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West Virginia University Student Life

West Virginia University is on a 1,892-acre campus in a small town setting in Morgantown, West Virginia, not far from Pittsburgh. There are many activities and organizations for West Virginia University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

West Virginia University also has fraternities and sororities.

West Virginia University has a thriving Residential Hall Association. In fact, more students participate in Residential Hall Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at West Virginia University include Alpha Phi Omega, WVU Greek System, Mountaineer Maniacs and Campus Crusade for Christ.

West Virginia University students' favorite campus traditions are Mountaineer Week, Fall Fest and Parent's Weekend and Homecoming.

West Virginia University Housing

West Virginia University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. There are 6,275 spots available in on-campus housing for all 21,086 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 6,275 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

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

Safety at West Virginia 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 University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The West Virginia University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

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

Additionally, West Virginia University has patrol officers just for housing.

Plan a Visit to West Virginia 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 to West Virginia University, take Interstate 79/68 to Morgantown, WV. If you need to fly, book your flight to Pittsburgh International 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 University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

West Virginia University Students

49%

Women

51%

Men

92%

Full Time

8%

Part Time

59%

In State

41%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

80%

5%

4%

4%

4%

2%

1%

0.13%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

21,086

Graduate Students

5,753

Non-Resident / International Students

1,129

West Virginia University Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 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

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

26,839

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,144

Out-of-State

$25,824

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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