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West Virginia State University
West Virginia State University Rte 25 Institute, WV 25112 Phone: (304) 766-3000
  • General Information
    About West Virginia State University

    West Virginia University’s primary mission is to provide high-quality programs of instruction at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels; to stimulate and foster both basic and applied research and scholarship; to engage in and encourage other creative and artistic work; and to bring the resources of the University to all segments of society through continuing education, extension, and public service activities. Opportunities to conduct pioneering research and scholarship help attract high quality faculty and students. Students and faculty work together to create exciting and productive paths for investigation and development. WVU nurtures these symbiotic interactions to build intellectual, social, and economic development for all of West Virginia. WVU’s special responsibility is to seek out, challenge, educate, and help create opportunities for those West Virginia citizens who can benefit from its programs, especially those who have demonstrated high achievement or who possess excellent potential. West Virginia University recognizes that diversity enriches the institution and the society it serves. The University is committed to social justice and to practicing the principles of equality of opportunity and affirmative action.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 1,651
    Percent Admitted 100%
    Men Admitted 100%
    Women Admitted 100%
    Full Time Retention Rate 60%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 340 430
      Math 330 450
      Writing 330 385
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 16 21
      English 15 21
      Math 15 20
      Writing 14 20
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 3,856
    Native American 13
    Asian 39
    African American 598
    Hispanic 39
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,241
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 25

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