

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 University Institute of Technology is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The WVU Tech campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Plan a Visit to WVU Tech

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 Tech, take Interstate 64 and 77 to Beckley, 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 WVU Tech's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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WVU Tech Campus Services

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