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West Virginia University
Acceptance Rate
SAT Range
ACT Range
Student/Faculty Ratio
Total Enrollments
Total Cost
Net Average Cost of Attendance
Overall Rating
B Good
Main Address
PO Box 6201
Morgantown, WV 26506
Overall Rankings
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science And Related Fields
#55 of 217
Architecture And Related Services
#60 of 242
Natural Resources And Conservation
#69 of 794
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology
#70 of 938
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
#83 of 1,225
Visual And Performing Arts
#95 of 1,420
Overall Scores
Admissions & Acceptance
Retention & Graduation
Instructors & Faculty
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Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(304) 293-0111
PO Box 6201
Morgantown, WV 26506
Small City
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Acceptance Rate (2020)
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 26,269
Women 52%
Men 48%
Total Enrollments (2020) 26,269
White 80%
International (Non-Citizen) 5%
Hispanic or Latino 4%
Multiracial 4%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 2%
Unknown 1%
Native American 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
In State Tuition (2020)
Out of State Tuition (2020)
On Campus Room & Board

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Total Awards (2020) 6,888
Bachelor's 70%
Master's 20%
Doctoral 10%
Total Awards (2020) 6,888
Education and Liberal Arts 21%
Healthcare 14%
Engineering 14%
Business 13%
Human and Social Sciences 12%
Mathematics and Science 7%
Communication and Media 6%
Legal and Law 5%
Agriculture 5%
Computer Technology 2%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Accredited By
Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship (Agricultural Sciences Building Room G6)
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services)
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center - Morgantown Psychology Internship)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (Intensive English Program)
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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Questions & Answers
Who are the notable alumni?
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Several big names in entertainment hail from West Virginia University, including Chicago Fire and The Vampire Diaries Actor Taylor Kinney, Entertainer Steve Harvey, Two And A Half Men Actress Conchata Ferrell, Actor/Voice Actor Chris Sarandon (think Jack Skellington of The Nightmare Before Christmas), and The Andy Griffith Show Actor Don Notts. Alumni also have a wide presence in the world of sports, with grads including Super Bowl XXV Starting Quarterback for the New York Giants Jeff Hostetler, Super Bowl V Linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys Chuck Howley, Cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals Adam Jones, and former Point Guard for the Los Angeles Lakers Jerry West, who is also the source of the silhouette used in the NBA’s famous logo. Other notable alumni span a variety of industries, including New York Times Bestselling Author Stephen Coonts, former KEYE-TV News Anchor Melanie Lofton, Fighter Pilot Frank Kendall Everest, and President and CEO of Bayer Corp. Gregory Babe.

What is the campus setting like?
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At West Virginia University you’ll have the best of rolling green hills and the vibrant city life. On campus you’ll see both historic brick buildings and brand new constructions, including a residence hall, baseball stadium, auditorium, and engineering research building completed in 2015 alone. To travel between WVU’s three campuses, faculty, staff and students can take the Public Rapid Transit for free. The “PRT” as it’s called is a one-of-a-kind automated and electric-powered shuttle system with 70 cars traveling along a network of raised tracks. When classes are done for the week you’ll have plenty of fun activities to do right on campus. Grab your friends and hit up the student center where you can fill up on Sbarro’s pizza, show off your skills at glow-in-the-dark bowling, or check out a comedy show at the Side Pocket restaurant (did we mention there’s free food?). If a relaxing afternoon surrounded by nature is more your style, lace up your sneakers and trek over to the 91-acre WVU Core Arboretum for a group hike or trail run.

What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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If you like to take classes on your own time you have plenty of options. As an undergrad you can choose from online degree and certificate options like early childhood development, multidisciplinary studies, and nursing RN-to-BSN. If you’re ready to study at the master’s level check out WVU’s 31 online graduate degree and certificate program offerings, which include clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling, forensic accounting and fraud examination, higher education administration, legal studies, public health, software engineering, and sport management. Some online programs like nursing and sport management require students to complete residencies, which are great opportunities to gain real-world experience.

What are the athletic highlights?
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Let’s go Mountaineers! WVU athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division I level and are members of the Big 12 Conference. If you’re a serious athlete who wants to join the ranks of WVU’s list of sports stars, see if your sport of choice is among the 17 varsity sports the university sponsors. Some of your options include baseball, basketball, football, gymnastics, rowing, tennis, and volleyball. WVU even has a co-ed rifle team, so if you’ve got sharpshooting skills you can try out for a team that has 17 national championships under its belt. The football team has scored 14 conference titles and often plays for a packed house at the 60,000-seat Milan Puskar Stadium. The women’s soccer team has also seen its fair share of success by playing in 16 straight NCAA championships and snatching six Big 12 Conference titles.

What are the school's academic highlights?
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This research university is home to 27 research centers in which faculty members study a variety of areas including neuroscience, cancer, eye care, strokes, and alternative fuels engines and emissions. Each year, the university receives approximately 127 million dollars in grants and awards for sponsored research; in 2015 the National Institutes of Health granted 10.7 million to the Center for Basic and Translational Stroke Research for faculty-researchers to examine ways to reduce the negative effects of strokes. West Virginia University launched a now internationally recognized biometric systems program in partnership with the FBI, in which the faculty explores research interests that include DNA analysis, biomedical imaging, and biometrics mobile applications. Those sponsored research dollars have certainly paid off, because WVU’s researchers have celebrated numerous scientific breakthroughs through the years. They have identified a distinctive star system in outer space, successfully cloned an endangered species of American chestnut, and detected a device Volkswagen installed in its diesel vehicles to trick emissions tests– a discovery which made news internationally in 2015.