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West Virginia University Campus Life

Campus Size

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

Gender Breakdown:

48% Women
52% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


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


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

Services & Housing

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

Clubs & Organizations

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

Safety Statistics

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

Notable Alumni

  • Don Knotts (Class of '48), Actor, was Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show, the landlord on Three's Company, and numerous other roles
  • Jerry West (Class of '60), Played for the NBA Lakers, and then was an executive of the Lakers
  • Major Harris (Class of '89), Star quarterback and Heisman finalist
  • Marc Bulger (Class of '99), St. Louis Rams quarterback
  • Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard ('81), inventor of the cable modem
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kristy from Philadelphia, PA
  • 4
  • 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…

  • Oct-31-2012 Read More
  • Jonathon from Morgantown, WV
  • 4
  • the dorms are pretty well centralized to the campus. we also have a rail system called the personal rapid transit, or prt, that can quickly and safely get you to…

  • Feb-03-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Abigail - Charles Town, WV
  • Jan-17-2018 I am a current student here

    Avoid eating fast food! Even though it is convienient you will feel sluggish and rough :( try to eat leafy greens and drink lots of water! Dining halls have tempting choices but they also have plenty of healthy options too! Try to get a to go box rather than eating in, as then your experience can turn into a buffet style and that’s not good!

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  • 3
  • Kashmir from Follansbee, WV
  • Aug-19-2017 I am a current student here

    It's a lot of fast food and buffets. It can get a little repetitive, but the food is decent quality. Just be careful how much you eat.

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  • 5
  • Marlee
  • Jul-05-2017 I am a current student here

    I honestly enjoyed all the food at WVU. Just as there are many dorms to choose from, there are multiple dining halls to choose from and everyone has their favorite. I loved Boreman Bistro; they have a great salad bar, deli, and even a coffee bar. If you're looking for something after a good work out at the student rec, try the Juice Bar at Evansdale Crossing. Looking for some of your favorite chain restaurants? Check the Mountainlair!

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  • 3
  • Kyle from Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  • Dec-22-2016 I am a current student here

    Food is typical college food, but there are lots of options outside the standard cafeterias like Hugh Baby's burger/BBQ, Tazikis mediterranean, Mexican, chick-fil-a, sbarros, Little Donkey chicken and many others.

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  • 3
  • jess from brocton, ny
  • Aug-04-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    i wasn't able to eat on campus when i went, but there is a fabulous pizza place off campus called "pies and pints" that is really good.

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  • 4
  • abby from weirton, wv
  • Jun-07-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    i have eaten multiple times at wvu. whether it is chain brand food or something specially made for the dorms, it will be delicious!

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  • 5
  • Toussaint from Martinsburg, WV
  • Dec-16-2015 I am a current student here

    There are multiple dining halls on campus so which means the food will always be different each day so you do not get tired of eating the same thing. The food is always good I haven't had a bad experience with it so far. The dining opens really early and closes a little bit late to allow students to have time to eat something before heading to their dorms and if you still miss the dinning hall you can always stop by small stores in the halls that open during night time to allow students on campus to grab something to eat.

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  • 2
  • Carly from Lumberton, NJ
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    There is not a lot of food on the Evansdale campus where I live, there is towers which has a small variety but it is really not that great and it sometimes is not cooked all the way. There is also Evansdale crossing which has a barbecue place but they only have burgers and French fries but the French fries are good. There is a pizza place in there but they only have flat breads, and there is a Mexican place and a Mediterranean place with very small menus. That campus also has a few coffee shops. The downtown campus has a chic fil a express, Burger King, tazikis (Mediterranean), sushi place, and a sabaro. That campus also has a few more dining places but they have select hours. To go from the evansdale campus to downtown requires a PRT ride or bus ride but the PRT is unreliable and the bus often gets full fast especially at night time for the dinner rush and the Morgantown traffic is unbearable so it is even worse.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Rosemond from Falls Church, VA
  • Dec-26-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    comes with cost such as membership fees gives a sense of belonging, however can take your mind off studies. Alcohol abuse

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  • 0
  • Toussaint from Martinsburg, WV
  • Dec-16-2015 I am a current student here

    There are multiple sororities on campus destined for people with different personalities but I wouldn't suggest full time students to get involved with it because being part of a sorority takes dedication and time. Our first priority are as students and getting top grades. Sororities are great for people who can manage their time accordingly and without distractions.

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  • 0
  • Carly from Lumberton, NJ
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    They party everyday of the week, they create repulsive banners and stick them outside. Opening week, I know if my dad saw them he would never let me go there.

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  • 0
  • Megan from Morgantown, WV
  • Feb-17-2015 I am a current student here

    Our Greek life has received a bad reputation recently, but again it is all in what you choose to involve yourself in. They do a lot of volunteer work on campus and raise money for a lot of great charities.

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  • 0
  • Danielle from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dec-26-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not a participant in the Greek Life, but lots of people like to join, and we even have professional fraternities/sororities as well for students who want to get a jump start in their careers.

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  • 0
  • Trent from Ridgeley, WV
  • Mar-23-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

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

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