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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
  • Christa from Canton, OH
  • 4
  • 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…

  • Apr-11-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Laken from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oct-19-2015 I am a current student here

    There are five or six dining halls on campus, each with varying options and always some kind of made-to-order station. It's not often that I have a bad meal- most are pretty good.

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  • 5
  • Megan from Morgantown, WV
  • Feb-17-2015 I am a current student here

    I think the food is awesome here. Each dining hall has a different theme, like American or Vegetarian, so there is always something for every taste.

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  • 4
  • Katelyn from Ashtabula, OH
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    There are so many food and dining options at WVU. Each dining hall has its own specialty and always offers a variety of choices.

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  • 4
  • Danielle from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dec-26-2014 I am a current student here

    There are so many choices for dining around campus. The food isn't totally awful like some colleges/universities I've heard. The dining halls serve a wonderful variety of foods for everyone, and the dessert is seriously the best, especially at the Summit dining hall! We also have the Mountain Lair, which houses Chick fil A, Burger King, Sbarro, Taziki's (greek food), and everyone's favorite breakfast place on campus: Hatfield's.

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  • 5
  • Aaron from Mill Creek, WV
  • Nov-03-2014 I am a current student here

    The many dining areas on campus give students the opportunity to try a variety of different foods on any given day, at any given time, at any given location. From large cafeterias to small cafes, WVU provides students with a variety of options to suit their wants and needs.

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  • 3
  • Raini from Morgantown, WV
  • Oct-12-2014 I am a current student here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 0
  • John Smith, Anytown, PA
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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