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About West Virginia University

West Virginia University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Morgantown, West Virginia. West Virginia University was founded in 1867 and now enrolls around 26,839 students a year, including 21,086 undergrads.

West Virginia University offers housing for up to 6,275 students.

West Virginia University's endowment was valued at $574.914 million in 2021.

2021 West Virginia University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Average GPA 3.4
In-State Tuition $9,144
Out-of-State $25,824

West Virginia University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

West Virginia University Early Admission

West Virginia University does not offer early decision or early action.

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West Virginia University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into West Virginia University. West Virginia University admitted 0% of all applicants in 2021.

West Virginia University Waitlist

West Virginia University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into West Virginia University?

West Virginia University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to West Virginia University, applicants must submit the following items.

West Virginia University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.5
Other Requirements ACT/SAT Scores
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for West Virginia University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to West Virginia University.

Does West Virginia University Require Test Scores?

West Virginia University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 81% submitted the SAT. 58% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at West Virginia University

Yes! West Virginia University provides on-campus housing for up to 6,275 students.

West Virginia University students are active in the school's Residential Hall Association, Alpha Phi Omega and WVU Greek System. Mountaineer Week, Fall Fest, and and Parent's Weekend and Homecoming are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at West Virginia University.

Financial Aid at West Virginia University

First-year students that attend West Virginia University full-time are awarded $6,737 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is West Virginia University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at West Virginia University

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 Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 79% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $41,770 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $32,541 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does West Virginia University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is West Virginia University a good school for you?

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Where is West Virginia University?

West Virginia University is located in the small town setting of Morgantown, West Virginia, less than an hour from Pittsburgh.

If you want to see West Virginia University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 79/68 to Morgantown, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pittsburgh International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what West Virginia University and Morgantown are like without leaving home.

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College Info

University Avenue Morgantown, WV 26506

Campus Setting: Small Town

West Virginia University 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 West Virginia University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to West Virginia University is Continuous processing.

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


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West Virginia University ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 27

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West Virginia University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1230


Math SAT Range

510 - 620


Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

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West Virginia University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at West Virginia University is like? There are approximately 26,839 students enrolled at West Virginia University, including 21,086 undergraduate students and 5,753 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 59% percent are from WV and 41% percent of students are from other states.


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