West Virginia State University

Institute, WV, USA
3.48 Average Rating

West Virginia State University is a public, historically black college established in Institute, West Virginia. Academic studies at WVSU are divided into four colleges: the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Business and Social Sciences, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the College of Professional Studies. The university features a First-Year Academic Advising Center, which is committed to assisting freshmen and undecided majors in their college careers. Eligible high school students can enroll in WVSU’s 1+3 Program to earn up to 30 college credit hours while attending high school.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
98%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 17, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
71%
Out-Of-State Students
15%
81%
Submitting ACT
7%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1007
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,879
Total Number of Undergrads
3,755
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
63%
20-39 Students
32%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
11%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,976
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,212
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,666
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,366
Books and Supplies
$1621

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,451
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,540
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,214

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
59%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,975
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$11,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$234

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
45
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
19%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Yellow Jackets
School Colors
old gold and black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$33,800

What Students Are Saying

3.48 Average Rating
West Virginia State University is a fair choice for someone who is looking to get a degree to enhance their future, but doesn't want to be in debt for the rest of their lives. I have enjoyed much of my time at this school, and I appreciate many of the teachers I have worked under. That being said, there are issues, and most of them stem from a lack of communication and proper tracking of important files between departments and employees.
Tito from Institute, WV
West Virginia State University is a wonderful educational opportunity. The grounds are beautiful and living in a dorm will be a great adventure for any student. Please do not judge this university on the past but on the present achievements it has received.
Victoria from Charleston, WV

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