West Virginia University

Stewart Hall, University Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26506-6201

About West Virginia University

West Virginia University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional degree offerings may also be available within other health professions or in other professional fields. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate21,720
Student Age% Under 2579%
 % 25 and Over21%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time86%
 % Part-time14%
Race/Ethnicity% White84.2%
 % Black3.0%
 % Asian1.8%
 % Latino2.3%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown2.1%
 % International student5%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted88%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled37%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT45%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT54%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800560 / 800
 SAT Math480 / 800580 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3626 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 Graduate Application Fee$60
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,406
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$17,002
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid84%
 % Undergraduates with Loans51%
 % Undergraduates with Grants71%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,144
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,868
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,317
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,224
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,224
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,224

Neighborhood Data for the Morgantown Area

Median Age22.8
Median Household Income$25,948
Total Population29,418
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total54.4% 45.6%
 Age 0-951.7%48.3%
 Age 10-1753.4%46.6%
 Age 18-2454.9%45.1%
 Age 25-2960.4%39.6%
 Age 30-3959.0%41.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White87.6%
 % Black6.0%
 % Asian3.3%
 % Latino2.9%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.6%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,868
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,317
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$531
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50051.1%34.0%17.9%
 $500 to $74948.9%50.9%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%11.0%26.9%
 Over $10000.0%4.1%8.1%
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