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  • 07/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 out of 46 people found this review useful. 1 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great place for those who want to get involved on campus, whether it be to join Greek life, clubs, or sports. Also, WVU students and alumni love football. Any student who wants to go to a big football school, and recently a big basketball school, WVU would be a good choice. Also, there are many great schools for those who know what they would like to major in. For instance, we have a great Medical school, Law school, Journalism school, Business school, and many more to choose from. WVU would also be great for students who are unsure what they want to major because there are so many options and many beginning level classes offered for those to make the right decision.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a first year student, you do not need a car. Morgantown is a terrible place when it comes to parking. Luckily, everything on the downtown campus is easy to walk to. To get to classes on the other campuses we have the PRT and a bus system. To get to a class on the Evansdale campus, or Engineering Campus, my advice would be to use the bus system because it is much faster then the PRT. The PRT is best to use when going to the Medical Center or the football field, but I think should be avoided as much as possible because it is old and breaks down a lot. Also, if it is possible to live downtown the first year, that would be the best decision. There is a lot more to do on the downtown campus. My suggestion for dorms on the downtown campus would be Summit Hall, The Honors Dorm, or Boreman South.

    Am enjoying being here

    WVU is located in Morgantown, WV. Any student will tell you that they love Morgantown. The atmosphere as a student there is the best to be in because WVU is full of students with a lot of school-spirit.

    Am learning a lot

    WVU is a big school; however, I have not met a professor who is not willing to help students outside of class. Even though there can be classrooms filled with 200 students at a time, it is very easy to get to know the professor and to work with them one-on-one to really understand the material. As long as the student is willing to work, the professor will work with them. Along with professors being a very useful resource, there are other options on campus such as tutors, study groups, and teacher assistants.

  • 12/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 out of 19 people found this review useful. 2 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WVU is great for students who want to learn a lot and also have fun doing it. I can assure you that at West Virginia University you will never be bored. There are so many clubs and athletic activities to become involved in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before going to WVU be prepared to walk... a lot. Morgantown is very hilly and there are plenty of stairs. There's also not much parking so even if you end up bringing a car, you'll still find yourself on foot most of the time.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student, WVU is expensive, but I feel that I am getting what I paid for as far as classes because I'm learning a lot.

    Am enjoying being here

    Morgantown is a great location. You get a great mix of seasons and the campus is absolutely beautiful. The people are friendly and there's always something fun to do on or off campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm part of the Honors College, so my classes are pretty tough. However, most of the professors are very nice and helpful. Classes are informative and interesting.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 3 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Wow, with a campus like WVU it is great for any type of student. Seriously, any stereotype, any click from the athlete to the nerd, from the music major to the chemistry loving geek, from country to hard rock, white, black and every color in between you will fit in at WVU. The diversity here is amazing. I frequently spend my lunch just people watching and enjoying all the variety WVU has to offer. I myself have been challenged to look beyond who I am and reinvent who I will become. At am a musician, playing in the orchestra, a nerd in the honors program, an athlete running and attending spinning classes daily, a teacher working with students at a local school, a mentor for teenagers at the rec center, a room mate and friend to several girls from all over the country. WVU is great for all types of students!

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn from my mistakes! I did not decide on WVU until late, as a matter of fact I was set on attending West Virginia Wesleyan College until financial aid fell through I had to re-evaluate my situation. In July I transitioned to WVU. My advice is to apply early and commit early. This will allow you the greatest opportunity to capitalize on all WVU has to offer. Believe me, being the last to schedule and waiting for them to make a room for you is no fun. You will end up with 8am classes and classes at 9pm, you will live in Evansdale and have all your classes downtown. It’s been a hectic first semester, one that you can avoid by committing early.

    Bang for the buck

    The biggest bang for your buck lies in the college itself. I applied and was accepted into six colleges, three out-of-state and three in-state schools. I carefully weighed the cost of the education along with the quality of education into my deciding factor. For me WVU was the biggest bang for my buck. I should graduate with my chemistry major in four years with less than ten thousand in total debt, allowing me to transition into medical school prepared and not financially broken. With that said I am also a big fan of the student favorite DP Dough Pizza shop in downtown Morgantown. They are cheap with serving sizes that feed a small army.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoying being a WV Mountaineer! There are not many other places in the world where you can don the blue and gold, paint your face, and feel the mountaineer excitement clear to your toes. I get to experience this with every football game, every soccer match, every basketball game and even with recreational activities from sports to cookie eating to pie throwing or hula hooping. It’s crazy like that! It’s a pride like I have never experienced, being part of a tradition and a family that’s larger than life.

    Am learning a lot

    As a freshman student at WVU I quickly learned how to advocate for myself. Academic advisors were seemingly invisible during my first few weeks making the transition from high school to college scheduling very stressful and even tearful. With that behind me I now have obtained a confidence, a voice to advocate for myself. WVU is a large university and offers so many great opportunities to its students. You just have to go learn quickly how to step up and take advantage of them. I have learned that multiple women can share one bathroom without killing each other. I have learned that college food is not as bad as I had anticipated, the recreation center is a great place to play, chocolate fixes a bad day, and that my new network of friends makes homesickness bearable. Most importantly, halfway through my first semester of my freshman year I have learned I can do it.

  • 07/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 19 people found this review useful. 4 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Frat boys Party girls Football stars Geeks Non-Hippies

    Tips for prospective students

    In your first year live downtown. Living on Evansdale sucks, it's two miles away and on top of a mountain from all of your classes even if your an engineering major. Only recommend it for Music majors. Don't bring your car you will not find a place to park it. Also the Honors college is a cool place to live. The bistro downtown is the best place to eat on campus, get there at 11ish when they open before the lunch rush. And finally, befriend an upperclassmen that has a car in your first year.

    Bang for the buck

    Was able to get instate tuition from east Virginia. (Academic Common Market) But only bad thing is stuck with that obscure major.

    Am enjoying being here

    Overall, meh.

    Am learning a lot

    More learning outside of class than in.

  • 10/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 5 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WVU is great for outgoing students that are ready to meet a ton of new people. WVU has students from everywhere. There is a group here for everyone, you just have to search and find who you're looking for.

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming to campus, be sure to meet new people. I encourage everyone to live with somebody they don't know. Take advantage of the roommate match and find somebody compatible with you. Find a dorm that meets your needs and try all the dining places around campus. Honestly, some places have better food than others. Take the bus as much as possible, especially if you live on Evansdale. However, the PRT is becoming slightly more reliable. Last but not least, explore the Rec Center. It always makes me feel better if i'm feeling down.

    Bang for the buck

    I am paying in state tuition here, plus I received the WV PROMISE scholarship which took care of most of my tuition. Now, I'm just paying for room and board, books, and other fees. Considering everything campus offers for free, the price isn't that bad.

    Am enjoying being here

    WVU has so much to offer the students. All sporting events are free and a lot of fun. WVU also offers a program called Up All Night on the weekends. They have free movies, food, and different events every night. The dorms go on lots of trips to different places. Recently they went to Fright Farm and Falling Water for free. They also take trips to Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and New York City for a small cost.

    Am learning a lot

    Even though WVU has been labeled a party school, I still find the classes to be quite challenging. I graduated from high school as an honors student, so I've never had trouble with classes until coming to college. Even though classes are challenging, there are always study groups around campus to help you with your classes. The professors are usually flexible when it comes to helping you out. I haven't found a teacher yet that wasn't willing to help me in a class.

  • 10/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 6 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Well rounded, self motivated, driven, gregarious,

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not bring your car! There isn't anyplace to park.

    Bang for the buck

    Even for out of state students, WVU has one of the lowest tuition rates, yet offers high quality, state of the art educational experiences for the scholars that attend. WVU also provides a wide variety of majors to choose from in its baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is definitely a time and a place for everything! And there is plenty of time after you study to enjoy Morgantown! WVU football games are so exciting, it is hard to describe. I don't think there is another university in the United States that has dedicated fans like West Virginia University Football Fans When it comes to parties, there are great under 21 clubs that play good dance music and serve non-alcoholic beverages to provide to a mature atmosphere without the concerns of underage drinking.

    Am learning a lot

    WVU has a lot to offer. It has a reputation as a big party school, but most of the people are here to get their Study On. The professors are very helpful and want to see their student succeed and there is free tutoring provided throughout the University. There is a great support system, but you do have to do your part! Go to class, keep up with your reading, and study. The parties will always be there for you to celebrate after you call home and say you made Dean's List!

  • 01/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 7 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WVU is a great option for students who want to succeed and find the knowledge that they need to pursue the career that they want.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you choose to come to WVU, make sure you are very good at managing your time. Bring lots of warm clothes with you because it snows a lot! You should also try new things, and meet as many new people as you can.

    Bang for the buck

    For students from WVU, it is very affordable and many scholarships are available. For out of state students it is a bit more expensive, but still inexpensive compared to other out of state schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here at WVU! There are so many different things to do. The Greek system here is a ton of fun and I would encourage any incoming freshman to consider joining. Although it is very cold here in the winter, you can always find something fun to do!

    Am learning a lot

    Most people consider WVU a 'party school,' but once you attend your first class you will find that it is not all play here on campus. The classes challenge you and all of the teachers here are very interesting.

  • 04/21/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    5 out of 7 people found this review useful. 8 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students That Want A Great Experience At College. Good For Athletic Type Students. All Students Should Take A Chance [&&] Go To WVU! #GoMountaineers

    Tips for prospective students

    Do Not Bring Your Car. You Will Not Find Parking. Living Downtown Will Be The Best Place To Live. Everything Is In Walking Distance. There Is A Lot Of Transportation. (For Free.) Also, I Would Like To Live With A Roommate But I Like My Privacy... So If You Feel The Same Way I Do Have Fun Looking For Friends! :)

    Bang for the buck

    I Know The Out Of State Tuition Is Quite Expensive But I Believe It'll All Be Worth It. WVU Seems To Be A Very Well Rounded College [&&] I Think The Academic Courses Will Be Worth It. Also Being In A Great College Town Environment Is A Major Plus. [They Football Games Seems To Be Really Live.]

    Will enjoy being here

    I Have Been Doing Lots Of Research And So Far I Am Loving WVU [&&] Morgantown. There Are Many Things To Do On [&&] Off Campus.

    Will learn a lot

    Hopefully The Learning Experience Will Be Great. I Seen Some Comments About WVU Being A Party School But To Me It Doesn't Seem Like It.

  • 05/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 9 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Dont get distracted by all the freedom you have at college. WVU does have a reputation but its a great education system.

    Bang for the buck

    Being an out of state resident, WVU is one of the best universities to get a great education without spending 50 grand a year. I choose WVU for that reason. I wanted to go out of state and WVU was a reasonable pricing.

    Am enjoying being here

    Morgantown, is a great place. WVU is a school where you get a great college experience. Everything from greek life to sports. Its a great place.

    Am learning a lot

    My freshman year, I learned more than I thought I would. The program I am in at WVU is highly recognized, and the professors here are great.

  • 12/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who like to party (great Greek life), people who want a good education, people who want a big town feel in a small town, people who want a school big on sports and have an amazing band. Everyone can find their place here. (:

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Choose your roommate carefully. Try to work things out, if not switch rooms or dorms. 2. If you are late, blame the PRT. (: 3. Ride the bus. 4. Tour here first. 5. Bring winter clothes. (: 6. Live downtown. Summit, Honors, and Boreman South are the best. 6. Enjoy!!

    Am enjoying being here

    Aside from my old roommate that I lived with for 3 months, it is absolutely wonderful here. The atmosphere is good. It does get cold though. And the good parties are an added bonus.

    Am learning a lot

    Some of the classes are huge your freshman year and it is very hard for the professor to focus on your type of learning, so you have to adjust to their style of teaching. If you want to learn though, they WILL help. You just have to make the effort and go to office hours.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have lived here for the past three years and i have not heard of any serious campus related incidents.

    Greek Life

    although i'm not involved, there are greek organizations at wvu that actively recruit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    couch burning after sporting events was once revered as a sacred ritual. due to safety issues and regulations, it has given way to new traditions such as the mountaineer mantrip. the mountaineer mantrip is a way for the football fans to be apart of the team, as the athletes complete a 1/4 mile walk to the football stadium, through a gaunlet of fans, prior to kickoff.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is very reasonable. there are many discounts available in the community to students as well. morgantown is one of the few cities that has actually thrived amongst our nation's recent financial crisis.

    What to do for fun

    sporting events, concerts, many outdoor activities, and a very vibrant night life. wvu consistently ranks in the top 10 for party schools in the nation.

    Food and Dining

    there are quite a few local places that are outstanding. black bear is an absolute must! their menu is mainly organic and local, but do not let that deter you if you have yet to experience healthy food!

    Dorm Life

    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 different areas on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    some of the programs here are top notch. exercise physiology and rural medicine are both top 10 programs in the country. we also have a very competitive athletic training program. many professional teams and other division 1 colleges are staffed by wvu alumni. wvu has produced 25 rhodes scholars.

    Tips for prospective students

    plan ahead and try to visit campus before you enroll. there are many great locations to live, but they go pretty quickly.

    In three sentences

    west virginia university offers an amazing experience that is second to none. not only are there very competitive programs on campus, but the mountaineers have become a staple in the world of college athletics. excitement looms in the classroom and at every sporting event!

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is really safe. There is a lot of police to protect you when the night life gets a little intense.

    What to do for fun

    I can tell you there is never a boring moment on this campus.

    Food and Dining

    the food is great! I am a sophmore now and I still brought a meal plan because it was so good.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are pretty small but you do get to meet new people and you feel right at home by the end of your first semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you learn to balance your time between studying and having fun.

    In three sentences

    One of the greatest schools on the planet. A great and fun place to be. Lots of help when you need it.

  • 01/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Social people will make friends quick here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy your books from the Book Exchange. You will save money

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are challenging, but so very worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is full of fun things to do and fun people to hang out with.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a lot in all of my classes since I have started here.

  • 01/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WVU is consisted of the strangest group of people. We have kids from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Virgina, and yes, even the Jersey Shore. We have country kids with gun racks in their pick ups, pierced, gauged, and tattooed, dread lock wearing guitar players, to kids straight out of Philly. There's someone for everyone here, you may just have to look a bit harder if you're not looking for a stereotypical frat kid.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become a Kroger Plus Member; you save money and can shop for all your grocery needs anytime of the day or night thanks to being open 24/7! And concerning cars; parking here isn't that great and one of the biggest pains for students and teachers alike. The school offers many trips outside of the immediate area for you adventurous, traveling types.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a college town, prices aren't too outrageous. Whether you are a pizza or sushi lover, the food prices tend to be adjusted according to the poor college student income.

    Am enjoying being here

    Not only does WVU offer endless programs, clubs, etc., but Morgantown as a whole has a ton of extracurricular activities to get involved with. From little cafes with live music (Black Bear Burritos) to awesome music venues (123 Pleasant Street) to great outdoor adventures (Coopers Rock, The Core Arboretum), Morgantown offers your remedy to boredom and homesickness all within walking distance.

  • 03/05/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who like the small town feel. Those who like to show school spirit. Those who want a good mixture of fun and academics. Those who like college sports (BIG SPORTS SCHOOL)

    Tips for prospective students

    >Focus more on a good GPA, this college weights GPA more heavily than test scores; but make sure the test scores are decent. >Apply online its much faster. >Use the application status checker provided on there website if you want a quicker answer.

    Bang for the buck

    WVU in my opinion is one of the best Colleges in West Virginia where you get a quality education for a decent price.

    Will enjoy being here

    I have visited the campus and found it to very vibrant and spirited but also has those places where you can go to study and get serious. I honestly believe I will enjoy it here.

    Will learn a lot

    I have heard good things about WVU's academics, Everyone that I know that goes or has gone there has told me the academics are excellent and during my trip I learned of the outstanding programs that they have. Overall this is one of the best well rounded universities. Not too much of a party school, but not too much of a straight and proper school either.

  • 03/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WVU is great for any type of student. We have superb academics, great athletic teams, and also a nice night life too. The greek life on campus is also very good for those who want to be a part of a fraternity or sorority. There is also a great variety in majors so there is something for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply early and schedule a visit before you decide. I was set on a small private school until I visited and hated every moment of it. When I reached Morgantown, I instantly knew I belonged here and that this was the school for me. So take your time to see the school and ask questions. If you plan on living in the dorms make sure to fill out the proper paper work and make the right payments so you can choose early, dorms fill up fast and you want to make sure to get a nice place to live since you'll be sharing such a small space with a roommate..or two.

    Bang for the buck

    WVU is one of the cheapest schools I looked at and has to most to offer. They have top rated programs and the best professors you can find. You also receive free admission to sporting events which you don't find everywhere. Also the dorm life isn't bad and the food isn't terrible either. I would definitely say that WVU is worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love the atmosphere in Morgantown. There is never a dull moment on the weekends whether it's going to a sporting event or hitting the clubs with a few friends you can find anything to do. Sporting events, especially football games, are my personal favorite. Seeing the amount of pride students at wVU have will encourage anyone to come to school here and know that they belong. This school may be big but we are all one big family.

    Am learning a lot

    WVU has some of the top professors in the country, I have learned a lot more than I expected since I got here. WVU is a very large school, but by being an engineering student I have been able to have smaller class sizes, personalized tutoring, and professors who take time to talk outside of class. Other majors also have these benefits especially after their freshman year.

  • 06/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    To be at a student at WVU, you'll need to be outgoing and friendly, considering there are more than 30,000 students on campus. You'll need to be focused but make sure you can find some time to relax as well. Take part in everything you can, and take lots of photos!! This is a big part of your life so make some memories!

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I would give to prospective students would be: *Live in the dorms--you'll meet so many people, and it's a great way to transition from your home life to college life. And having a stocked cafeteria right down the hall is never a bad thing either. *Control your nightlife--there are a lot of things going on at WVU at all hours of the night. But everyone knows that staying up late can cause sleeping in late and missing classes. *Use the resources--when a professor offers extra credit, take it; if the math lab is open, go; if you have a question, ask someone. You're paying to be there, so take advantage of all of the great things WVU has to offer!!

    Bang for the buck

    I live in West Virginia, and the in-state tuition is incredible. And from what I've heard, out-of-state tuition isn't bad either. No matter the price, it's worth it. The things you'll learn at WVU are incomparable to anything else.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being at WVU is about the combination of a great education with an unforgettable experience. The students are given opportunities to attend huge events, such as sporting events and big-name concerts. With so many clubs and all of the other attractions, I can guarantee that you will find something that interests you.

    Am learning a lot

    The big classes at WVU can be really intimidating, but it's a great learning environment. You can establish a great relationship with any or all of your professors, even in a class of 300+ students. Learning at WVU is really hands on, which is great in preparing you for your future in the real world. Also, there are a ton of resources around campus to help you get that GPA you've always dreamed of, like the Writing Center and Open Math Lab.

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WVU is great for people who like the outdoors. WVU students get free admission to all sports which is great. So WVU is also for people who like to go to sporting events. There are lots of extracurricular activities that are offered and many clubs that can be joined. So people that like to get involved in things will enjoy the many clubs and organizations that WVU has.

    Bang for the buck

    I came to WVU because it was a great price for out of state students. Illinois's in-state tuition is almost the same as WVU's out-of-state. So why settle for an in-state school when you can experience a whole different scenery?

    Am enjoying being here

    Morgantown is a great place. Everyone is friendly and willing to give a hand with things. There are lots of free activities that they offer for the students. There are also many state parks around Morgantown that I enjoy visiting, Coopers Rock State Park being the closest.

    Am learning a lot

    So far I have learned a lot from WVU. My classes have expanded my knowledge of many subjects. I have also learned life lessons, such as how to keep my academic and social life balanced. WVU will most definitely prepare me for whatever field I choose to go into.

  • 07/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WVU is great for any type of student. It offers some of the best programs in the country. It has endless opportunities of activities, sports, and even involvement. This shcool isn't specific for any type of person based on your interest because it honestly has anything you enjoy. Whether it be clubs, sports, or meeting new people, WVU is where it is at and should be considered by every person not only here in the Unites States but even other countries.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of everything and anything. Try new things. You will be completely surprised how much you actually enjoy something you actually never pictured yourself doing. If you take my advice on this, you may end up in the right path for a great future in something you did not plan. It truly gives you the gift of being a college student and being well rounded if you just simply try.

    Bang for the buck

    WVU is absolutely worth any dime I have spent or will have to pay back. It is worth any person money or exertion. The reason I say this is because of everything it has to offer. Great professors, great classes, opportunity, involvement, wide range of ethnicity, and on top of that the campus is in the heart of WV and it is beautiful.

    Am enjoying being here

    I 100% do not regret my choice. I enjoy every single day and every single thing WVU has to offer me. I have really gotten a great college experience and wouldn't change 1 thing about it.

    Am learning a lot

    I am absolutely learning more than I have ever expected. I get such great information from every single professor I have had and couldn't be happier. As a freshman, going into all of this, I was scared and thought I would never make it. The professors really have walked me through and have helped me with anything I may be stuck on.

  • 08/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, sports fans, partiers, academics... most students fit in at WVU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out if the place you want to live provides transportation to campus, and finish your schoolwork before you party or you might fail out.

    Bang for the buck

    WVU's tuition is increasing like most other colleges, but most students can get financial aid or scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    You can find groups that fit your interests or major, and WVU holds a lot of social events where you can meet people. But since WVU is a party school, you can also run into drunk students late at night who can be rude and sometimes get into fights. Transportation is okay. If you live on campus, you can take the bus or the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), and most off-campus apartment complexes have shuttles. But it's hard to find parking on campus, and if you park without paying, the parking officers will fine you or tow your car.

    Am learning a lot

    In my experience, even professors of big classes interact directly with individual students both in and out of class. Many professors also take advantage of technology to communicate with students and supplement their classes via email, Youtube, and eCampus. A lot of classes are challenging, but you can pass them if you study enough.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 155

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WVU is an awesome school for any type of student. There is a diversity in the activities available, a diversity in the students attending, and a diversity of points of view and attitudes. There is tons to do, as long as you know where to look and make your own fun if all else fails.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is not high school. I can't stress this enough. The instructors do not spoon-feed their students. If there is an assignment due, and it was not handed in with I didn't feel like it as the excuse, you will not be able to make it up. However, as long as grades come first, everything else falls into place, and grades and a social life can be easily balanced. Beware the PRT. XD

    Bang for the buck

    As an out-of-state student, the tuition is killer compared to the in-state. But their financial aid office is willing to help, but only if you go for help.

    Am enjoying being here

    WVU is definitely the place for me. I would regret not going here. Although it is a large school, the campus is split into two campuses. This may sound daunting, but because of my major, I have been on the same one of the two, so it feels like I'm on a small campus. I love, love, LOVE it!

    Academic Rigor

    Although many of my classes have been general ed. classes, I was still able to dive right into my major. Even so, I feel like I learned more in the general classes, a few of which were repeats of classes I had in high school.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Trust me, you are very safe at WVU. Every corner has an officer it seems like.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is awesome. I'm currently proudly representing the Sigma Nu Fraternity and love every minute of my brother hood. Sororities on campus also share the same bond with there sisters and every member you speak to say it is one of their greatest decisions they've ever made.

    What to do for fun

    If you enjoy dancing WVU has many fun groups you can join. The town itself has many clubs to enjoy and if you are of age many bars. You could also partake in the numerous clubs offered. The school also supports many intramural club teams!

    Food and Dining

    Morgantown has a huge variety of restaurants and fits everyone's wants and needs for food! Even the dorm food is great!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't as bad as some people say it is. I have met some life long and great friends from being put into a dorm my freshman year. Guys take full advantage of this. It is easier to talk to a girl that you relate with since you live in the same building than to see a random girl out.

    Academic Rigor

    Being honest some classes are harder than the next. Any school however reflects, it's as hard as you make it. So put in your hard work and you can increase your GPA like I did and come out top with a 3.8!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the partying aspect influence you. Just because 5% of the school can have a negative impact on the schools reputation many great scholars have come from West Virginia University!

    In three sentences

    Along with a great social atmosphere this school has the many great resources for students. Choosing from three different libraries scattered among the campus and different study groups and tutors you can get a degree with flying colors!

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for kids that are serious about their education and for athletes

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very cheap in comparison with other schools even for out-of-town students. For military students using the GI-Bill the school participates on the yellow ribbon program so you don't have to worry about the tuition.

    What to do for fun

    I like the outdoors so I recommend to go hiking or biking. Also there many bars and clubs in the downtown area.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants around campus. They go from subway to Japanese food. All the major restaurants are around town too.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be hard but the teachers are always available to help. Also, there is free tutoring offered every semester for every subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip I can offer is if you will be living of campus start looking for apartments early. There are many options but the cheap/good ones go out really quick. You can take the bus to school and is free so you don't have to worry about paying for a parking spot.

    In three sentences

    This school is for students that are determined to finishing their degree. There are many organizations you can join around campus and all will provide a great mountaineer experience. The best part of all is that the school is not as expensive as other schools even for out-of-state students.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Recreation center, local state parks, sporting events, concerts, clubs, and there's always something if you're not afraid to ask around!

    Food and Dining

    The food is cafeteria food, it's not like Momma's cooking but it could be better.

    Dorm Life

    The dormitories do a good job of keeping students prepared for school.

    Academic Rigor

    Advisers are very helpful and professors are always willing to meet and tutor students.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a big campus. Walk the campus before school starts and learn where your classes are. Living in the dorms isn't bad and can provide a lot of resources to help you succeed, academically and otherwise.

    In three sentences

    WVU is an amazing school in a great location. The faculty and staff is willing to help in every way possible. The school camaraderie is unlike anything I've ever experienced and there is always something to do on campus!

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe, and police usually respond to dangerous scenarios.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students with a lot ambition, you can receive a great degree, while enjoying yourself a 100% of the time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Game-days are one the funnest days to spend with your friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other colleges the cost is pretty much what you would come to expect.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of venues to have fun, and a lot of nice people around campus to hand out with.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options to use your meal plans at various locations around campus.

    Dorm Life

    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 campus.

    Academic Rigor

    As a computer science major I have classes ranging from philosophy to engineering classes. From my experience classes seem to be taught by competent teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your very focused on what comes first when you enter the University. There are a lot of things to do during the week and weekend.

    In three sentences

    This university is a school centered around the success of their engineering students. Teachers are well qualified, and their are plenty of resources provided for students. The school is also full of diversity.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 155

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. If you are living in Towers or a freshman Hall there is security 24/7 that you must go thru to get to your room every night before you come in.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities at West Virginia University that are great for meeting new people and building connections.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities at the school. Once you ar ein your major they offer a lot of clubs within your field. If you do not want to join a club there is a gym that is newly rebuilt where you can spend your time, and there is an art center if you want to try a new hobby.

    Great for these types of students

    None

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A unusual tradition that the school is fighting to stop is burning couches after games days when West Virginia University athletic teams wins.

    Bang for the buck

    West Virginia University is a great school academic wise and opportunity, I have not met one student who has regretted coming to this school.

    What to do for fun

    Greek Life, Major clubs, Other Clubs, Sports, Intramural sports, Club Sports, Watching West Virginia University Sport Games.

    Food and Dining

    The food in Towers is not that great. However, all of the food halls downtown offer good meals if you are on a meal plan. i do not recommend having a food plan after Freshman year.

    Dorm Life

    There are many dorms around West Virginia University for Freshman and Sophomores to reside in. If you want to live downtown closer to where most classes are held and where the nigh life is then I would recommend living in Boreman or Summit Hall. If you want to live in Towers where you have to commute everyday they have 4 towers to choose from which include: Bennett, Braxton, Lyons, Brooke. I personally recommend Towers because it is over 5,000 Freshman and this is where you will develop your knit group of friends which you will have thru out your college experience. Also if you live in Towers, you are more unlikely to go party during the weekdays.

    Academic Rigor

    Like many big campuses, West Virginia University faces some difficulties when it comes to succeeding academically. There is a lot of night life that may distract you, but this will happen at any college you decide on attending. West Virginia University has a lot to offer, and it is your responsibility to find time maintaining these activities and a social life on top of your school work.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a Freshman, stay in dorms so that you can meet new people and build your connections. Join as many clubs and activities as possible, especially that have to do with your major because it will help open many opportunities for you.

    In three sentences

    The best choice Financially for Out of State Students that are looking for an away from home college experience. A great college campus life, with many activities,clubs and fraternities and sororities to join and meet new people. Great courses taught by professors who actually want to help you learn and not just pass the class.

  • 08/19/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    instate tuition with the academic common market, school scholarships and fafsa help.

    Will enjoy being here

    Morgantown is my favorite place to be, I can't wait to start my life there.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    students who are used to large class sizes

    Bang for the buck

    about average. parking a little expensive

    Will enjoy being here

    Brother has been going here for 4 years and hates trying to get around town, roads haven't caught up with student population. Too hilly and spread out. I like it flat.

    Will learn a lot

    freshman science classes are larger than I would like, up to a couple hundred kids. Don't know how condusive that will be to learning for me

  • 07/04/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that have a lot of energy and drive.

  • 07/11/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful of icy roads.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student the admission was rather high.

    Will enjoy being here

    I've seen all of the great things this school has to offer.

    Will learn a lot

    The great academics and teachers here will definitely help me earn my degree.

  • 08/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    As an in-state student, I definitely think this school has bang for the buck. The academics are great as well as the athletic program. Being a part of this school is definitely worth the price.

    Am enjoying being here

    At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like going to WVU, but I know it was absolutely the best decision for me. I enjoy the environment, the people, the town, the classes, and the events the university sponsors. It is very easy to meet people and there are activities available for everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    Every professor I have encountered is willing to help any student in need of help. The professors are very enthusiastic about their subjects which makes the learning experience better. It's not difficult to find help and there are so many services provided to students to help.

  • 08/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Engineers, socialites, those who like larger schools

    Bang for the buck

    For the low price, both for out of state students and especially for in-state students (an incredible $5,000 for one full year's tuition) the school is an excellent bargain. Especially for those looking for an engineering degree at a lower cost, it's hard to beat such an established university at this price.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school is enormous, with lots of students and places to hang out. There are plenty of clubs and due to its location a dearth of outdoorsy entertainment; only twenty minutes from an enormous lake, surrounded by multiple forests, the school really has the best of both nature and urban entertainment available.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are good, and the teachers are all surprisingly willing to help students if they're having any difficulties in either their classes or with personal issues. The school is well known for its excellent engineering department, which has a full-bodied and comprehensive course listing. It is a little lacking with some of the other departments, however, and the school's English department is rather lacking in terms of structure.

  • 10/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    WVU is great for all students because the faculty cares enough that they will cater to any student's needs. It is a great school as long as you don't mind walking steps and hills to get to class sometimes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking at WVU make sure you want to come to a big school. There are a lot of people here and classes can get big, at the same time though, the professors will still try to sit down one on one if you need help. There is always something going on and it is really hard to get bored, and even harder to do all the school work with so many opportunities.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little expensive for the student housing but no more than any other school. The meal plan is nice but some of the food options on the meal plan are worse than the cafeteria food from high school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it in Morgantown. The student body, and the community as a whole are true supporters of the school. ESPN Gameday came a few weeks ago and the town didn't sleep for a week. All the students here have fun and do what ever they want, whether it be class or party.

    Am learning a lot

    I love my current classes. They are a lot different than high school, and I like it. Here the teachers get to teach what they think is important instead of teaching a list of information given to them by the state. This makes is so that the teachers care about what they are teaching and really enjoy what they do, and that makes the classes much more enjoyable and easier to dedicate time to.

  • 11/01/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    students who like to have fun

    Tips for prospective students

    go see a football game

    Bang for the buck

    not a bad price

    Will enjoy being here

    love the atmosphere

    Will learn a lot

    Yep but it's a long drive

  • 11/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who want something different, something large, someone who is passionate, and a good time.

    Tips for prospective students

    If the size makes you anxious, don't worry. The classes may be large, but if you take the time to pay attention, do your work, and try to know your professors, they will know you. There is always room for one on one help if you ask for it. People are nice.

    Bang for the buck

    The education you'll receive here is just as good as an education anywhere else. There is a comfort and homey feeling at WVU. People are nice and always willing to help. The dorms aren't terrible.

    Am enjoying being here

    Morgantown is busy enough to stay occupied at all times but small enough to stay focused. There is always something to do--great food, good fun, and lots of things to see. Again, the passion of my professors make it that much easier to feel the same level of interest. You meet a ton of people thanks to the large campus. And that's what college is about.

    Am learning a lot

    My classes are fantastic. My professors are fantastic. And I'm happy with my choice to come to WVU. I'm a fashion major, so a lot of people think my job as a college student is easy as pie. This isn't the case. And knowing my professors have such a passion for the subjects they are teaching and seeing that come across in the classroom is a huge incentive to want to learn.

  • 11/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I feel like its worth every penny

    Am enjoying being here

    WVU is a beautiful campus and there's always so much to do!

    Am learning a lot

    I love the professors here!

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    WVU is great for self-motivated students (as most colleges are), students looking for a traditional college atmosphere, students who do not know what they want to do with their lives yet because there are so many options for majors, and students who enjoy a very social lifestyle.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for that real college experience this is definitely the place to be. If you do come here, don't get to wrapped up in the fact that you can easily go downtown on a Tuesday night; I have seen so many people at the end of this semester wishing they would have buckled down a little more. While the stress is pretty minimal here, it's worth it to stay in a night or two to study, then rage all weekend.

    Bang for the buck

    Again, you get out what you put it. It's worth nothing if you come here to party and get a crappy GPA. If you came to get the best of both a learning environment and a social scene, you have come to the right place and you are perfectly capable of having it all here. To me, I have gotten a lot of band for my buck and feel that I am making full use of everything this campus has to offer.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do at WVU, and the nightlife is king. Every night there is something to do, based on the fact that there are so many students here. The people around you are basically all from the Mid-Atlantic mixed with a lot of in-state kids, but the variety of people you meet is still large enough. Everyone here is just looking to have a good time and very friendly. You won't find too many unreasonable people.

    Am learning a lot

    You get what you give when it comes to WVU. If you choose easy classes and decide not to out the effort into them, then of course you're not going to learn as much as the kids who pick more challenging classes and do their work. Professors are always there to help ad and provide helpful office hours, so the amount you learn really depends on if you choose to just barely scrape by or if you choose to apply yourself.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Interested in agriculture

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Well balanced individuals

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to manage your time, go to class, have fun

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive for outta state

    Am enjoying being here

    It's clearly a party school

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are difficult

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who love big campuses, meeting lots of new people. A ton of different clubs to join. Very passionate about sports, especially football and men's basketball

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is really cheap for in-state students, but for out of state the price is a little higher.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are really friendly and it is relatively easy to make new friends. A great way to meet friends is by joining a club. Beautiful campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are great. They are very passionate about the subject they are teaching, as well as knowledgeable. Plus are willing to help students during office hours.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    the dining hall food isn't too bad, depending on the day. however, there are several fast food/sit down restaurants all over campus. you can use your id for some fast food places in the mountain lair, 50 dollars are automatically put on as it meals plus.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus has a great police force that can be reached anytime of the day or night. the campus is equipped with many emergency stations with a button to push for immediate police assistance. also, a text service is available on the wvu home page for updated alerts about safety hazards, weather alerts, and other safety precautions.

    Clubs and Activities

    i am personally involved in sigma phi epsilon. it is not mandatory to join a club, frat, or sorority but i think it is a good way to meet new people and involve yourself in a new experience.

    Great for these types of students

    students that like a large school. wvu has a little over 30,000 students. students that do not mind having trouble finding parking. and students that like living in a busy town with constant sirens, fun clubs, and all kind of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the backyard brawl is when wvu plays it's biggest rival, pitt. however, 2012 may be the last year for the famous backyard brawl. with both teams switching divisions it is unknown if the games will continue between the two teams.

    Bang for the buck

    wvu is about $17,000 for out of state tuition. if you plan on staying in a dorm then it is roughly $28,000 for tuition. i think that it is expensive but wvu does offer plenty of options for the student to get their moneys worth. free sporting events, clubs, a high quality recreation center, and inter-mural sports are all good ways that wvu gives back to it's students.

    What to do for fun

    i meet friends at the mountain lair where we go bowling, play billiards, or sit down for lunch. also, sporting events such as football, basketball, and soccer games are very high energy games that bring a lot of attention from students and other fans.

    Food and Dining

    most food places have good food but are quite expensive. i usually eat lunch in the mountain lair where i can get free refills and good food.

    Dorm Life

    i do not stay in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    i am an engineering major and i can honestly say i have never worked harder in my life. in high school everything came very easy for me. but since college started i have been constantly loaded with homework and projects. however, there is a very good feeling of accomplishment that comes with the work load. if i could go back in time knowing what i know now i would not change anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure that you have good shoes to walk in. also, the mountain lair is a great place to meet friends, get lunch, bowl, play billiards, or other thing to pass time. the town gets very busy between 1pm and 5pm so be sure to leave plenty of time if you are driving.

    In three sentences

    the university is very unique. the campus is spread out over a large area so it is important to schedule classes with a long enough break period to switch campuses if needed. finally, there is always something to do and it is very hard to become board in morgantown, wv.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there's a lot downtown to do for fun. clubs, restaraunts, theaters, and all sorts of different stores.

    Food and Dining

    residential housing dining halls don't have the best food but you do have a lot of options considering they are all buffet style. also mountain lair and downtown has many options for food as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't think that because of the rumors of wvu being a party school that it's an easy ride through to get a degree. the classes are hard and professors expect you to take the time needed in order to do well.

    In three sentences

    it is a good environment for the entire college experience. it has everything that a college student could want or need such as stores, places to hang out, and various types of entertainment. it is an all around great university and a great, fun town to live in.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    party party party

    Food and Dining

    arnold is the best

    Dorm Life

    pretty strict but not unbearable.

    Academic Rigor

    challenging but anyone can handle it if they don't slack off

    Tips for prospective students

    go to class, and live in the library during dead week.

    In three sentences

    a real college town if you want the full college experience. tons of parties, but also an accredited school.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the gym has a pool, hot tub, and rock climbing wall.

    Food and Dining

    dining halls aren't that great, but there are a lot of popular restaurants near campus

    Dorm Life

    it is a great way to meet people. they do have strict rules though.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are intense and require a lot of effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved and do some type of extra curricular activity.

    In three sentences

    large school with many student clubs/organizations. it is known as a party school, but the academics are challenging and prepare you for your focus of study after college.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    up all night is one of the greatest ideas that the university created for students. it provides students with something to do on the weekends, other than sit in a dorm room.

    Food and Dining

    eating out is usually always a better option, but that is to be expected. i mean how many universities could afford a 4, 5 star restaurant for students? the lair features a wide variety, of fast food though.

    Dorm Life

    it is what it is, either you really like it, or you really don't. some dorms are incredibly old, while others have nice amenities. off-campus is definitely the way to do.

    Academic Rigor

    overall pretty great, just a few hiccups here and there. online assignments for certain courses are definitely a painful subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    do not bite off more than you can chew, per say. many freshman change their major sheerly out of the fact that most cannot handle the workload, nor were adequately prepared for the sudden shock of college. also, don't freak out. stress and panic often lower most students current academic standing by reducing their attendance and work habits.

    In three sentences

    one of the most interesting universities. the faculty is great, as well as the classes. one can definitely tell the age progression of all of the buildings at this university.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    wvu has it's own campus police department and an emergency alert system through e-mail and texting.

    Greek Life

    several fraternities and sororities on and off campus. all have good qualities about them.

    Clubs and Activities

    hundreds of student organizations, intramural and club sports. over 300 student organizations on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    athletes, scholars, those interested in greek life, or someone just looking for a different place to go to school than the norm.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the mountainlair is the place to hang out between campuses. milan puskar stadium and the coliseum are the places to be for football and basketball games respectively. the prt is a unique way of getting around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    if you're an in-state student, it is one of the least expensive schools, out of state is also very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    there is shopping, greek frats and sororities, all of the sports teams that play at any home event, lots of extra curricular activities, clubs, student organizations, a student rec center for fitness, and other amazing things you can do for fun at wvu.

    Food and Dining

    food is offered at a variety of dining halls, each having their own signature styles of cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    many of the dorms at wvu are state of the art, each one has wireless internet and are at convenient locations close to dining halls, shopping, and of the course the campus itself. it feels like home.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are challenging, yet exciting to participate in.

    Tips for prospective students

    come to wvu if you're looking for a small town, but big college feel. come here if you are interested in engineering, education, or anything else. come here if you love good sports teams playing top teams in the nation.

    In three sentences

    west virginia university is an awesome school with hundreds of degree programs offered. it is a small town atmosphere with a big college feel. you'll find yourself here, make lots of friends, join lots of organizations, and enjoy all of wvu's world-class sports teams in action.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have a campus police and a county police, however they tend to only need the campus police except in rare occasions of a fight or party.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is very popular here however if you don't participate you are not looked down upon because a lot of people do not take part in it.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have any club you could think of from sewing, to archery. We have swim teams and skiing teams and the best part is all of the different clubs can be found on the schools website that way you can know before you sign on as a full time student.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for really every type of student. But I would say the out going and not so easily distracted would be my best pick for here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have mountaineer days right in the middle of the downtown campus which is open to the whole public.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a bookholders store for any class book that may be needed and the prices are cheaper than any other area on campus.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you could do anything from cosmic bowling to clubs and nightlife. Or even just go to the rec center for a swim after a great workout.

    Food and Dining

    The food is always on the healthier aspects but accessible and nutritious.

    Dorm Life

    When signing up for a dorm take a chance and room with people who match you. Don't lie on your question sheet or you may be placed with someone who is not compatible.

    Academic Rigor

    The academies are the main focus at wvu and people tend to forget that at times.

    Tips for prospective students

    Invest in an ipod for long amounts of time walking. Enjoy every moment and be open for anything.

    In three sentences

    An uplifting positive attitude for students young and old. Always an event in case homework is finished or some rest is needed. A diverse land for everyone to understand all cultures.

  • 04/11/2012

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of new people to meet, athletic events to attend, and places to go, not to mention going to the rec center or Copper Rock, a beatiful visiting view looking over the university.

    Food and Dining

    Having spent a summer camp on campus, I had to eat at only one of the dining halls for three days, and I was content with the food. The variety in just one dining hall is enough to keep me occupied, so with the options to eat in others, I am confident that the food will be great!

    Dorm Life

    Having spent a summer camp on campus and in the dorms, I can testify to the fact that WVU's dorms are of higher standard than most. I will be comfortable staying in them! Air conditioning and heating is included!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what your goals are for major, rigorous classes are subjective. Soon I will be attending the institution and can testify to this statement further; however, I intend to take honors classes and challenge myself in such a way.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Apply as early as possible, so you can get ahead on admission payments. 2. Do not be afraid to meet new people via YouatWVU or any other safe social media messaging because having connections will make you feel less homesick once in college. 3. Before you commit to WVU, check out the dining halls. I loved eating there, but everyone is different, and you must enjoy what you will be eating for essentially 3/4 of your year!

    In three sentences

    As soon as I walked onto the campus, it was evident I belonged in the colonial style buildings. Stirring the mountain atmosphere, the people, wind, and trees open the eyes to reveal the intriguing, new experiences. The atmosphere is not only welcoming, but it is unique to the place and leaves a nostalgic impression as soon as one leaves.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I became a member of the West Virgina Division 2 Ice hockey team. This takes up alot of my time as well as school work, but there is always down time aswell. On downtime i might go to Coopers Rock, to go on a hiking trip, go downtown to watch a big sports game, or just relax with friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are several places to eat. Each dorm has its own dinning hall, and what a selection they have. There are about on average three or four different meals you can choose from. Also if you are not in the mood for food from the dorms go to the Mountainlair to eat breakfast and dinner at Burgerking, Chickfila, or Quiznos.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was great. I lived on a floor with 59 other students. It was a great way to meet new people going to this big of a college. Lots of fun, with lots of activities done with the ones you live with and around.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are great. They can be challenging at times but nothing that can not be solved if you put forth the effort. Also as i said before, the engineering classes teach a diffrent way, giving hands on experience on real life examples.

    Tips for prospective students

    For all the new students coming into the college, i suggest you keep your eyes and ears open. There is so much to do on campus. Between sports, club sports and inter-murals, organizations and so much more in which you can become involved and meet new people to get associated with.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is a great school which gave me the opportunity to study industrial engineering. I believe if you were to study engineering, West Virginia University would be the school to go to. This is because of the experience, methods, classes, and real life situations taught in class.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students, students that want to study petroleum engineering, and people that like routines.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ridiculous school spirit, especially at football games.

    Bang for the buck

    If you get in-state tuition it's a good deal.

    What to do for fun

    Nightclubs and sports.

    Food and Dining

    If you know which dining halls to go to, you might get some decent food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms range from good to bad. Surprisingly enough, the worse the dorm is, the more open the dorm environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the engineering courses are very difficult as well as some of the mathematics courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to everyone the first week.

    In three sentences

    A blend of worthless majors and extremely difficult majors. Good for people that like very small cities. The school spirit of the school is amazing.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wvu is a very safe college it has a campus police force which are actual cops with guns and hand cuffs that work with morgantown police if need be. The campus police do have the power to make arrest as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is hundreds of clubs and activities for students anything you can think of you can join a club or student organization for it.

    Great for these types of students

    All types wvu has something to offer everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you come to wvu you will attend a sporting event of some kind and join the fan base of the mountaineers. Also you will learn the words to country roads.

    Bang for the buck

    Wvu is worth what you pay tuition for out of state is less then some schools in state. Also it is a great university to attend and known for it's graduates skills in certain areas of study.

    What to do for fun

    There is downtown got clubs and bars. There is the student recreation center got almost every thing physically active you could want to do basketball, pool, rock climbing, hot tube, massages, penis,etc. Then there is the mountain lair has a movie theater bowling alley, pool hall, arcade, eating places.

    Food and Dining

    There is all kind of food on campus there is so much different foods to choose from downside is its some can be expansive.

    Dorm Life

    I personal do not like the dorms but some people love it. Good for making friends and for keeping busy and having great memories.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are fare and they follow a syllabus. The classes vary in size so it just depends what you take. The classes are tough but there is many ways you can get help all professors have office hours where you can go and get help. Also there are tutoring centers for just about every department on campus and the library has tutors in it as well they are free for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage off all the resources wvu offers. Learn time management and organizational skills. Don't just focus on academics network yourself, get to no people, form study groups and get to know your professors.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school with great professors and a nice campus. There is tutors and you can meet with all the professors in office hours band get a lot of extra help. Also the people here are all really cool.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are sporting events, dance/talent competitions, concerts, dorm activities, and many other attractions.

    Food and Dining

    For the most part the dining halls have good food with a buffet style, but some night there are things that do not sound appetizing (you will find this at all colleges).

    Dorm Life

    There are always activities to do, and the staff is welcoming.

    Academic Rigor

    If you study and put hard work into your studies, you will not have a problem with academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give yourself plenty of time to get to class, and manage your time well.

    In three sentences

    A school that offers a great college experience. There are always things to do and keep you busy. The professors are enthusiastic, helpful, and truly care about your education.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Booths set up all around campus where a button calls 911

    Greek Life

    A lot of frats and sororities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Couchburning is frowned upon but after a big win or a crazy night someone ends up burning one.

    What to do for fun

    Go to football, basketball, soccer, etc games. Go downtown or find a party.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't that great and gets old after a while just like any school.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms might not be the newest and nicest but majority of them are downtown and you'll meet some great friends there.

    Academic Rigor

    While some of my classes are easy, other require a great amount of work ethic and studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like to have a great time and education while working hard this is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    WVU is one of the most friendly and school-spirited schools i've ever been to. Everyone is apart of the mountaineer family and even with over 25,000 students it still feels like a family.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party, Go to the awesome football and basketball games, go to the Rec Center, WVU up all night always has something cool going on, go walk along the rail trail

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure not to get caught up in the partying here because it is possible. Hit the books, there will always be another party at WVU bigger and better than the last.

    In three sentences

    WVU truly gives you the college experience. There is everything available for you here you just have to take advantage of it. There is also great diversity and the professors are more than happy to help you understand the subject at hand.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The PRT is one of the defining things on campus. Every one has a love-hate relationship with the PRT.

    Bang for the buck

    WVU is a very affordable school and its close to Pittsburgh and some parts of Maryland if you ever want a bigger scale for fun.

    What to do for fun

    Basketball and Football games are a must do! There's a good music scene in Morgantown and a few good concerts too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to have fun but at the same time to work hard at your studies. Being away from home means no one will be on your back to hassle you to go to class and do your homework so make lots of good friends who you can spend time working on class work also!

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is an example of an ideal mid-size campus. The two campuses, Evansdale and Downtown, are perfect to get settled into for studies and just hanging out everyday. Sports is a big part of morgantown and every gameday is a great day in Morgantown,

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Make friends, and explore the day life, night life, and just all aspects of the town.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are...well they're dining halls. The food isn't Mom's home cooking, but it's edible.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm is the perfect place to make new friends, friends that will last a life time. Without living in a dorm, students miss out on so many socialization opportunities.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very important to be able to pay attention in the large lecture halls, there are many distractions, and you must always keep your mind straight and take good notes. Classes are very large and require a lot of out-of-class study time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to study on your own. Be able to review lecture notes on your own and study effectively. Don't stress out if you don't do so well on a test, talk with the professor and make a plan to better your study habits or improve your next score.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is a very highly populated school, never a dull moment is present anywhere on campus. All professors are exceptionally nice and willing to provide assistance in any way. Class sizes are large, but rewarding.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is one of the safest schools in the US, I feel safe walking around at 11pm at night.

    Greek Life

    Theirs a big Greek system on campus that is well involved with the community and school.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school offers a wide variety of clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all types of students, the school is well rounded.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mario's fish bowl and Sandwich U are the best places to eat for a unique college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    WVU is a lot cheaper for me to go to than some of my own in-state colleges of New Jersey.

    What to do for fun

    I personally go hiking at Coppers rock and walk around town. Morgantown has a wild night life which is good to take advantage of every once in a while. Also they have WVU up all night which is free food and activities and movies.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and better at some places. Summit is the best for pizza, and the lair has all these fast food and restaurants that most college students enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are quite alive and awaiting for people to meet each other and socialize, they also hold study groups and many academic and social programs.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard at times but they really do teach you about the subject and task at hand. The professors are helpful especially if you go to their office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet new and don't be afraid to be yourself. What you need to do is get out their and explore and join new clubs and activities that you would like to try.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is a well rounded campus that offers many opportunities. The University has many resources that hep their students to become diverse individuals and prepare them for the work environment. I believe West Virginia University has given me the tools to help me succeed in life and to become the real me.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is extremely safe

    Greek Life

    lots of variation in the greek life. anyone could find their right fit

    Clubs and Activities

    I was not in one but they looked like fun

    Great for these types of students

    people that like to socialize and be outdoors and who like sports

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    burning of couches although its illegal now. best places to go are shooters or volcano for sushi

    Bang for the buck

    I am fully satisfied paying what i do to go there

    What to do for fun

    Parties clubs bowling sports games nature hikes bike paths its endless

    Food and Dining

    Some dining halls are better and have more variety than others

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms are very nice and clean but few have air conditioning

    Academic Rigor

    Because of all the parties and clubs it is harder to want to study and go to class but it is not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be discouraged if you do not know what you want to do straight away.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and the people are friendly. The opportunities are endless and the staff is knowledgeable. The overall support for the school is overwhelming.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very secure and you do not feel endangered at any time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that you will be having a hard time deciding which ones you want to participate in!

    Great for these types of students

    WVU is great for active and social people.

    Bang for the buck

    You are definitely getting your money's worth at WVU. You will not be disappointed.

    What to do for fun

    At WVU, fun is limitless. There is the Mountain Lair which has pool tables, a pool, weight room, and such. There is also a rec. center where there are basketball courts and weight room all at your disposal.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options for eating in the area. If you are going to eat in the cafeteria, it is always full of great food. Also, there are an endless number of great restaurants around the area.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and well put together. They are a great place to meet other students as well.

    Academic Rigor

    WVU is a great place to learn. The staff is very friendly and are there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a great time , but do not lose sight of your academics. There will always be something going on, but you must keep your priorities straight.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is a great campus full of exciting new possibilities. There is an over-abundance of things to keep a student occupied. The education level at WVU is very high and is just a all around great place to be.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the safest campuses in the country with campus police in abundance to go along with over 50 emergency stations located throughout the campus areas.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of opportunities in Greek life which include the usual partying houses, the community service houses, and the houses which focus on academics. But WVU is known as one of the top 10 party schools in the nation of the past decade.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of diverse and intriguing clubs that range from politics, community services, recreational activities, to martial arts.

    Great for these types of students

    Casual, small town students and the hardcore nerd who would the opportunity of hands on research opportunities. Not to mention the typical party students who come to have fun while getting their degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fall Fest is one of the better traditions at the start of each year which recently featured Ludacris and Maroon 5. The Locations would have to include the river and forests where there are plenty of fishing and outdoor activities to do.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a very affordable school for those looking for any sort of degree from associate's to doctorates. I've been told repeatedly that out of state students pay less going to WVU with out of state tuition than any college in their state with in state tuition. It's cheaper in price compared to most schools while offering a plethora of academic and athletic opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    From classes such as Adventure WVU to the Recreation Center offered to students, there are plenty of things to do. The Mountainlair offers games and activities such as bowling while the Rec. Center has countless numbers of basketball courts, multiple swimming pools and hot tubs, a couple of gyms, and other activities such as rock wall climbing. But the one thing any true Mountaineer loves to do is go to sporting events and celebrations like that of the football team.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered by the university itself in the dorms isn't really anything to get excited about besides what's available in the Mountainlair, but there are plenty of other dining places around the main campus and town center. Whether it's fast food, steak houses, or buffets, there's plenty of great choices including Cheddar's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chick-fil-a, CiCi's, Golden Corral, Chili's, Olive Garden, and a Texas Steak House.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on which dorm you live in, it can be anywhere from decent to great. The university offers coed and non coed dorm floors and depending on the dorm, will include lobbies with big screen TV's, a small theater like in Lincoln Hall, or even quit, sound proof study rooms with dry erase boards and computer projectors.

    Academic Rigor

    Though I will admit that WVU's requirements for acceptance are a little to easy to achieve, there are a lot of opportunities in education for those seeking it. The medical school is ranked in the top ten for rural medicine and the academic opportunities are complemented by the close proximity of Ruby Memorial, which is one of the better hospitals in the nation. There are plenty of other challenging courses offered to go along with opportunities of doing research with some of the greatest college professors in the country.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be ready for a fun time and the opportunity to meet new people and do new, exiting things.

    In three sentences

    There are plenty of activities offered by the university such games at the Mountainlair and Recreation Center. The scenery is beautiful which include rivers, mountains, and forests to go along with the small college atmosphere. Very plenty of hands on experience opportunities and internships available to go along with advanced research opportunities in areas such as medicine and engineering.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is never a dull day in Morgantown, West Virginia. Because of West Virginia University's large amount there are plenty of activities that go on on campus at all times of the day. From parties to volunteering opportunities, there is always something that you can be involved with on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining halls are pretty good for college food. Some dining halls serve better food than others, but they still provide healthy meals for students throughout the day.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm living is probably the best choice for a first year student. By living in the dorm, it allows you to meet new people who you will bond with for the rest of the year. The dorms also set up a foundation of rules and discipline for students.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at West Virginia University are very supportive of their students. Professors dive their students to excel inside the classroom so that the student can have a brighter future. The professors make learning fun, and provide many opportunities for students to grow in their field of learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    By attending West Virginia University, you are allowing yourself to explore many aspects of life. There are students from all over the world that attend West Virginia University who can give you knowledge on many different cultures around the world. West Virginia University will open up so many doors for your future.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University have provided me with so many opportunities in the past year and a half. Everybody on campus is very helpful, and the staff and faculty are very supportive. I am very pleased with my decision to attend West Virginia University in the fall.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's always lights on of course, and at night there's university police patrolling. I always feel safe, even when it's dark and I'm alone.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is really very reasonable, and the professors and counselors are devoted to giving you the best college experience you can get. I have yet to meet someone who wasn't friendly and willing to give me the answers to the questions that I had.

    Food and Dining

    From Hatfield's to Taziki's, there's always something new to try in the food courts, and downtown Morgantown is right out the backdoor if you get bored!

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are just great, and there's really a wide variety of housing to choose from when it comes to where and how you want to live.

    Academic Rigor

    I learn a lot in all of my classes, and I really enjoy my professors. You need to work to learn the material, but if you do you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're from out of state like me, don't discount the University based on cost. There are plenty of scholarships available, you just have to find the right one!

    In three sentences

    I just love the area. Morgantown is so beautiful! I couldn't be happier with the aesthetics of the University.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I'm an online learner, so I do not have access to this data.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm an online learner, so I do not have access to this data.

    Great for these types of students

    Online learners, both graduate and undergraduate students, will thrive in the online environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They sing John Denver Country Road after each football game.

    Bang for the buck

    I am very please with the courses. THe tuition is expensive for online learners out of state. Other than the price, I am satisfied.

    What to do for fun

    I'm an online learner, so I do not have access to this data.

    Food and Dining

    I'm an online learner, so I do not have access to this data.

    Dorm Life

    I'm an online learner, so I do not have access to this data.

    Academic Rigor

    West Virginia University a Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Faculty conduct $177.7 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for traditional learning, make sure you select an environment that is right for you. If you happen to be a re-entry student or an online student and like where you are, West Virginia University provides many options. Research pays off big time when looking at institutions. Don't let anyone bully you into attending an institution that does not feel right.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University (WVU) provides flexible graduate programs for working professionals. The school has outstanding resources, and understands the online working environment. Unlike for profit learning institutions or diploma mills, WVU is a real world research institution.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    good

    Greek Life

    not interested

    Clubs and Activities

    many

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    burning of couches

    What to do for fun

    sports , movies, bands,

    Food and Dining

    very good

    Academic Rigor

    great

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready to work hard and have fun

    In three sentences

    Great place, nice staff and students.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    -Mountain Lair -WVU Up All Night -intramurals/clubs/sports -shopping -eating out -mall -movies -volunteering opportunities -rec center

    Food and Dining

    Food at orientation was very good. There is a lot of selection in the Mountain Lair and surrounding areas.

    Dorm Life

    unknown-not living on campus

    Academic Rigor

    (can't really fully rate this one because I haven't started classes yet, but I've heard enough to know that it isn't a cake-walk)

    Tips for prospective students

    -sign up for classes as early as you can -get involved (plug yourself in and be a part) -if you don't know, ASK YOUR ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR -don't wait too long to order your books -come to WVU!!!!!!!

    In three sentences

    WVU is a huge school with an incredible amount of school spirit. It is renowned for its academic excellence, as well as the student activities, sports, groups, clubs, and community involvement. They handle everything from class scheduling to financial aid very well considering the size of the university.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are tons of organized activities through the school, hundreds of organizations, and plenty of night life too. There are many amazing restaurants and shops to go to with friends. Also, if you like outdoors there's Cheat Lake and Cooper's Rock Park close by. Multiple great churches and even Campus Crusade for Christ to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Freshman definitely don't need a car. You don't even really need one if your apartment is within walking distance downtown. Also use ratemyprofessor.com and myedu.com when scheduling.

    In three sentences

    WVU is definitely the biggest and best college in West Virginia. There is a lot to do and get involved in. If you pick the right major, the classes aren't as easy as everyone seems to think.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun coopers rock is awesome you can go hike and overlook morgantown. Since there aren't any beaches for fun we have lakes a good spot is Blue hole where on hot days most college students go to. For Night life you can walk down high street and find almost anything to do. Such as food, Clubs, bars ( 18 and 21), hookah bars and more.

    Food and Dining

    Arnold Hall has very good food which is located on the downtown campus. Next would be Summit which is located on downtown campus as well. Third rated in my opinion would be Towers which is located on the Evansdale campus. Each cafe has different food every day providing you with a variety of things to eat. Also, special occasions like thanksgiving, Christmas, end of the year the dining halls provide you with seasonal food. For instance for thanksgiving time the prepare you a thanksgiving dinner.

    Dorm Life

    Participate is dorm activities it helps you get to know people and get involved. Make sure you bring Fans most dorms aren't air conditioned. Try to live on a main campus dorms it makes life easier with classes because that is where most freshman classes are. Arnold Hall is the best place to live downtown its location is great and they have suites where you get your own bathroom instead of community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Make sure you have a set schedule and have your priorities straight. Use the library resources, you can reserve a room for group or singe study sessions. Take advantage of the free tutoring that is offered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you sign up for the mountaineer maniacs so you can get tickets for every game. Don't overload your first semester schedule. Make sure to have your parents listed on your FERPA form it will make your life easier.

    In three sentences

    WVU has a wonderful campus that gives every student an opportunity to reach there goals. With all the resources WVU offers such as free tutoring no student will leave unsuccessful. The campus is very friendly and grows on you fast making it feel like home.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe walking home by myself at 4am from any part of town

    Greek Life

    Their parties are fun but they do not do anything for the school and the town like at other school. So basically there is no point for them because Morgantown has nothing but awesome house parties at every house.

    Clubs and Activities

    Boxing club always has All American boxers

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers, sports lovers, heavy drinkers and party animals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rusted Musket is a must and Sandwich U will give you a heart attack but its worth it.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap school compared to other out of state schools.

    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting events, go downtown and have the time of your life at night, and meet people that will change your life.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome college food in the town but really crappy dorm food.

    Dorm Life

    The school is really trying to crack down of partying so they are really strict about stuff in the dorms, but you will still meet a ton of people and have the time of your life outside the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    WVU is still one of the biggest party schools in the nation except that the academic programs are cracking down on the bad students and this past year the Wall Street Journal did a study among recruiters that showed that WVU engineering was the 23rd beast engineering program in the nation among recruiters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect nothing but prepare for everything and I mean everything.

    In three sentences

    Enrolling at WVU was the best decision of my life. It has opened the doors to countless opportunities which include two internships with NASA. The campus is so much nicer than any other campuses I have visited, the sporting events are so much fun, and you will make the friends that will be with you until the end.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I'm a Chi Omega, my husband a Pi Kappa Phi -- we wouldn't have it any other way, but there are so man choices and such great experiences!

    What to do for fun

    It's WVU - what isn't there to do for fun!

    Academic Rigor

    WVU is fair and balanced. The work may be difficult but the professors are there to answer question and guide you.

    Tips for prospective students

    All colleges are what you put into them; however, WVU offers you so many opportunities to grow beyond academics and that is really important in such a competitive employement market.

    In three sentences

    WVU is highly spirited, incredibly attentive and generally well balanced. Academiclly stand strong. Enthusiastically expect the best from their graduate students.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Morgantown is my home away from home. The variety of different programs and majors allow me to go in whichever direction I chose to. WVU is an amazing school.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Their is plenty to do. Between football games, places to study, and places to hangout. They are everywhere.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. There are a lot of restaurants downtown that have great food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a good size. Their are several dorms to live in if you dont like a certain one. Their is always one that will fit your needs.

    Academic Rigor

    I took a test during Orientation. It was very tough, but it helped me understand how much I need to study while im there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus before applying, make sure you like it. Check out the class rooms and make sure you comfortable with the sizes. Spend a night there to make sure you are okay with the town 24 hours a day.

    In three sentences

    A great town to live in, not to big, not to small. Lots of places to eat. Classrooms are the perfect size to be able to learn in, and get help if you need it.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe environment

    Clubs and Activities

    I am an Academic Stars Scholar and enjoyed being at the Center for African Studies and Research.

    Bang for the buck

    Please sign up for adventure WVU. This is an experience that you will never forget.

    What to do for fun

    The Rec center is a lot of fun. I had such a good time taking zumba classes, yoga, swimming and rock climbing.

    Food and Dining

    The meals on campus are pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fantastic. I have met so many friends over the past five weeks during my summer program. We now have a family bond that will last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    WVU provides access to all facilities that will support a successful learning environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make study tables a priority. Connect with firends from all communities. Join as many clubs as possible. Put your education first. Stay focused.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University provides a loving and caring community. One that strives for the benefit and acheivements of its students educationaly. West Virginia University teaches its students to give back to the community by providing a multitude of volunteering opportunities.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a very friendly campus and welcomes all

    Greek Life

    WVU have a wide selection when its comes to greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of groups and activities for all walks of life

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth the money and it is not as expensive as other division 1 universities.

    What to do for fun

    There is alot of out-door fun as well as a very big rec-center for swimming, basketball, rock climbing, and working out.

    Food and Dining

    There is various cafes all over campus for different types of food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great and you fill safe just like you would at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The University expects nothing but the best from all students and they reward those who give there best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to learn and have a good time with great people.

    In three sentences

    Is a great school filled with diversity, they welcome people from all walks of life and they are very undertanding.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You will hear of little things happening from time to time, but thats the case anywhere. I've never felt threatened walking anywhere around campus and never heard of anyone having felt that way either. Lovely campus with great friendly people everywhere!

    Greek Life

    Plenty of Greek life opportunity. I just joined this past semester and wouldn't ever think of turning back. I met 100 new friends within the three months I was pledging. Best decision of my life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something going on. From sports clubs to science clubs and everything in between. You wont be sorry with your decision to become a mountaineer!

    Great for these types of students

    Any student will survive and thrive here. There are so many different kids here at WVU that you will have no problem fitting in any way you can.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football is the biggest tradition this school has. Although it is very frowned upon and illegal now, the school used to be known for burning couches after every win!

    Bang for the buck

    I chose to leave my home state of NJ to save some money which it definitely did. I would have paid more staying in NJ to go to Rutgers. I am getting a solid education, meeting great new friends and having fun at the same time.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on. From sporting events, to recreational sports, to fishing or hitting the bar scene for some happy hour specials. You will never be sitting home bored trying to find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    I can't put it in any better of words for you prospective students out there but you will definitely not go hungry here on campus. So many options to choose from. Anything you'd like from sushi to steaks to fast food, its all there.

    Dorm Life

    There is no experience like living in a dorm. You are surrounded by hundreds of new students just like yourself. They are all scared and excited at the same time. They are willing to get out and make the same new friends you want to. It is a chance for you to really get to know a lot of new friends very easily!

    Academic Rigor

    As an engineering student, I do spend a good amount of time in the library or in class. That doesn't mean that I am stuck inside all the time. The biggest part about being on your own is the ability to manage your time in a mature manner. Without time managment and will power, you wont succeed anywhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out and enjoy the extreme amount of school spirit. There is plenty of opportunity to meet tons of new people that share many of the same views as you do. There is always something to do as long as you get all your homework done first!

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is a wonderful place to spread your wings. There are friendly people everywhere willing to share their experiences with you as well. There is a great opportunity with amazing teachers to learn one or more of the hundreds of disciplines offered here.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Everything. You can go to a football game, go bowling, see a movie, go clubbing, go to the huge rec center, or go to parties (if you are into that). There is something to do every single day i promise.

    Food and Dining

    You get sick of the dining hall food fairly quick but there are plenty of good alternatives.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorm. As an only child have had made a ton of friends and we feel like one big family.

    Academic Rigor

    Its not very hard so far. As long as you listen and take adequate noes you will be good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class. Its half the battle.

    In three sentences

    I love it here. As much negative behind the name, once you get here you will realize that all the negativity you heard was false. This is a great university and have experienced anything bad yet!

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In the hills in a college town University has its own police force so real safe.

    Greek Life

    Its big

    Clubs and Activities

    All kinds if you cant find one you have not left the dorm.

    Great for these types of students

    Both introverted and extroverts will survive.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mountaineer Field

    Bang for the buck

    In State great out of state pretty good

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, Cheat Lake Campus activities out the wazoo.

    Dorm Life

    Great

    Academic Rigor

    Eases you in but then you need to buckle down.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont get too caught up in the social life remember what your there for.

    In three sentences

    Awesome its what I thought it would be. So much to experience so little time. I feel Ill get a lot of opportunities here .

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    We have hiking, areas to play sports, a really nice recreation center, and of course, we are one of the top party schools.

    Food and Dining

    The food is typical college food. It's not amazing, but it's not utterly repulsive either.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice overall. It depends on the hall in which you live, but most of the rooms have enough space and good accomodations. The dorms also have a lot of activites going on during the weeks.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes will be more difficult, but the lower level courses are pretty easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, get to know professors, and balance your social life with study and sleep.

    In three sentences

    The campus sprawls across a series of hills, so be prepared to walk up some stairs and incline planes. On the whole, college life is enjoyable, particularly if you like partying, and if you aren't a partier, there are plenty of things to do. You'll probably like it here.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Its Great academic institution that provides excellent faculty that are there for the students. The facilities and classrooms are top notch. The atmosphere of the campus is everything a college student could ask for.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Burning couches after a win of the football game. Even though this is not suggested, because it is terrible for the environment and it is a felony.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life. Over 300 clubs to join. Awesome student rec center. School games are free. Shopping. Parties.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeterias have their days; some better than others.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Dadisman and it is the worst dorm out of the rest. It does, however, have a great location and it is easy to get to know people who live inside it.

    Academic Rigor

    This is my first semester of college, and it is a huge transformation from high school. Homework is actually serious. The classes challenge a person to their best ability, but are willing to offer help when needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is what you make out of it. WVU offers programs for almost everyone. Yes, there is a lot of partying happening, but the library is open late and study groups available for all class. So, be yourself and you will love it here.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia provides an equal education for everyone. The students, staff, and community are very helpful and want you to succeed. There is always something going on for anyone whether a partier or a studier.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Games...etc

    Tips for prospective students

    Weather is harsh is winter...

    In three sentences

    Its a beautiful place to live. You will enjoy your stay here. A lot of opportunities to learn and have fun.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They Burn couches O.o

    What to do for fun

    I go to the rec center, pottery, watch movies, hand out in the dorm, and of course PARTY

    Food and Dining

    The food gets boring after a while.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty big in comparison to other schools.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are very important here, even as a party school. There's tutors for almost everything. Someone's always here to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out everything about the school before you commit.

    In three sentences

    This school is hardly diverse. A minority may feel uncomfortable and sometimes alone here. Statistics are 89% White, 3% African American, 2%Asian American, 2% Hispanic, 1% Unknown, 0%Native American.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Many options.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of options.

    In three sentences

    During my visit, I love the campus and the atmosphere. It seems like its going to be a lot of fun to attend there and hopefully get a good education. I'm very excited to start my college career there.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe, there are call buttons everywhere for the police . I usually see a few UPD every night when there are people out on the weekends making sure everyone is safe. If you travel with at least one more person you really won't have anything to worry about.

    Clubs and Activities

    Your hall will have many clubs and activities for you to participate in, go to at least a few, it' a great way to meet new people. Get involved in any clubs or honoraries that WVU has to offer that deal with your major, they will look great in the future on applications.

    Bang for the buck

    Go to bookholders for books and the book exchange for cheaper apparel and books. Use all of your meal plan swipes instead of going out to eat or buying food from the grocery store (your parents are already paying for it). If you do go out to eat, you can find cheap restaurants on high street.

    What to do for fun

    Get people together and go play sports (soccer, volleyball, basketball.. etc), it can be a lot of fun when you need a break from studying or something to do on a sunday afternoon. Go for a walk, Morgantown has lots to offer like the arboretum and many other walking and biking trails. Go to up all night at least once and see a movie or get breakfast at midnight.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are great and offer a lot of variety but they can get old. The best way to avoid that is to go to different halls or even the lair instead of the same one every night. Don't over eat- they're basically all buffet style but that's the easiest way to gain the freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, you will make many new friends and that will make the adjustment much easier. Don't be afraid to be social, it takes a lot of stress out of your day when you have friends in your hall to go hang out or go places with. Talk to your RA, they are there to help and they really do know what they're talking about (just because they're authority doesn't mean you can't talk to them normally).

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be hard but if you study things will come much easier. Don't be afraid to talk to the professor, they really do want to help even if you're one of many in a lecture hall, just go see them during their office hours with any questions. Find other people in your classes, sometimes it helps to study in a group and it always gives you someone to go to when you have questions late at night when you can't see a professor or a TA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't panic if you don't do well at first, it takes some time to get used to the way exams and lectures work. Always leave time for studying during the week and don't try to cram it all in the night before. Go to the review sessions, the TA's are there to help and it can end up being very useful when you have no idea what to expect on an exam.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University promotes student learning in a friendly environment. There are always people there to help you with anything from homework and studying to dealing with the everyday stress of college. The faculty wants you to succeed and they have many great programs to help you do that.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never felt unsafe on the campus itself. Downtown...maybe a little. But overall, Morgantown is a very safe town.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots available. I was active in Hillel and it was like a home away from home really.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is looking for a well-rounded college experience that consists of good academics, an active social scene, and meeting others from different backgrounds. Oh, and also be prepared to defend your alma mater because a lot of people just see WVU as a hick party school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The PRT! Tons of students complain and gripe about it, but I found it to be very convenient. I even had my own car, but still prefer the PRT over sitting in traffic and trying to find a parking spot.

    Bang for the buck

    For WV residents, the tuition is not bad. For out of state students, the price can be good or bad....depending on what tuition is like in your home state. In my case, WVU was the same price as in-state schools (in PA). However now it's more expensive. So 3 stars here because it seems to be getting worse and worse by the year. The plus side is that the cost of living in Morgantown is really low.

    What to do for fun

    Morgantown is a great place is you are the outdoorsy type. This isn't my speed so much. I used to work at Mountaineer Mall and University Towne Center has a lot of shopping, eateries, and a movie theatre.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are not cut throat. But the coursework is challenging. Of course this depends on your major. Many students take advantage of study groups, tutoring services and other means if they are struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in statistics and outside perceptions. West Virginia and WVU are not very diverse racially. However the culture there is very down to earth. Keep learning in and out of the classroom. And have fun in the process!

    In three sentences

    WVU is an excellent and comprehensive university. It offers tons of majors and is located in a scenic location. The WVU community is also one of the most spirited and nicest that I've come across anywhere. I'm truly proud to have graduated from there.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    WVU is the number one party school so of course it's plenty to do. If you don't like to party that much there are many clubs and organizations to do for fun. If you like to rock climb or just work out we have an amazing student recreation center.

    Food and Dining

    They are plenty of places to eat. The dining halls aren't all that bad but they aren't great. Cafe evansdale food can be alright someday. At the mountainlair they have chic-fi-la which is always busy. They also have Burger King so food options aren't really bad,

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't so bad. Some dorms downtown do not have Air conditioning but they are so close to where you will be taking most of your classes. Evansdale dorms aka towers are really nice they do have air conditioning but you have to depend on public transportation and the prt to get to most of your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    There are so many different majors you can choose from. Of course the school has its top majors like exercise physiology, biology and psychology. There plenty more major and minors you can do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely be ready for a lot of walking, fun and cheering. There is so many different activities to get involve with on this campus. So really get involved. Very hilly campus so be ready for walking up very steep hills and going down. Bring clothes for all weather one week it will be 80 degrees and the next 50 degrees.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love this school. The community is very welcoming and the school is dedicated to helping you. I give this school an 8 out of 10.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's pretty safe. I've been walking around in the wee hours of the morning and I haven't seen anything.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for everyone. Even Quittich

    Great for these types of students

    There are a lot of party people but there is also a good mix of people who were actually here to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When our football team wins. Can you say RIOTS?

    Bang for the buck

    As an out-of-state student tuition is extremely too expensive but definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Study for your next exam? or take a gander up frat row. The options are limitless.

    Food and Dining

    It's not your mom's home cooked meals but they're still really tasty.

    Dorm Life

    You make great friends that last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    You earn grades. STUDY and go to class!

    Tips for prospective students

    I tell all of my friends to apply to WVU. It really is my home away from home.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia is a great college. It gives you the oppurtunity to grow and balance out your daily values.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus is very safe. The local Police and Campus Police do a great job controlling the town. Of course there are always places that students shouldnt be and could get in trouble but a smart student should have no problems with safety on this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The varsity sports are exciting to watch every weekend as well as be a part of. If varsity sports arent your strength then there are intramurals at the rec centre or a lot of different clubs about various interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The mountainlair is a great asset to West virginia University as it provides one place where everyone can hang out throughout the week and on weekends. there is a theatre, bowling alley, pool tables and a lot of other fun stuff to do here.

    What to do for fun

    Morgantown has a lot of fun things to do on your spare time. there are many places around town and throughout campus that have exciting things for everyone. the Rec. Centre is a great place to meet knew people as well as the mountainlair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make as many friends as possible while you are here because you will carry many of these friends with you throughout your life. it is great meeting people from all over the world

    In three sentences

    I love West Virginia University. The teachers are very knowledgeable and create a great learning environment for all types of learners. Classes are interesting and the campus life is exciting.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm an out of state student so its pretty expensive but not too bad.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown offers many things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average. Some days are better than others.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are ok. Summit and Arnold are both pretty nice and they're downtown so they're close to everything. I know a lot of freshman who live in Towers, which is on the Evensdale campus. They just ride the PRT to downtown, not an inconvenience.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a Pre-Pharmacy major so my classes are rather hard. I recently changed my major from accounting and those classes weren't particularly easy either but I still did well in them.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you study, go to class and pay attention then you will have nothing to worry about. Also, don't be afraid to go to a professors office if you need help with something.They are here to help you!

    In three sentences

    WVU is a very fun and energetic school! There is always something fun and exciting to do around campus. The professors are all willing to help you as long as you take the initiative.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Amazing campus, that pretty much sums it up.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have club for any sport you can think of, some of the clubs can be pricy but if you enjoy your sport and have some free time, why not and join to make some new friendships.

    Bang for the buck

    Since I am from the great state of West Virginia, I get a great price for the school, just a little under $16,000, its a big college town, with great academics and campus life.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go lift weights with a group of my friends, always competition between us. Go out on the weekend, go to the football and basketball games, meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    It just depends where you eat, some places are better than others. But in the end it is all for a quick bit.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing, I've met some of the most amazing people here. We all are very close and help each other out when we study for tests or quizzes or just homework problems.

    Academic Rigor

    I am an mechanical engineering major and the course work is very intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and play hard. Always review your notes after the class ended.

    In three sentences

    I would not have chosen another school. There is no comparison because the atmosphere, people, and academics are just top notch.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on the campus. I'm not use to living with so many people but I'm never afraid to walk out at night or fear that something bad will happen.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many opprtunities to join clubs or participate in activities. There is a never ending lists of things to do. People are welcomed happily and no one feels left out.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are dedicated to their school work but also like to have fun on the weekends and go out. A very young town is what i would use to describe it.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun. The rec creates a great place to play sports or work out. There are also many places to shop downtown or it could be exciting just to go exploring around the entire campus.

    Food and Dining

    Nothing beats a home cooked meal from mom or dad but the food is edible and if you don't like the cafe food there are plenty of other options available to students.

    Dorm Life

    I do enjoy living in the dorms. First, having a roommate makes it all a bit easier. The dorms have a lot of access to things such as food, transportation, and tutoring as well as many other things.

    Academic Rigor

    What we learn isn't easy. The school teaches us exactly what we need in order to work and live in live in todays society.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work and take your life into your own hands.

    In three sentences

    A great school that makes you feel at home. The teachers are very understanding and easy to talk to about problems or situations. It's become a place that I love and now call my home.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency buttons around every corner but things still happen.

    Greek Life

    There are more sorority houses than you can count.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of groups to get involved with. If you can't find one you aren't interested in, you're probably not looking at all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The PRT cram. They take a PRT car off the tracks and see how many people can fit in it. The record is somewhere around 100 but when you normally get in it, you can only fit about 16.

    Bang for the buck

    While the tuition is very high, the school offers you tons of free things including fitness classes and doctor visits.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec center. Join a club. Travel through the streets of Morgantown and go shopping.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety with many different places to eat. Some places focus on quantity while others focus on quality.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to meet new people but they are very loud sometimes. The community bathrooms can be gross but it's nice not having to clean your own bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes have a very high workload and require countless hours of studying. Others are a breeze and require very little work outside of the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to study! It benefits you to be interactive within the University (join clubs or teams). Bring your own computer because many classes require you to download software you must use.

    In three sentences

    WVU is extremely school spirited. The campus is pretty spread out but they offer free transportation. The PRT is not very reliable.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    couch burnings, singing country roads

    Bang for the buck

    Great price for residents of West Virginia, not so much for out of state students.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, clubs, WVU up all night, dorm activities, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    A bunch of different dining halls, Boreman Bistro is probably the best, others aren't as nice.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on your building and the location.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take and what your study habits are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms downtown, don't get caught up in the party scene.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University has two very large campuses. This is a great school to go to unless you like to party a lot. There are a ton of people and lots of fun activities such as sports games and WVUpAllNight.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is Great! I am never afraid to walk around in the evenings on my own. I have never felt unsafe at this University.

    What to do for fun

    Many activities to attend. Many clubs and affiliations. The Mountainlair is a great place to hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Food not so great but there was always many options

    Dorm Life

    I would not choose to live in the dorms my entire time in college, but for the first year it was a nice and safe place to live.

    Academic Rigor

    You will learn a lot in your classes. Professors are always concerned about their students success no matter how large the class is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore your options. Never settle for the first choice of major, there are many opportunities out there you may not even know about.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia is a school with many different opportunities. The professors seem to care about how well their students do in their classes and are concerned that they succeed. Also, the campus is a beautiful and clean place.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of stuff to do here, if you are bored that means your not doing something correctly. You can hangout with friends, go to the rec center or go to the bowling lanes and have some fun.

    Food and Dining

    This is a big switch up from living at home and having home cooked food every night. The dorm food is not a five star meal but it passes for a meal.

    Dorm Life

    I live on a very social floor, everyone has great personalities. The only down side is we have community bathrooms that can be very gross.

    Academic Rigor

    Its tough to stay focused with all the distractions of partying and the night life. Studying during the day is key so you can have fun at night, but do not have to much fun, you still need to wake up and go to class the next morning!

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a good place to study outside of your dorm. Be careful with how you spend your money the first semester, books are expensive! Go to all your Classes!!!!

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Self-determined, motivated, organized, prepared, diligent, self-disciplined students

    Bang for the buck

    I give the tuition a 3/5 stars...I think the tuition is a little costly. I am a big believer, however, in you get what you pay for. I know that I'm getting a great education- not looking forward to the student loan debt.

    What to do for fun

    I live off campus

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus

    Dorm Life

    5/5

    Academic Rigor

    5/5. The academic rigor at WVU is at the very least, tacitly demanded. The professors and other staff expect that you will succeed. Self-determination and motivation is the key factor in success. The rigor of the nursing program keeps you on your toes but also allows for every opportunity to become the finest RN/FNP/PNP that you can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to work hard. Know that you're not alone- the faculty and staff at WVU are always available and willing to assist. Enjoy gaining a higher education through one of the most notable schools in the nation. Be organized, diligent, motivated, prepared and proactive- you will succeed at this school.

    In three sentences

    My experience with WVU has been fabulous. They set very high standards for thier students and they convey a genuine and caring attitude toward the acheivement of the students.

  • 01/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What I like to do for fun is either play guitar, hang out with friends, or just go out to eat with everyone. They usually have a bunch of activities you can do over the weekend, like skiing, camping, or just random trips. It seems like there is always something to do here and you will never get bored of it.

    Food and Dining

    The food actually isn't all that bad. I enjoy most of it. You will never go hungry I can tell you that much, because there have so many different options for food. For as much as it costs it is definitely worth it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great. I absolutely love it. Especially on a coed dorm. You can just walk into anybodies room you want, well as long as they let you. All your friends are usually right there on the same floor as you. It is great to have everyone right there just in case you need them for anything. I would never get bored of the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty isn't all the bad. Some subjects are more challenging than others. It always seems to keep me on my toes though. I have always had trouble with school so I think all of it is challenging. I love a good challenge. The harder it is the more you have to work to get a good education, and you learn more along the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know all the schools rules and guidelines. Try and stay on top of everything so you don't fall behind. Keep a calender and a schedule of all your classes, and assignments. It will definitely make college a whole lot easier.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is a great school with amazing opportunities to do what you want in life. They offer so much and help everyone out as much as they can. To be honest this school is the best and I love it.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    nothing bad happens here

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We were rated the no. 1 party school

    What to do for fun

    Party

    Food and Dining

    The dining services here are awful.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are awful get an apartment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study do not party too often

    In three sentences

    This is a great school to represent the state of WV. It is known as a party school but it has great academics. Meeting people is easy and fun here.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun you will find yourself at the student recreational center a lot. The student rec center is a place where all the students like to hang out and exercise with one another. The night life gets even better! We have quite a few night clubs located in the center of our downtown campus. During the weekends High Street is absolutely filled with students partying and having fun. Oh, and don't count out the house parties!

    Food and Dining

    If you ever get the chance to even visit Morgantown, WV you have to make sure you go to High Street located in the center of the downtown campus. In the center of campus you have a strip of restaurants such as subway,Quiznos, and buffalo wild wings just to name a few. And if you don't get the chance to try any of those, i highly recommend you go to a restaurant by the name of Sandwich U. Just trust me!!

    Dorm Life

    The institution has beautiful dorms all over campus. Dorms such as Lincoln Hall, the Honors Dorm, and Summit Hall come highly recommended. These dorms are the closets thing to presidential suites at the Hilton hotel.

    Academic Rigor

    Although West Virginia is ranked among the top schools in the nation when it comes to partying, as a student you must stay focused on your purpose of being at the institution; and that is to get your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    West Virginia has a beautiful campus and a number of activities for students to partake in. This is a excellent school choice for any student who wishes to further their education.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is a wonderful institution to attend. They have a list of majors to choose from and a wonderful sport and exercise psychology program. The staff and faculty are committed to having each and every student succeed.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never heard of problem on campus about the security. There are those emergency poles with the flashing light on top everywhere and I mean everywhere. On game days they are lying in wait for it to end already geared up. They patrol at night and you can sign up for the emergency alert and you can get a text say...bad guy in this area spotted...don't come here. So....it's safe! Parents do not need to worry.

    Greek Life

    I myself....am not into the Greek Life scene, but several of my friends are. Trust me half of them are nothing like those portrayed on tv, and the other half are only half the extent of what is on tv, but I can not tell you if that is a good thing or a bad thing. A lot of the sororities/fraternities have houses, but several do not just to let you know.

    Clubs and Activities

    Well they have tons and tons and TONS of clubs. Most of them are good, some are bizarre, but there something for everyone. Dorms usually have their own specific clubs going on away from the campus wide ones. The Student Recreation Center also offers classes like Zumba and Yoga every week.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students come here and make it work. College is what you make of it. There is always something for every type of person.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well of course one tradition is the different music and hand movements that occur at every football game whether home or away, but you catch on pretty quickly. I don't think there is any unusual locations on campus, but I guess it's in the eye of the beholder.

    Bang for the buck

    Here it is....the school is cheap. It's EXTREMELY cheap for instate students and cheap for out of state students. In fact it was cheaper for me to go here than in my own state. Also some programs (depending on where you live and what major you go into) offer instate tuition for out of staters. Overall it is a really good price for a really great academic program with all the extras thrown in.

    What to do for fun

    Well, too many to list. The dorms usually have something going on every weekend and they have so many events going on in each of the individual colleges that I doubt there is one weekend where something isn't going on. They also have a program called WVUp All Night, where they show a movie (free for students) in their movie theatre and have some entertainment and free food at midnight. There is also the games area under the mountain lair, but if that's not good enough there is always a walk down High Street with its many restaurants. You can always go to the Student Recreation Center. That place has everything....a nice pool, several courts, a rock wall, raquet ball, two weight/work out rooms, an indoor track....the list goes on and lastly there is always a party someone.

    Food and Dining

    Well, what do you expect it's college food. They have some really good food once in a while at the many dining halls, another nice feature is the grab n go. It's like a fast food restaurant without the fast food part. Also for an prospective engineers out there, there is a great place in the engineering building itself called bits and bytes where you can grab a snack or a full on meal. A place you'll eventually depend on.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you life dorm life is good to great. I lived in honors and I have to say it is the best dorm on campus. The dorms always have some sort of activity going on and the people tend to be pretty laid back and fun provoking.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes range from easy to hard but they are pretty consistent in each department. I do not know what to say about it. It all depends on you're major and what you think is easy. Yes, you'll have a lot of homework that may or may not count and have to study for test, but if you don't goof off and just get over with, you usually have a lot of time to spare.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus and get a tour before you decide on anything. Talk to some of the current students if possible. Don't be scared of the campus being spread out it is not as far apart as it seems.

    In three sentences

    A school filled with happy and nice partiers. A school filled with pride and a sense of belonging. A big campus with a small campus feel.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    the college isnt just party party party its study study stduy also do well and of course there is always gonna be a tie to party

    In three sentences

    west virginia university is a fun loving prideful school. great education for the money and a big school at that . youneed to be on your a game

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency buttons are located all over campus. The steps were created with safety in mind. They are larger so if you were running up them it would be easier.

    Greek Life

    I am not a member of a sorority or fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that you can join here!!

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated students who don't want classes that are too big or too small.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love to go to E. Moore Hall and read. The building takes me back in time.

    Bang for the buck

    As a resident of WV, I get a discount on tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Cooper's Rock is close if you like nature. Or Pittsburgh is only an hour drive north, so a day trip there is easy.

    Food and Dining

    There are definitely plenty of places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, but I like living on my own.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that I am challenged academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is not a party school unless you make it one.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy attending WVU. The programs offered are great and the teachers demonstrate their proficiency through their teaching. This was definitely the best choice for a university in West Virginia.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    What sorotities does WVU offer?

    In three sentences

    When applying for colleges, WVU came up multiple times in my search as one of the best schools to study Forensics at. I mean it seems like a great school with many chances to help one succeed for the future. I applied and got accepted, but I'm wondering how good is the program really.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is pretty safe around campus, especially night time. There are many police officers, safety rangers, and fire marshals on patrol. If there ever was a problem they are not far away at all, I always see them on duty.

    Greek Life

    There are at least 8 sororities and 16 fraternities at West Virginia University. Greek Life is very active at our school and a lot of people get into it. I am not apart of a sorority because I chose not to be but it is definitely very popular on campus and it is easier to make long term friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of school organizations on campus that have an unlimited variety of options. Anyone can get involved and want to meet new people with the same interest. If there is something that you would like to do but it hasn't been invented yet, students can have to make a petition and get as much signatures as they can to get it approved.

    Great for these types of students

    WVU is definitely great for any type of student. There are so many different people to meet that have so many different interests. From Greek Life, to sport fans, to any student organization you can think of, this school is great for you! Everyone can feel like they belong once they find their place and West Virginia University is the heart of it all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some unusual traditions we have are burning couches. It is very dangerous but this mostly happens after a really successful win after football games or a crazy party that breaks loose. I think it is really fun and exciting even though it is illegal but it is what the school is occasionally known to do. Some really cool places on campus is definitely high street. It has so many good restaurants and sights to see.

    Bang for the buck

    WVU is worth the money that college students pay for it. It is a very great and diverse school that has a lot to offer to students. The tuition is pricier for out of state students but it is worth every penny when you really take advantage of all the opportunities you can get.

    What to do for fun

    On the weekends there is usually house parties or clubs to go to. However, I also like going to different restaurants because most of them are unique and not food chains. I also like going to the mall and occasionally to the movies. There is also WVU up-all-night on the weekends in the Mountain Lair that provides students many different activities and events.

    Food and Dining

    The dorm food is tolerable on some days and other days it tastes very good. I particularly like when dorm diners have a special event because they have new meals and variety. In the Mountain Lair cafeteria, the fast food places can be repetitive but it is the best option on most days. Overall, there is various food options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I really like that I got the experience to live without my parents and be in charge of myself. I have gotten into arguments with my roommate but it hasn't completely interfered with our boundaries together. The RA's are very strict, which makes me feel restricted sometimes but I still enjoyed living away from home it has helped me mature faster.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be quite challenging at times during midterms and finals week. Many students struggle with the work load they have but it isn't as hard if you plan ahead of time. Studying in study rooms or libraries are helpful because of less distractions. It is all based on determination, timing and planning.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that prospective students to be sociable and try to be apart of as many events and opportunities as possible. All students want is acceptance and the most out of their college experience, which is why students need to put themselves out there. I suggest attending games, joining clubs and activities, become friends with people in the dorms and keep in contact with classmates. I also think that new students should always make time to study and keep their school work first. Keep in mind the amount of work you have versus the party you want to attend. It very important to avoid procrastination and if you need help always email your professors or go to tutoring.

    In three sentences

    WVU is a great college for students who want to feel like they belong to something. The people here are friendly and linked together especially during game seasons. We all are proud of our school and we show it with our Mountaineer pride whenever we win or lose.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Couch burning.

    What to do for fun

    Most people party for fun. However, there are arts events and many opportunities for outdoor recreation. If you're coming to WVU, plan on attending something at the Creative Art Center. No matter what you decide to see there, you will not be let down.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options for dining if you are downtown. If you are Evensdale, pack lunch.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are generally in poor shape. While most of the dorms offer many social events, they are pathetic as far as being study friendly. Furthermore, calling one of the dorms home for a year may work on your mental health.

    Academic Rigor

    At WVU you can major in rigorous programs like nursing and engineering. Or you can choose a major that will not challenge you and will mostly be composed of busy work. It varies.

    Tips for prospective students

    WVU is a party school. Hands down, that is the atmosphere here. If you are looking for a place where you can excel academically, this may not be the place for you. It can be hard to keep your concentration, but if you can focus and think you can appreciate all that WVU has to offer, it may be the right place for you.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is a huge campus with opportunities for everyone to experiment on academic and personal levels. The university is a prime example of good intentions that have horribly failed. Many students are satisfied with the campus environment but transportation around town is nearly impossible.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very Safe! Alert booths are all over campus and the campus PD and Morgantown Police are everywhere!

    Clubs and Activities

    If you don't like the clubs or activities already here, you can make your own!

    What to do for fun

    The possibilities are endless. Just make sure to attend a WVU football game!

    Food and Dining

    There are many choices to choose from in Morgantown and almost all deliver!

    Dorm Life

    Overall nice dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are easy, though the freshman classes can be challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep focused. The amount of partying in Morgantown easily distracts many people from school. Also, if you do not enjoy walking up stairs or hills, don't come here.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is a great school. It has a nice campus and atmosphere. The professors are also generally nice.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Going to visit this school this summer! Going to be awesome! The campus life sounds great.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. Cops are usually around and there are the emergency buttons around campus too.

    Greek Life

    If that is your thing, definitely consider. Greek life is a big deal at WVU.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek life always an option. Specifc major clubs as well as a ton of different community service activities. Have to be willing to get out there though.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to go out and try new things but also focus on school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As the party school, there is the burning of couches and the big St. Patty's Day festivities. Also, there are always awesome WVU Football tailgates as a big tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price I pay I feel like I get a good deal. The amazing rec center is free for student as well as all transportation. Meal plans are reasonable as well and many student discounts available.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, greek life, clubs, rec center, resident hall trips, up all night, bowling, and much more

    Food and Dining

    I definitely wish the food was more food and less plastic tasting, but the options were always pretty good at the dorms depending on my mood.

    Dorm Life

    After living in towers I feel I was able to live the real dorm life, but I never felt like it was too much. The dorms were clean and the roommate match helped me find the prefect roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel challenged, but never too overwhelmed to the point i couldn't handle it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to get yourself out there and try new things or else you will feel stuck.

    In three sentences

    So far WVU has provided me with a true college experience. I went to the school in order to feel like a real college student and it has done that well. The school has good professors, administrators, and a good environment to help me grow in school work as well as socially.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The meal plan at WVU is cool because it has so many levels. You also can pay meals with a campus card! There are a lot of options on dining.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice at WVU! I really like them. Personally, I didn't want to pay anything extra for suites.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is exactly what I wanted as far as academics. I wanted a school that was competitive, but not cut throat. I am looking forward to my classes here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early, it will really help you get away from rushing around. Call admissions if you have a question, they are so helpful! Never be afraid to connect with other WVU students through social media to ask questions!

    In three sentences

    I believe this school is a 9 for me. It's exactly what I was looking for! I cannot wait to start my life there!

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I have not experience Greek life at WVU, but I have heard it is a great experience.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun-lovers, typical college students, but people who are hard working and know that school comes before play.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is not the best tradition, but after every home football game that we win, the students like to literally burn their couches.

    What to do for fun

    There are many places that you can walk to and shop, football games during the fall, and many plays and other sporting events are always going on. Also, the campus always has fun events and booths set up for its students to enjoy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class everyday you have it because in a lot of classes here, your grades rely heavily on your attendance in the class. Also, it is easy to get caught up in the college experience here, so make sure you get your course work done and learn to say no.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia is a great school with many oppurtunities. It is very fun and the academics are amazing. The professors do everything they can to help make sure you succeed

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WVU is very safe and is a small city. If there is any trouble the WV police are on it!

    Greek Life

    I am not involved but they do a lot of community service events.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of great club and activities here through the rec center.

    Great for these types of students

    WVU is great for any type of student; it is definitely different though from a city life experience. When you're in WV you kind of make your own fun!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Couch burning used to be a tradition but is no longer allowed due to safety reasons.

    Bang for the buck

    WVU is definitely affordable and you get a quality education.

    What to do for fun

    So many outdoor activities in WV! Mainly the rec center and Mountainlair.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is ok but can be spendy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm is a great experience your first 2 years of college. They allow for interaction with a diverse amount of people and you will find lifetime friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses at WVU are tough but if you apply yourself and are punctual you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    When first starting out get involved in as many activities as you can and then narrow them down for future semesters. Always be on time for class.

    In three sentences

    A small town with lots of opportunities. Even though, there are many students, you will run into people you know and that makes it feel like a tight niche community. The academic teachings here are quality even though it is a smaller university.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is extremely safe. It seems like there are cameras everywhere and there are also security locations with buttons to press that will dispatch a policeman to your location within 24 seconds.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a member of the Golf club and plan on joining a soccer club along with the boxing club. So there are many more clubs than just those few.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of person can have a great experience at this college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    After every football game the stadium rounds up together to sing Country Roads by John Denver to honor our football team.

    Bang for the buck

    Anywhere you go, college is going to be expensive, but with the one-on-one you get here with the professors the money is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    West Virginia University is known for its parties, but that is not all it has to offer. There are so many different volunteer programs, a rec to work out, various sport programs and many more things that are here to be explored.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are top of the line. It seems like there is always something for you at one of the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm room. I chose to let fate choose my roommate and we get along a lot better than I thought we would. It also helps meet new people so you can spread your wings at this University.

    Academic Rigor

    All of my professors have been very attentive and really try to work with you if you are having trouble. College is a lot harder than high school, but with the faculty and staff that are at West Virginia University you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be outgoing and try things you never would have before. This school offers so much and there is so much more than I would have ever imagined. You will not regret coming to school here, I can guarantee it.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University offers a broad range of classes. The atmosphere is always friendly and continues to promote a great learning environment. I love this college and hope to have some great experiences while I am here.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Good presence of security.

    Greek Life

    Alot of Greek life but I am not into that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs to join. Anything you want to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sports are the big thing here. Football is it!

    What to do for fun

    Their Rec Center is great. I like to run.

    Food and Dining

    The food plans are fair. I will keep up something when I move off campus for convenience.

    Dorm Life

    It stinks from my stand point. I lived in an old dorm. They do have newer dorms and are remodeling the one I was in. They are very strict and I think it is because they have had a party reputation in the past.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for alot of walking!

    In three sentences

    Large university that offers a wide range of degrees. Is very affordable for out of state individuals as compared to other large universities with similar offerings. Has a medical school with advanced hospital.

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many places to go shop and to hang with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and they have many places to go eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice and spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    They are very big on academics here.

    In three sentences

    It is very beautiful. It is big. It has many people.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    A lot of kids like to go downtown and enjoy the clubs. I personally live for Saturday football games where you can tailgate at the crack of dawn and celebrate being a Mountaineer. There is nothing like singing country roads with a group consisting of friends, family, fellow students, and alumni.

    Food and Dining

    The dorm food was very good. There was always a variety. The food surrounding campus is also very delicious and appealing. Every year there is always a new restaurant waiting to be taste-tested when students return in the Fall.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is an amazing experience that every freshman should experience. Starting college can be scary, especially when you come from a small town, like I did, to a university with tens of thousands of students. Being a part of the dorm experience was like being a part of something bigger than myself. At a time where I was nervous, yet excited, I got to integrate with hundreds of kids just like me who were conquering the same battle. It was liberating and something that definitely shaped my look and understanding of college.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of people think that because WVU is a party school, our academics are not up to par. In the psychology department, there are amazing staff members who are experts at what they do. Nearly every class I have taken has challenged me in some way, whether it be by public speaking, writing, or understanding difficult concepts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends, learn from the diversity, and embrace the essence of emerging adulthood.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is like no other place in the world. Being a student there is a humbling experience and has allowed me to truly open my eyes to the world. I used to think having ambition meant going to college to grow up and have a lot of money, but I've learned from WVU that ambition is experience, knowledge, and hope for the future.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go out, the wow factory, greek life, athletic events

    Tips for prospective students

    Balance your social and school life and always keep a planner. If you are having problems in your class go and ask the teacher and they will help.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia is a great school. It is great academically and athletically. It is a great place to meet people and the teachers are great too. Most of the teachers at WVU are willing to help all you need to do is go and ask them and they are more than likely to help you.

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many to choose from. They range from Psychology club to Sports clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want to have the overall college experience, including academics, social life and athletics!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football games and tailgating!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at this school so there is no reason to ever be bored. There are tons of clubs to join, a REC center where you can work out, go rock climbing or relax in the pool, and the night life takes on a life of it's own!

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are just as you expect dining halls to be. Nothing compared to a home cooked meal. There are restaurants on campus that you can eat from with a meal plan including Chick Fil A, Sbarro's, Burger King and more.

    Dorm Life

    Most freshman live in Towers. The dorms are very convenient in that where they are placed on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Just apply yourself and you will be fine. A lot of classes are large but most teachers are available outside of class for any questions and concerns.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect the unexpected!

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, go and join and intramural team! there are a bunch and they are all really fun and you'll meet a lot of great people. Or join a club. there are a ton of great clubs on campus and they all have numerous activities throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    Some of the dinning halls are really good like Bormen but, others like the Evensdale cafe have the worst food you have ever had in your life. High street is filled with a ton of delicious food but, you have to spend money not just your meal plan. The mountain lair has great fast food like Chic-Fil-a and Tzazikis that you can use your meal plan on for Breakfast and Dinner. The best breakfast is at Hatfields in the lair and its on the meal plan!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great for meeting a lot of new people and for a strong support system from your resident assistants and the Resident advisers but, if you want to get any studying or homework done you better go to the library. The dorms are filled with many different types of people and some of them are unfortunately very loud at all hours of the day and night.

    Academic Rigor

    You learn a lot in every class because they professors are committed to helping you learn. but, the rigor really does depend on which professor you have and what class you're taking. Ever class is different because everyone who teaches them are different.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for prospective students is to do everything in moderation. Things like drinking and partying are everywhere but, if you do chose to engage in that as long as you do it responsibly and in moderation then you wont end up in an awful situation. Studying is the most important thing to do when it comes to your classes but, even this is better in moderation. If its all you ever do you'll go insane.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University has a wonderful atmosphere that makes you feel like you're at home. The professors and insightful, engaging and willing to help you. The campus is beautiful and its easy to find your way around.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun, but learn to manage both school and social life.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy being here. For one, there are many resources at a students fingertips. Secondly, everyday is never dull when you attend this school. Really everyplace probably has there ups and down, but being here is like one giant learning experience.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is my favorite thing about WVU. The greek community is like a large family here and beyond the fun social events we do a lot of charity work.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type! I have friends from all over the country, even one from England. All of our majors differ as well, this school is great for anyone looking for a real college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    West Virginia is located in the mountains so near campus you can find a lot of cool trails and hiking paths.

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do? From the football games to greek life activities there is always something going on. Go visit for a weekend and you will have the time of your life.

    Food and Dining

    Dorm food is dorm food. I would not prefer it compared to a nice restaurant, but I still eat in the schools cafeterias. I am going to be a junior and I still buy a meal pass to eat in between classes.

    Dorm Life

    Dorming is what I miss most about freshman year. I had so much fun running through the halls and living next to all my friends. There are a variety of dorms to choose from, ranging from downtown to ones right across from class.

    Academic Rigor

    College courses are challenging, but if you keep up and put time into your work and studies your grades will be rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class. Staying on top of your work and going to every class is the easiest way to succeed and not fall behind.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University has been the best experience of my life. Going away has helped me grow up but I am still close enough to home that I can make a weekend trip back. I have made the best of friends here and have an awesome time learning with my professors.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    so much to do with your friends that you should never get bored.

    Food and Dining

    Food was above my expectations.

    Dorm Life

    It's dorm life, no complaints so far.

    Academic Rigor

    The numerous social opportunities break up the monotony of studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Absolutely beautiful campus. The people are so much more helpful than any other campus I've been to so far. The professors are so wiling to help prospective students.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs, athletic events, and even exercise opportunities like the Zumbathon to keep you busy and entertained.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different options for food. Whether you want to eat healthy, or pig out on fast food, pretty much any type of food is available!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to meet people, are set up nicely, and are safe.

    Academic Rigor

    West Virginia is a very challenging school. Classes and professors are there to educate you and the difficulty of the courses reflect that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to keep school your main priority! Being at such a huge school can be a distraction, but as long as you go to class and work hard your grades will reflect your dedication.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is a great school with many opportunities. With a huge variety of majors and clubs, anyone can find their path here. The advisers and teachers are helpful and dedicated to students' education.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As with every other university, things happen, but WVU is a safe environment. Located in a town where people raise their families, WVU is a place where students can feel safe and at home.

    Greek Life

    Greek Row is where all of the Greek houses are centrally located. Fraternities and Sororities definitely come together at WVU, whether it be for a charity or a formal. Being apart of greek life at WVU seems to be a pretty fun experience!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 clubs at West Virginia, and they vary from club sports teams to anime and manga. Whatever you're interested in, WVU probably has!

    Great for these types of students

    WVU is great for students who like to go out and have a good time, as well as students who like to focus solely on their studies. We also have a great environment for international students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At WVU, it is tradition (as well as illegal) to burn couches. While we shouldn't condone the behavior, it doesn't mean it doesn't happen!

    Bang for the buck

    West Virginia University isn't in a major city, nor is it in a holler, so you pretty much get what you expect out of an average sized town. The schooling is great, and the atmosphere is unreal, especially during sports seasons. You truly have to experience WVU to know it in all it's glory.

    What to do for fun

    The Mountain Lair offers movies, bowling, and other activities for students. The REC center has workout equipment, a pool (lap pool, wadding pool, hot tub), basketball courts, indoor track, as well as other rooms that serve various recreational purposes. Downtown there are interesting shops to hit up, as well as nightclubs. On Evansdale, there is the CAC where you can find exhibits on art and music, and many different concerts.

    Food and Dining

    Several of the dining halls downtown offer great selections for any kind of eater, but occasionally the dining halls will have their off days.

    Dorm Life

    Honors, Lincoln, and Summit are pretty nice dorms, but a lot of the dorms are old and do not have AC. The experience with the people you meet though, is awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    In all honesty, a lot of classes at WVU are pretty easy, however, there are some that require a lot of hard work and late nights at the library.

    Tips for prospective students

    WVU has a staff that is willing to work with you to find a place for you in the work force in the future, so do not fear talking to advisors! They're there to help. Look into who your professors are before you schedule because if you have a boring professor, the less likely you are to succeed in class. Don't let the party reputation steer you away. WVU has plenty of clean ways to have fun if you're not one for parties.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University offers excellent education for those who are willing to learn, however, does not always have the best instructors that are willing to teach. WVU has endless opportunities for students, such as student organizations, internship/job experiences, etc. West Virginia University is a safe place that feels like home away from home.

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Really close to downtown. Night can be a little dangerous (if you aren't smart about what you're doing). On the other hand, police presence is great and most people look out for both themselves and others.

    Greek Life

    Lots of options. Some of the frats definitely haze (people have gotten hurt). Greek life's not for me (can't stand some of the people), but if it's your thing, this is the place to go.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 student orgs on campus. Multiple clubs meet on a daily basis. You can always find people playing frisbee, football, baseball, and other sports. The university sponsors multiple activities. Usually dorms have special activities. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities. Finally, of couse, the parties are world-class.

    Great for these types of students

    Open-minded Adventuresome Out-going Curious Academically-minded The list goes on. Check it out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some traditions: PRT cram, football games, diversity week, couch burning (considering the $1000 fine, this isn't a good idea), etc. Great locations: stadium, coliseum, woodburn circle, free-speech area, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition is outrageously cheap. Can't beat the price. Financial aid from the state and university covers my tuition and some.

    What to do for fun

    Food, friends, sports, shopping, outdoor leisure, parties, volunteering, and campus organizations are just a few of the options you'll have in Morgantown.

    Food and Dining

    Universities dining halls aren't amazing, but then no one's are usually. Great little cafe's and such all around campus. If you go downtown, there's some awesome local dining.

    Dorm Life

    Haven't lived in a dorm yet, but I hear it's fairly acceptable in terms of normal dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    From experience, I can attest to the fact that engineering courses are difficult (but rewarding). Some of the electives are a little too watered down, but they're still a blast.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a trip down and check out the campus and surrounding area. You'll fall in love with it immediately.

    In three sentences

    WVU exemplifies a great atmosphere. Its diverse culture gives you a sense of adventure and acceptance. Academic culture thrives here among other, similarly important aspects of life.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Morgantown has one of the best police forces in West Virginia. There is 24 seven patrols of police all around campus And there are multiple emergency phones located all around the buildings. Whenever someone is in need of help it's never far away! Morgantown has a very low crime rate and the forces here do a great job of keeping it that way!

    Greek Life

    What better way to make new college friends then to join a fraternity or sorority! There are a lot of them located on-campus and filled with the most amazing people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of different clubs and activities on campus. Everyone will find something for them and you'll feel right at home with the other students involved.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for students who just want to get involved in everything. Students want to make new friends and new memories should definitely attend here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As you may have already know, West Virginia has recently moved up to the big 12 conference And these games for sports get pretty serious. Whenever we gain a win there is some pretty odd but interesting traditions of the mountaineers. You'll find a whole different bunch of ways people like to celebrate my favorite example is the burning of the couch. Whenever our football team beats a big school We like to celebrate by blocking off Roads sometimes and burning the couch. It's something most people never heard of before but they could love the experience of it.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do on campus for fun there is never a chance that you could be bored. Students take trips all over doing fun activities with a group of people that they make long-lasting friends with. There's rock climbing, multiple courts, indoor track, a huge indoor pool and hot tub, endless possibilities. On-campus are many groups of students that get together and do a bunch of things for fun And make tons of memories. There are so many clubs and sports you can join!

    Food and Dining

    Where to even begin with the food! West Virginia has Different food facilities from over 90 countries in the world. They have the cleanest restaurants you could think of And the people run it as smooth as possible. There is every food imaginable inside this university!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at West Virginia University is all about making friends that will last for a lifetime. You get to have an experience living with someone you've never met before and just making the best of it. Everyone is so friendly and so willing to start up a conversation with everyone in their dorm building. The room advisors are always there to help out any problems.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone knows a college level class can seem like a total nightmare but not here at West Virginia university! With such caring professors and staff, Help is always there when you need it. There is always someone around at all hours of the day So there is no way to fall behind. Here at West Virginia academics and students always come first! We have top-of-the-line technology available for students whenever studying is needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choosing this university for the future is the best choice you can possibly make when trying to line up your future. With such nice and caring professors and a friendly student body you'll feel right at home within days! This school is for everybody and anyone who's anyone. With easy around campus transportation and the endless amount of shopping and cares you really can't go wrong!

    In three sentences

    West Virginia university is no ordinary college! Here in the land of the mountaineers you'll find everything you need to be 100% successful in your future. They have every major imaginable and more!

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    FOOTBALL, downtown, tons of extracurriculars, and Pittsburgh is only an hour away.

    Food and Dining

    The Mountainlair has awesome fast food options that are included in your meal plan. But the cafeteria food is boring and they repeat the same things over and over.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a little dates (some don't have ACs), but socially it is awesome. You'll never have to look anywhere to find friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Our school is not known for it's academics, but we are actually a pretty awesome school. All my classes are taught by professors who do research, as we are a research school. They expect the same quality work that they do form us.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is it's own world. The community is tight-knit and founded in tradition. Here you will succeed academically and socially.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    WVU has a very active night life with a few night clubs and bars downtown. The university also sponsors 'Up all Night' which is an event that occurs every weekend and allows students to do a lot of different activities for free. There is breakfast served every weekend and students have the opportunity to watch comedy shows, movies, ride mechanical bulls, etc. There is always something different to do at 'Up all Night' every weekend. Students can also join Greek life sororities or fraternities with about 20 of them on campus, you'll find where you fit in. There are also intramural sports or clubs you can join. There is a plethora of activities to participate in at WVU, you will never be bored here.

    Food and Dining

    As far as college food goes, WVU is pretty good. There are four dining halls downtown to choose from and one on the Evansdale campus. Most of the halls close at about 7 p.m. with the exception of the 'to-go' feature in the Summit dining hall downtown. After the dining halls close, the Mountainlair is open, and the fast food places in the 'Lair are open until 9 p.m. The 'Lair has a Burger King, a Sbarro's, Chik-fil-A, Tazikis,Quiznos, a sushi place, and a mini convenience store called JACS. Your meal plan works at all of these places except for the sushi place and the store. You will always have a variety of options to choose from whenever you are hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorming freshman year is a great way to meet new people, and most of the time, you end up meeting some of your best friends. There are a variety of halls to choose from on each campus (there are 3 campuses), and some halls will have a lot of students in your major. The rooms are decently big, enough space for two twin sized beds, two dressers, two desks, and two closets with enough walking space in between. Depending on which hall you live in, you may get community style bathrooms or suite style bathrooms which you share with a few other people rather than sharing with your entire hall. I recommend researching each hall to decide which one you may like best.

    Academic Rigor

    As an engineering student, I have a pretty rigorous schedule, ranging from two to three lab classes a semester and most of these classes are math and science classes. Overall, you will be challenged, but it is do-able.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your program as extensively as possible and do not let WVU's reputation fool you. Take your freshman year seriously because your G.P.A. will be a factor in possible scholarships, internships, and other activities you may want to be a part of during your college career.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is highly under rated because of its reputation as a 'party school.' WVU has amazing academic programs, from its engineering college to its business college, the university offers its students all the classes and opportunities they need to succeed after graduation. Apart from the variety of classes offered, WVU has over 200 clubs and organizations available for students to join in order to enrich their college experience. It is honestly a great school.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It is very large, but very safe!

    Greek Life

    I've heard its really great!

    Clubs and Activities

    I've joined the Mountaineer Maniacs... GOOOOO MOUNTAINEERS!

    Great for these types of students

    People who like to have fun and are very outgoing and social!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Have not attended yet, so i'm not sure!

    Bang for the buck

    For an out of state tuition, it isn't bad at all especially with everything WVU has to offer!

    What to do for fun

    I've toured their recreational facilities and they really do put a lot of effort into providing safe and fun activities that i look forward to doing!

    Food and Dining

    I have a dining hall in my building and the mountain lair has a bunch of really great options as well, i'll be eating good!

    Dorm Life

    I'm going to be living in the towers my freshman year and i hear they're a bit tight, but none the less a great experience!

    Academic Rigor

    I have not yet begun my classes, but i've heard the classes challenge you!

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the biggest things I can suggest is to go tour the campus, they do an awesome job and showing you all aspects of the campus, they give really helpful tips, and the tour guides make sure you have fun! They really do a great job and making it a fun-filled and meaningful experience.

    In three sentences

    From what I have seen thus far, i am so impressed and eager to attend college! I've heard wonderful things about the academic programs and cannot wait to start my classes, they all seem so interesting and a great fit for me! Lastly, the mountaineer pride is unbelievable and there are so many opportunities to get involved and join in on the fun!

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Will give you the experience of a lifetime. Its a big university with a cheap price tag.

    What to do for fun

    Be very active in social life. Weekend life, get a job, go to sporting events, or join a countless number of clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Unfortunately the only bad thing about WVU. Because they are providing for the masses food quality is not the best.

    Dorm Life

    Towers is beautiful and a must to live on/in. Evansdale campus is where its at if you want to be bustling in social life.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not too challenging, only once you climb the ladder in course levels.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn time management.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school full of wonderful opportunities. WVU is a place where the environment and culture that surrounds you satisfies everyone around. The sports are outrageous and the students and people who live in Morgantown are loyal as can be.

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are cops everywhere, and there are emergency kiosks located all around campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many different clubs available at WVU! There is definitely one for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    People who love a huge school with alot of students. People who love football games, and basketball games!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hiking at Coopers Rock, singing Country Roads at the end of all sporting events.

    Bang for the buck

    Not as expensive as other school but you get an awesome education.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many fun things to do! The social scene is always offering things to do on the weekends. there are also so many beautiful scenic areas around Morgantown! Off road to Blue Hole and swim in a natural valley, or go hiking at Coopers Rock!

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple dining halls so if you do not fancy one, you can always try another!

    Dorm Life

    WVU is great at involving freshman into events where you meet people. I met so many people my freshman year that I am still in contact with.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on major and teachers, the course load is heavy. WVU is considered a party school, and may be easy to get into but being able to balance an active social life and keeping up with your school work is tough. Stay ahead of your work and you will be fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, this school is large and it is easy to fall under the radar. Make yourself known to your professors, trust me, it counts! Make sure they know your name and that you care about you grades and school work. It can help boost your grade in the end. Attend all games, and events, there is so much awesome things always happening at WVU and mostly for free! Take advantage of every opportunity handed to you! Stay ahead of your school work!

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is a wonderful school to attend if you love being around people all the time. The campus is beautiful, you feel at home as soon as you step foot onto campus. The school spirit was enough to win me over!

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of student organizations, also the school hosts a lot of events for its students.

    Food and Dining

    If you get the meal plan you can enter the all you can eat dinners around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are meant to challenge you and get you ready for life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus first, and just try to be very open minded.

    In three sentences

    The school is amazing, challenging and fun. The students and staff members are very helpful and kind. Lastly, it has amazing parties.

  • 09/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I rarely hear about anything truly bad happening to anyone. There's an occasional drunk run-in with bad tempered groups, but overall when it comes to break-ins and other crime there is very little that happens here. The police are everywhere on campus making sure everyone who's out and about is 100% safe. We also have these blue lights that if you don't feel safe while walking somewhere you can press the button on the pole and a cop will be there in sixty seconds or less.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is almost any kind of club you can imagine, and if the one you want doesn't exist you can always start it up (someone recently just started a Quidditch club). There's also a ton of intramural sports (Frisbee, football, etc...) that happen year round.

    Great for these types of students

    Someone who wants a variety of experiences. WVU is chock full of diversity when it comes to majors, people, and surroundings. You get a little bit of everything here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a place called the Cupcakerie, located downtown, that has THE BEST cupcakes I have ever tasted in my life. Also, when you come to our football games you'll learn all of our cheers pretty fast. Everyone in the stands knows them and we're not known for being a quiet crowd.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition here was one of the cheapest for any place I applied to, and I definitely think it's worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    We have a huge rec center with tons of equipment, courts of all kinds, a pool, and a rock climbing wall. There's also a ton of mountains and lakes around the area to explore when the weather is nice. Plus, downtown has a variety of restaurants, bars, and other random shops that are fun to go to on any kind of day.

    Food and Dining

    The food changes depending on what place you eat at, but there's a wide variety of options. We have typical dining halls with buffet style food that thousands of people go to daily, but our meal plans also has places such as Quiznos and Chick-fil-A on them.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms themselves aren't picture perfect, but they're great places to live. The people you meet while living in them will be your friends for the rest of your college career. They're also some of the safest places to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The students here are from all of the world and they come to WVU to learn and succeed. The teachers are here to challenge people like that so classes won't always be an easy A.

    Tips for prospective students

    I know WVU is known as a party school, but once you're here you should be ready to work. Our programs and classes are full of intelligent, competitive people so don't come here thinking it's going to be easy. On a similar note, if you do come here and find yourself having some trouble please go talk to any teacher you can find or upperclassmen. We've all been where you are and are willing to help in any way possible. Mountaineers stick together.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia is one of the best possible schools you could ever attend. Once you're here you automatically feel like you're apart of this big family that is currently worldwide. No matter where you go you'll find at least one person rocking a WVU logo.

  • 10/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Anyplace you go has risk but people do try to look out for eachother. I have not seen any real problems here with safety. Police are always around and they seem to take safety real serious with the rise in school incidents. Best thing to do do is always be on guard, no matter where you go. Learn to look out for others when you can.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love being part of a big family with lots of team spirit, this is the place for you. Even McDonalds puts a sign out saying Gone to the game. All the shops downtown close unitl the game is over.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is no joke but I still feel like I made a better choice. Univeristy of Maryland was only 3k cheaper. Happy with my choice at WVU.

    What to do for fun

    If you like the outdoors, you will love it here. Lots to do on and off campus. The activity center is state of the art and free to all students to use. You can even check out equipment to use on the weekend to snow ski, boat, mountain climbing, etc. We are the #1 party school with great team spirit, but we do offer more.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices for dining on and off campus. You need to get use to walking up and down hills as well as using the bus system. In order to make good use of your dining choices, you need to walk or ride a bus. BUSES ARE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS!!!!!!!

    Dorm Life

    Lots to do, great people, everyone here is nice and helpful. I like my dorm so much that I want to stay here next year.

    Academic Rigor

    Set priorities, there is time to hang out and have fun but you must remember why you are here. It's only as tough as you make it for yourself. There is a lot to do, especially on the weekend, so get your work done during the week and mae the most of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school really cares about your progress! They have many programs to help you study. Tutors are always available if you need them.

    In three sentences

    The school has lots of team spirit. Students come together like one big blue and gold family. Teachers are caring and always there to help so I feel like a made a great choice.

  • 11/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe

    Greek Life

    Students think poorly of Greek Life on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs on campus, try to get involved

    Great for these types of students

    Those who like to party would love this school

    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do except party considering there is nothing in the state of West Virginia

    Food and Dining

    Food is unhealthy and poorly made

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is average with programs for students that are not into partying

    Academic Rigor

    I think due to the reputation the academics take a hit in terms of the professors the school can attract

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not into the party scene then this school is not for you

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is consistently is the top ten party schools and it reflects in the students. They are obnoxious on the weekends, especially during the football games. Academics are average, but its what you make of it

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are little blue emergency stands everywhere around campus if there happens to be emergencies that you can contact someone right away. Cops are also everywhere on campus. There is not only the university cops but there are state cops also.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities mostly anyone could be involved in at West Virginia University. There are specific offices to help guide you in the direction you may be interested when looking to join a club or activity. Pretty much anything you would be interested in, that club or activity is here in WVU.

    Great for these types of students

    WVU is great for students who like the outdoors or who love sports. There is always a hill to climb or a kayak to paddle down stream in Morgantown. The sports games here are also pretty big no matter what the sport is.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a Fall fest here at WVU. This is many the first or second week back into school during the fall semesters. Its pretty much just one big party involving 4 concerts, free food, prizes, and socializing.

    Bang for the buck

    WVU is one of the more expensive schools if a person is coming from out of state with no financial help, but in state prices are very suitable. Living off-campus is also the way to go if your out of state or in state. Having your own car on campus is quite pricey but worth it considering all the hills that are throughout WVU.

    What to do for fun

    There is lots to do for fun in WVU. There is a river that runs through towns, mountains to hike, sports to play, and many clubs to dance at. There is never a dull moment in Morgantown any time of the year.

    Food and Dining

    There is for sure, plenty of places to eat here in WVU including, all the dorm halls having their own cafeterias, many fast food restaurants in town, and tons of sit down restaurants. Food and dining in Morgantown is never a problem, its when to stop eating.

    Dorm Life

    There are lots and lots of dorm halls here in West Virginia University. Some say they love living in the dorms with roommates and some dislike it. The dorm life is just part of the college experience that one is going to experience that may affect the rest of their lives.

    Academic Rigor

    One might find it difficult to keep themselves applied to their educational studies while attending West Virginia University. Aside from the little time spent studying for a students courses, many find more time than they should for socializing. Morgantown is one of the top-rated party schools in the East.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some advice for upcoming students would be to stay focused on your school work, get involved in some programs, and leave time for some socializing. It is very important at West Virginia University to stay focused on your school work because there are many, many ways to be distracted here in Morgantown. Getting involved in school activities will keep a person out of so much trouble and will contribute to getting settled in quicker.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University as a whole is a great experience for the college-life that a student may be looking for. There is a wide selection of opportunities educationally and socially that this university offers. While partaking in one's credit hours there are many extracurricular activities that may suit or interest a person attending WVU.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    So many different clubs and actives here on campus you will never be bored

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, looking for a good time, want a good education

    What to do for fun

    The rec is great! We also have a ton of trails! WVU always has something going on for the students! Join a club or sport!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to WVU it will be the greatest decision you will ever make! Enjoy walking the hills of wile and wonderful West Virginia because we have a lot! Be yourself!

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is a fantastic school! A lot of hills! Feel as if they have great academics!

  • 11/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Besides going to sporting events, there's a lot of clubs to join and also things like WVU UpAllNight.

    Food and Dining

    There's a lot of different places to eat and the dining halls have choices for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very clean, the rules aren't crazy, and everyone is respectful.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging, but with all the resources here it's easy to get help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're ready for a lot of walking and hills! The campus is very big, but also very beautiful.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is full of amazing people, great opportunities, and an exciting atmosphere. Moving to a different state was scary at first, but the school makes people feel very welcomed. There truly is something for everyone to do here.

  • 11/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have weekend activities in the Moutainliar. There's a bowling alley in the down stairs, they have laundry bag making, movie night, game night, bands, poetry readings, comedians, amateur nights, karaoke,..

    Food and Dining

    There's several of dinner area's. Ranging from a cafeteria, Chinese, Quiz-no's, Arby's... Then there's ample restaurants on High St. Also, students sell things outside the mountain layer for fundraising, taco's, hot dogs, funnel cakes, peanuts, kettle corn... If you can't find something you like to eat in that town, then you have exotic eating habits.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorm, but from the students I hear that they are clean, fun, and livable.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic success is major for WVU, they professors are there to help you along the way if you have trouble. The professors offer ample office hours to assist all there students. They are all very friendly and help to the best of there ability. Student teachers I'd steer away form them, they are learning too and there a lot to deal with. Other than the student teachers the school has excellent academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help ask... Get to know your professors, advisers, and peers they will all help you along the way. Get housing sooner than later.

    In three sentences

    As a non-traditional student at WVU, I feel very accepted and all my peers are very helpful. The academic leaders are very apt to help in any area. WVU offers many services to there students, such as, legal advice, heath questions, counseling, food pantry, activities, and much more.

  • 11/17/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many different possibilites at WVU, from football games to playing quidditch on the lawn, there are many different activites to suit every interest.

    In three sentences

    WVU is a school filled with campus life. At this school there is never a dull moment. The acedemics at this school are set to high standards as well.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is patrolled by University Police all times of the day, and most times if you are out, so are 1,000 other students.

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can think of a club, they pretty much have it and you can find all of the clubs online.

    Great for these types of students

    Students of all kinds!

    Bang for the buck

    You truly get the education you pay for, and compared to surrounding universities the tuition is fairly cheap.

    What to do for fun

    The student Rec center is awesome!! They have basketball, volleyball, multiple pools, racquetball, weights, exercise equipment, indoor track, outdoor fields, and more! Also, there are clubs downtown if you are into the club life. The college holds Fall Fest which is a big hit and bring in many new and upcoming artists!

    Food and Dining

    There are many food opportunities around all campuses and most are fairly cheap!

    Dorm Life

    I am living off campus, but I hear most dorm's are pleasant!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are well structured with appropriate point value opportunities and most teachers have a good personality and are willing to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become familiar with the campuses prior to classes and find alternate means of transportation besides using the Personal Rapid Transport (PRT).

    In three sentences

    WVU has a beautiful campus, but requires traveling between 3 different locations which can be quite inconvenient. Most classes are challenging and worth the money you pay for them. The college is well diversified.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police walking around to keep you safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Always get involved, it is a great way to meet new people and have something to do on your free time. It is a great way to start your college life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The PRT is very beneficial for students. Free transportation is something you become very thankful for as a student, and WVU provides that for you.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do in Morgantown. Don't be afraid to join clubs, and get involved.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very enjoyable, but very repetitive. You do get sick of having the same food over and over again, and always look forward to going home to have home-cooked meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is okay, some say it is a great way to 'get away' from mom and dad, but some say there are more rules in the dorms than they had at home. It all depends on how you make it.

    Academic Rigor

    The education provided is excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not decide on going to school here just for partying, it is all fun and games until your grades get hurt. Stay focused on your schoolwork.

    In three sentences

    It is a great university for any type of student. It is the perfect combination of a place to get away and have fun, and a place to get your mind set on studying.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus at WVU does a great job at making the students feel secure. They have safety polls around every corner where you can push a butten and be direction to the police in case you get yourself in a bad situation. Also the campus in general in very studente oriented and they put the safety of the students first!

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    West Virginia University is known for the wide range of clubs and activities they have to offer. These activities are great because it's a wonderful to get the students our of their dorm roomm and out getting fresh air. These cubs range from sports, to interests, to clubs that tie in with what students want to do in life. They also have lots of fields where students can hang out and play a little game of soccer or football.

    Great for these types of students

    West Virginia University is great for all students. I think this is simply because they offer so many oppurtunities that any student with any personality type would fall under.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    West Virginia Univerisy is known for it's many traditions. Singing Country Roads at almost every single gathering is just one of many. Football games are full of unexplainable traditions at certain points in the game.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though WVu is an more expensive than a cummunity college. It is definitely worth the money. Not only are you getting a tremendous education, but the memories that come with it are times you will never forget

    What to do for fun

    West Virginia University is known for the wide range of clubs and activities they have to offer. These activities are great because it's a wonderful to get the students our of their dorm roomm and out getting fresh air. These cubs range from sports, to interests, to clubs that tie in with a a students intended major. I in particular am in a ton of the science and sports clubs on campus. Also one of the best thing to do for fun is attending sporting events. Everyone cheer's for the Mountaineers as a family and has a great time.

    Food and Dining

    The food at West Virginia University is very tasty. They have options that fit every students needs and desires. The food is also great because you are given alot of healthy options to choose from which is great for college freshman. They have places where you can sit down with friends as well as grab-and-go when you're in a hurry and have homework to get done.

    Dorm Life

    Even though living in dorms is a major adjustment it is still worth it. Living in dorms is a great way for you make life long friendships. People tend to dislike the fact that the dorms at West virginia University have so many rules. These rules however keep dorm life a positive and safe life for all students. RA's at WVU are great to they are always checking up on the residents to make sure that everything is going well for them emotionally, physically, and academically. West Virginia University dorms are clean, well managed, and a great experience for all.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at West Virginia is what its all about. Time to time you hear that in college the professors really dont care about you. However, even though WVU is a huge school, your teacher really do want you to be sucessfull. They have tons of study groups on campus to help you reach your goals. Also they have you meet with your academic advisor quite often just to make sure you are on the right track.

    Tips for prospective students

    I will share that if you attend West vVirginia University stay strong and do not fall into the pressure of partying because that will for sure have a huge impact on your grades and sucess. I also recomend joining lots of clubs. Not only do clubs help you meet new friends, but if helps you to get some air so your not as overwelmed. Finally, I would also recommend students looking into WVU to come prepared to learn and put in hard work. College is not an easy time in your life, however if you put you time, love, and dedication into the program it will definitely help you out in the long run.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is a wonderful school to attend. Although it may be huge and have a large popuation of sstudents, the teachers are great and really do care if you pss their class. WVU want's you to do well, and their main goal is to see you be sucessfull. Not only is it a tremendous school academically, but it has a lot of fun clubs and organizations for students to join as well.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I'm in the Pride of West Virginia (our marching band) and I can't even say how incredible it is to be apart of! We are an award-winning band that performs all over the country! The music is fantastic, the people are great, and the football fans love us. I can't imagine anything better than this band!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    PRT cars are meant to hold about 16 people. Every year for Mountaineer Week we have a PRT cram where we see how many people can be stuffed in it. I think one year it was something like 90 people were able to fit! After winning a football game, we are famous for singing our unofficial state song Country Roads at the very end. Everybody links arms in the stadium and it's just awesome!

    What to do for fun

    We actually just got a zip line! Yup, we're the only school in the nation to have a zip line. It's part of the outdoor recreation center - a branch of our normal rec center. The outdoor rec center hosts activities that include: whitewater rafting trips, camping trips, a ropes course, and even international trips! We also have a program called WVU UpAllNight. It's an alternative to the traditional party scene that's seen here at WVU. They offer free movies, free food, free crafts, and free fun activities every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There's also drop-in tutoring and community service opportunites at night.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually pretty good. There are five dining halls on campus and each one has a different feel. So if you want burgers, there's a dining hall for that. But then another dining hall has a huge salad bar and a larger selection of vegetarian options. Anywhere you go, there's a large assortment of food. There are some small grab 'n go places where you can get food if you're in a rush. We also have a food court in our student union (called the MountainLair , or simply the Lair) which has Chick-fil-a, Burger King, Quizznos, Sbarro, a Mediterranean cafe, and a sushi place. There are really a lot of options when it comes to food. As far as healthy options go, all of the dining halls have a salad bar, although some are definitely better than others. WVU also started a Healthy U program in the dining halls. There's always an additional entree that is a healthy option, and it's actually pretty good. It changes for every meal, so there's some variety there too! All in all, even though I'm a picky eater, there's always something good to eat!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the Honors Hall my freshman year. It's only for freshman (they're the only ones that are required to live on campus) so it's great for meeting people. The Honors Hall is only about 4 years old and it is beautiful. There's wooden floors in the rooms, suite-style rooms, study lounges and TV lounges on each floor, a stellar courtyard, a media room (they have fun things to do every weekend), and study snacks during finals! A cool thing about the Honors College that I believe is fairly unique to WVU is the fact that the Honors College is actually on the first floor of the Honors Hall. The dean of the Honors College actually lives in an apartment that is part of the hall. He's very personable and his wife (who also lives there) hosts major dinners where students and professors of each major have a home-cooked dinner in their little home. The dean also hosts books at bedtime where he reads stories and his wife bakes cookies and serves hot chocolate! It is so awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    The intro classes are pretty easy, but don't let that fool you! Once you get into your major, the professors really try to kick it up. The only exception to this is the Honors Courses. Be prepared to put A LOT of work into these. The great thing is that you really learn the subject, so it's totally worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Join the Honors College if you can. It's a much more intimate setting in such a large university. The Honors staff really looks out for us. As a bonus, you get to register early for classes! Learn the bus route. There are a lot of buses to take you all around Morgantown. The PRT (personal rapid transit) is fun once or twice when you first get here, but it breaks a lot (especially in the winter)! There are three campuses: downtown (main), Evansdale, and the Health Sciences Center. Get a dorm on the campus that you have the majority of your classes in. Believe me, you are not going to want to go between campuses. There are plenty of dorms in all of the campuses though, don't worry! GO TO CLASS! Seriously, though, you ARE paying for it!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful school in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Large, public university with a small-town feel. Number one party school...but we work hard too!

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Student safety is a primary priority at WVU. All of the dorms are equipped with the highest levels of security. Police are available at all times, as are ambulance and fire department.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is practically every club a person could think of, and if you want to add one that doesn't exist, go for it! WVU has everything from Greek Life and Intramural sports, to Quidditch Club and Young Life. There is something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    WVU is great for all types of students because there is something for everyone here. Whether you are outgoing, adventurous, athletic, bookish, musical, social, technological or any other personality type, there are so many majors and extracurricular activities that every kind of person can make a home for themself at WVU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cooper's Rock is always fun to explore! It's also a Mountaineer tradition to sing Country Roads after a winning football game; its an amazing experience you don't want to miss.

    Bang for the buck

    WVU offers literally everything you could want from a University (and more!) at the best quality for the best price.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, Morgantown has a lot of entertainment options. For most Mountaineers, attending a sport event is a must, especially the football games. There are also a ton of nice and interesting shops to explore; my favorites are the Fig Leaf Boutique and the Silver Pennies jewelry making store located on High Street. There are numerous extra curricular activities to participate in, one of the most popular and most fun being Greek life (fraternity or sorority). Another fun past time is going to the awesome rec center to swim, play basketball, climb the rock wall, or take a yoga class. You can also go kayaking or hiking to explore the natural beauty West Virginia has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many awesome food options at WVU! The MountainLair has great fast food options that are included in the meal plan. The dining halls are actually really good, and the surrounding restaurants are delicious and unique.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm! I live in the Honors dorm, the nicest in quality and most prestigious dorm on campus. It is like living in a really nice hotel; we have room keys, cleaning staff, security, elevators, luxurious suite style rooms, and the Honors Hall always hosts lots of fun activities throughout the year. If you meet the qualifications, I strongly recommend applying for the Honors dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a strong emphasis on academics. There are great professors who encourage you to do well, but also leave room for independence. There is also a wonderful Honors college to consider becoming part of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students: I would strongly recommend setting up a University Tour in order to get a feel for the layout of Morgantown. Take two: the first one, for getting to know about academics and campus life, and on the second you should do some fun stuff, like explore the shops or go to a football game. Being a Mountaineer is a lot of fun but it is also a great honor to be part of such an amazing university so make sure to balance fun with your studies.

    In three sentences

    WVU is a wonderful school that helps you grow in your education and as a person. All of the students and professors are friendly and helpful, making it easy to network and build friendships. WVU offers a lot of wonderful majors and educational resources.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Top notch security. Blue emergency buttons are everywhere and police respond within minutes

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are activities to meet any niche out there. Clubs are all about inclusion and even seemingly opposite clubs on campus get along civilly.

    Great for these types of students

    ANYbody can fit in here. You will find someone just like you here, people to connect with, and people interesting beyond belief (not saying that you aren't.) There are degree programs to meet anyone's interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The PRT cram is always a winner. As many people as possible cram onto the same PRT to set a new record during mountaineer week.

    Bang for the buck

    This university is nationally recognized and has degree programs that beat some schools like MIT and Harvard's degree programs in things like engineering, all at a cost less than that of Pitt or Virginia tech and certainly less than the esteemed MIT and Harvard. You can't go wrong here.

    What to do for fun

    The Mountainlair has bowling, billiards, and ping pong all the time as well as activities like a free movie theatre and laser-tag occasionally on the weekends for up all night. There is always a party somewhere. The ABC is out frequently and you are very likely to get caught. I don't recommend it. The Student Rec has all sorts of activities like ping pong, racket ball, bad-mitten, basketball, as well a full gym and bike shop. It can't be beaten. Besides all of that, there is the rail-trail not to far from campus and the arboretum, as well as all of the athletic events.

    Food and Dining

    Boreman is the only Hall with consistently good food. Towers is hit or miss. Summit always has pizza and for the most part the other food is good but it's up a hill. Arnold is up a steeper hill but it does have good quesadillas. The grab and goes are good but don't eat to much of them or they will make you sick. Hatfield's makes incredible eggs in the morning any way you want them.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are dorms. Stay in Summit or Honors and you will be pleased. Boreman has no A/C. I stay in Lincoln Hall and couldn't be happier. Don't bring alcohol in, or weapons, or pets, and you will be happy living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The university has its act together. Most degree programs are extremely well established and will lead you wherever you want to go if you put forth the effort. If you have questions, ask. If you don't ask, then no matter how much effort you put forth, you won't get anywhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't bring a car. There is no where to park and you will be late to class if you drive. The PRT isn't overly reliable but it gets you where you need to go. If that breaks down, the buses are an OK alternative. Talk to your professors. If you are in a big class, they won't know you. Make them know you and a world of possibilities becomes available.

    In three sentences

    WVU is an extremely large campus. Things happen very fast and you will feel very small at the beginning. The longer you are here, the smaller it will get and the more it will feel like home.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go try out new adventures , starting from ice skating , cycling , hiking ,basketball , badminton all that you can think of

    Food and Dining

    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

    Dorm Life

    Excellent Dorm Life , friendly people all around and dorm rooms are rated one of the best compared to anywhere

    Academic Rigor

    Extremely Disciplined when it comes to studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a school to study and have fun at the same time , WVU is the right place for you . Once you are here I bet you will fall in love with WVU . Visit wvu.edu for more information

    In three sentences

    Diverse Environment and a good atmosphere for education . The campus is beautiful covering over 1000 acres and transportation is great , buses and trains (PRT) carries people all over the campus . Transportation is free and tution fee is average , take a campus tour and visit West Virginia University , Lets Go Mountaineer's :)

  • 01/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    WVU has always had a huge reputation for being one of the most affordable colleges in the nation, and when you add that to go with the great educational opportunities, you get the most efficient college in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and bars to go to, but the Mountainlair offers so much more than any other campus. Students can go bowling, play games, watch movies and so much more during Up All Night. But for anyone seeking fun in Morgantown, they know that the greatest places to be are either and Mylan Puskar Stadium or the Coliseum for the games.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life isn't the best seeing as how it's filled with the usual douche bags who like to go out and party and do nothing else, but the great thing is that you don't have to be around them if you don't want to. It's easy to go out and do other things in the dorms as WVU has plenty to offer. The best thing though is the free transportation to students with an ID straight from the dorms to any campus at the University. They have buses which run all day and the PRT (personal rapid transit) system is mostly reliable and can get you to class quickly and efficiently.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course there's going to be easy classes and there are going to be hard classes. WVU may not always have the absolute best to teach its students in terms of achievements by the faculty, but I can guarantee that they are the best teachers in the nation. They're very willing to meet you out of class and are very patient. Here it's more than just lecture and go home. At WVU, the professors are genuinely committed to the students and their future education.

    Tips for prospective students

    For undergraduate classes, just get your work done and it'll should be mostly easy to pass. The biggest tip I could give for those trying to have a great college experience is to go to sporting events. Win or lose it's some of the greatest experiences you could ever have. Plus if you do win, there's nothing like singing Country Roads in unison with thousands of other fans at Mountaineer Field.

    In three sentences

    Absolutely fantastic school which has a very personal feel in terms of your relationship with the professors and other students. There are plenty of opportunities to improve yourself while also getting out and enjoying the college life all at the same time. It is also one of the most cost efficient schools in America which is sometimes cheaper to attend for out of state students than it would be to attend a college in their own state.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I would rate campus safety fairly high at WVU. There are always police officers patrolling around at night to make sure everyone is safe and can make it home. There are also these small tower like things that have a panic button on them that you can press in case of an emergency. When you press the button a siren goes off and lights flash. I think the police are suppose to show up in under 4 minutes or something. When and if you go out you just have to be safe and avoid bad situations such as, sitting your drink down at a party, or something along those lines.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is more of an unusual thing instead of a tradition. We have what is called the PRT here at WVU. It helps a large number of students get to class and around campus everyday.

    Bang for the buck

    I pay instate tuition so I get a very good price for my education opposed to if I had went out of state. In state is right around 6000 and out is something like 17000. The dorms and meal plan are pricey but not to bad. It is cheaper if you can get a house or apartment and rent it most of the time though.

    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun. Well honestly you can do about anything you want here at WVU. There is a huge rec center for people to work out and exercise. Bowling alley in mountain lair. Sports events all the time. Group events. Did I forget to mention that we are the #1 party school in the nation also? There is something fun always going on somewhere here.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is pretty good in my opinion. I can name almost everyone that lives on my floor. We all hang out and go out together with helps a lot with dealing with dorm life. My floor is coed but you can get separated floors if that is your preference. Most of the rooms are kinda small considering you have 2 people in most of them. I think dorm life here is a lot of what you make it. I know people that sit in there room and never come out, others however go out every night and are always on the move. You just have to find a group that you fit in with.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall I wouldn't say that WVU isn't that rigorous when it comes to studies however I am a engineering student going for a CPE major and a CS minor. So that being said I have to rate my experience 4 out of 5 starts.

    Tips for prospective students

    WVU is a great college. It has enough majors and academic programs that you can get almost any degree. It is a very welcoming and homey place. Everyone here is nice and relaxed. The you can join a club called the mountaineer maniacs and get free tickets to just about every game.

    In three sentences

    It is a great college. I am glad I came here. Coming to WVU and not some other college has been the experience in my life. Its a lot harder then high school.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe I would say. I think the security really take their job seriously.

    Clubs and Activities

    Try and get involved and join any clubs or sports intramurals! They are an awesome way to meet new people and get to know more people who have similar interests with you.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Up All Night! Be a team player and go support our schools sports teams, they are a lot of fun and students get real spirited.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are strict but can be fun. You meet a lot of people on your floor and the socials they have on every floor are fun to go too.

    Academic Rigor

    The university takes the academics seriously, this is no time to be playing around. Yes you can have fun, but finish your work first.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in downtown campus so you will not have to worry about public transportation.

    In three sentences

    I like the school, the campus is very nice. The dining hall food could use a little more work and so could the public transportation. The school is very diverse in the students attending from other states, but altogether a very Caucasian community.

  • 02/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is something for everyone to do here. They offer inexpensive unique trips to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't just come here for the partying, it is an amazing university. Take advantage of all that it offers.

    In three sentences

    I love this place, it is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I feel at home on campus and have made the best friends I could have ever asked for. My classes are so fun and engaging.

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They have buttons around campus for if you feel unsafe you can push the button and have a campus police walk you to where you are going.

    Bang for the buck

    It is one of the most affordable colleges in West Virginia.

    Food and Dining

    They have very good food around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't personally stayed in on of the dorms but the other people I have talked to have loved it.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are very challenging. Some of the professors are foreign so they are a bit hard to understand, but other than that I have heard very good things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay the housing deposit as soon as you can to get into the dorms.

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    NOTHING MUCH TO DO IN THIS UNIVERSITY; IT IS DULLSVILLE HERE

    Tips for prospective students

    Please do not apply to this university; it has nothing to offer

    In three sentences

    This university is highly unprofessional, they misplaced my documents at first ; also they are not very helpful in their approach; plus the students studying here are bigoted and snooty.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The price is definitely worth it. You get what you pay for. There are so many different activities to do; there's always something going on for free. Many times the dorms will have parties for its residents and give out snacks, among other things. Also, while I was attending, I needed to see a therapist. WVU offers therapy totally for free to its students, which was extremely helpful, because therapy can be expensive. I feel confident about the price I'm paying to go to this school, and I believe it will pay off in the future.

    What to do for fun

    There's more things to do in Morgantown than most people know what to do with. I personally know of four different clubs, numerous bars and restaurants, and a hookah bar. There's also a few movie theaters and a mall. There's a rec center right on campus that offers a number of different activities. And if all that isn't exciting enough for you, there's at least one party going on every night of the week, especially on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    It's always hard living with someone else, but after a while, living in a dorm isn't so bad. In fact, it can be kind of fun sometimes. You meet tons of new people. Not only that, but the dorms are so close to campus, so it's a lot easier than living off campus in an apartment. I can get ready and leave five minutes before class starts and be there on time.

    Academic Rigor

    While there are a certain number of classes that will challenge you, nothing is too hard that with enough work and patience, you won't be able to pass. Even if you're having trouble in a class, the teachers are more than willing to help you. They want you to pass just as much as you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to party like it's your job, but don't let it get in the way of your schoolwork, because that tends to happen. You might think you want to stay off campus first semester, but I cannot stress enough how fun and exciting the dorms are. Sure, you have to share space with other people you just met, but it gives you a chance to get involved in tons of activities, and make new friends.

    In three sentences

    West Virginia University is unlike any other school I've seen. The atmosphere here is warm and welcoming; everyone is friends when you're a Mountaineer. Not only that, but there is a wide range of classes--from big lectures to small classrooms--to help you get the most learning out of your time at WVU.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone! Its particularly great for social people who like going out a lot but WVU has so many kids that anyone can find their niche here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fall Fest, when we have performers come and put on shows and all of the campus is all over downtown partying together to start off the year. Its definitely something you'll never experience anywhere else.

    Bang for the buck

    If in-state, its super cheap obviously. Its pretty cheap for out-of-state also in comparison to most other schools which is why there are so many kids from states like NY and NJ.

    What to do for fun

    Frat row, where all of the frat houses are. High St, which has all of the bars and clubs which there is a ton of.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Live at the ERC, or Towers your freshman year! Here is where you will meet your best friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Many classes can be more challenging but others will be a breeze. Just take advantage of office hours with professors because having your teacher know your face and name WILL make such a difference in your final grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely live in a freshman dorm when you first get here, its the easiest and most fun way to make new friends. Also, take advantage of all there is on and off campus. There is so much WVU makes available to their students no matter what it is that they need, you just have to look.

    In three sentences

    Being a student at West Virginia University is an incredible experience. Know that no matter where you're from, you will wholeheartedly embrace the Mountaineer spirit. No other school can turn out such a large, yet close knit student body like WVU does.

  • 03/23/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    WVU has it's own police force and about 3 dozen safety booths which allow quick access to the police force's help line.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    300+ from greek life to a rubiks cube club and all the sports you can imagine including but not limited to a paintball club and various traditional intramural sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Just look up the youtube video of 10 things to do as a mountaineer. also any video by WestVirginiaU will tell you about what it means to be a mountaineer and that we don't always come from West Virginia.

    Bang for the buck

    For all the programs they offer and the price (especially if you're in-state) you can't beat it. They hand out scholarships like crazy.

    What to do for fun

    With 300+ student organizations and 30,000 students to meet their is a lot to do depending on how willing you are to participate. Fallfest is a big event at every year and the football and basketball games are always exciting. The Mountainlair brings many students into a welcoming environment full of fun and possibilities.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Honor dorm is amazing looking and kind of set off from the rest of the downtown campus but they have a lot of things going on inside the dorm itself. it has a beautiful courtyard and the head of the dorm is extremely nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes for engineering majors seem pretty challenging but you also get real world experience with them. You aren't just studying the concepts in books you are also putting them to use.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing right away the rooms fill up fast. Also look into the honors program early on for a chance to get into the honor dorm.

    In three sentences

    The engineering department is great, it has a very welcoming environment. The staff seem very dedicated to their jobs and providing a great place for students to learn.