West Virginia State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - GoodQuality: Education Quality Rating - Very GoodSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Very Good
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West Virginia State University is a small four-year, public school with 2,645 students enrolled. This school was established in 1891 and is the only college located in Institute, West Virginia.

West Virginia State University is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU).

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
25
At West Virginia State University you can receive your bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, or master's degree.

West Virginia State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 25 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Education, Management, Business, and Communication and Journalism. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
50%
West Virginia State University student retention rate is low at 50% (way below West Virginia average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at West Virginia State University is very low: 28%. Nearly 21% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at West Virginia State University is pretty decent, 15:1. Read more regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$12,800
Average tuition price is close to the nationwide median, around $12,800 per academic year.

Read the details about West Virginia State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
69%
According to recent data, 917 applications were submitted and 630 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get admitted at this school.

The school might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score info at West Virginia State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,400
West Virginia State University offers a distance learning option.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at West Virginia State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
West Virginia State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 600 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low, nearly $3,400 annually.

Army ROTC programs are available at West Virginia State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, West Virginia State University seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

West Virginia State University Location and Maps



Post Address: West Virginia State University, Rte 25, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000, USA
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