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West Virginia University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,494 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 23 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

48% Women
52% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $561,170)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $131,298)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 126 Yes -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 17 33 - Yes
Football 128 - - -
Gymnastics - 18 - -
Rowing - 80 Yes -
Soccer 29 28 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 33 23 Yes -
Tennis - 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 20 Yes Yes
Wrestling 52 - - -
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Golf - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.1%
Hispanic 2.2%
Non-resident alien 4.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.7%
Two or more races 1.7%
White/non-Hispanic 82.5%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 205
Liquor Law Violation 551
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 7
Property Crime 31

Notable Alumni

  • Don Knotts (Class of '48), Actor, was Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show, the landlord on Three's Company, and numerous other roles
  • Jerry West (Class of '60), Played for the NBA Lakers, and then was an executive of the Lakers
  • Major Harris (Class of '89), Star quarterback and Heisman finalist
  • Marc Bulger (Class of '99), St. Louis Rams quarterback
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jonathon from Morgantown, WV
  • 4
  • the dorms are pretty well centralized to the campus. we also have a rail system called the personal rapid transit, or prt, that can quickly and safely get you to…

  • Feb-03-2012 Read More
  • Dimitri from Accokeek, MD
  • 1
  • I never lived in the dorms as a transfer student, but from what i hear it is pretty annoying, and life out the dorm where you can truly experience the…

  • Oct-21-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Raini from Morgantown, WV
  • Oct-12-2014 I am a current student here

    It really depends on what campus you are on! Downtown campus has a great array of restaurants to choose from.

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  • 4
  • Jessica from Winston Salem, NC
  • Jul-29-2014 I am a past student here

    I'm not certain of how the food is now. When I graduated ('07), they had a large variety of establishments and diet options. A favorite was the Brew and Gold Cafe, an especially convenient choice for a busy student. Typical fare was differing kinds of coups, subs, fresh fruit bowls and salads.

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  • 4
  • Trent from Ridgeley, WV
  • Mar-23-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Haven't gotten to use the university dining facilities but the local food choice it pretty good with cold stone creamery and many local restaurants spread all over town.

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  • 4
  • Carly from Morgantown, WV
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Foods not the best at one or two dorms, but others dorms' dining halls are really great. If you have a meal plan take advantage of it and try all the dorms' dining halls to see which you like best. You can also eat at the Mountainlair on the downtown campus that has a lot of restaurants to choose from.

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  • 3
  • Sara from Buckhannon, WV
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The dorm food was amazing at the beginning of the year, but since it's winter, the quality has somewhat decreased. However, there are more than enough restaurants off campus, along with delivery services, so you can never go hungry. You don't have to eat the same things every week either. The meal plan includes the chain restaurants in the Mountainlair (Burger King, Chick-fil-a, Quiznos, Sbarro, Tazkis, and Saikou Sushi), as well as a few different dining halls across campus, so even if you are low on cash, you still have a variety of places to choose from.

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  • Allison from Eastvale, CA
  • Jan-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hall food is not the best in the world, honestly half way through first semester I was already sick of it. Try and get a small meal plan because I can assure you that you will not eat at the dining halls all the time.

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  • 2
  • Chris
  • Jan-23-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is disappointing to say the least. The first few weeks and over the summers for visits they would usually fix nice meals. However as the weeks go on it gets progressively worse. That is pretty much all the dining halls though. You can go to the mountain lair and use your meal plan to eat a several of the restaurants inside which is usually good and a nice change.

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  • 4
  • Matthew from Summersville, WV
  • Jan-19-2014 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of places to eat both directly on campus and around Morgantown. The Mountainlair on the main campus has places available for students to eat and includes the generic chains such as Burger King and Chick-fil-a to go along with other places which offer foods such as sushi, chipotle, and others.

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  • 5
  • Md. from Morgantown, WV
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Huge Cafe's Everywhere in the campus , have chick fill-e , burger king , sbarooz ,tazikis included in university dinning meal plans , all other food chains are available with in walking distance in campus

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Trent from Ridgeley, WV
  • Mar-23-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Fraternities and sororities abound this school is a party school for a reason but don't let that reputation be the deciding factor for applying.

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  • 0
  • John Smith, Anytown, PA
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Wait for your professional society. Greek life is a wash here. Some are worth it, some are not. For the most part they are a waste of time. Your professional Greek society will be worth it. Wait for that in your junior year.

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  • 0
  • Alison from Dunbar, WV
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a huge, amazing part of WVU. While it is not for everyone, I highly recommend it as a can't miss part of the WVU college experience.

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  • 0
  • Carleigh from Martinsburg, WV
  • Dec-29-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life at WVU is very popular! it may come surprising to some people but, you really dont hear bad news about the greek life on campus. It's a great way to get student involved in the community and make long lasting friends.

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  • 0
  • Breann from Core, WV
  • Nov-22-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many fraternities and sororities you can join and most have good reputations.

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  • 0
  • Andrea from Morgantown, WV
  • Nov-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Tons and tons of greek life. We have a street called Frat-Row with all the frats lined up, house to house on this street. Definitely an overflowing greek campus.

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  • 0
  • New Jersey
  • Nov-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Students think poorly of Greek Life on campus

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  • 0
  • Anna from New York
  • Sep-13-2013 I am a current student here

    Our Greek life is huge. Tons of people pledge every semester to all of the frats and sororities on campus. We even have a street called Frat Row because that's all there is on that one long road.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Aug-05-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I've heard its really great!

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