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West Virginia University is a public institution situated in Morgantown, West Virginia. Morgantown is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

106 Undergraduate Degrees
331 Graduate Degrees
$31,445 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
84% Acceptance Rate

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West Virginia University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at WVU.

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Where Is West Virginia University?


Contact details for WVU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Po Box 6201, Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: 304-293-0111

How Do I Get Into WVU?

You can apply to WVU online at:

Admission Requirements for WVU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into WVU?

84% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
87% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 84%, WVU may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 87% of students accepted to WVU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for West Virginia University  ( 520 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for West Virginia University  ( 510 to 610 )
WVU received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for West Virginia University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for West Virginia University  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for West Virginia University  ( 21 to 27 )

Can I Afford West Virginia University?

$31,445 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of WVU is $31,445. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At WVU, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $9,175 a year. That adds up to $36,700 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WVU is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

West Virginia University Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,726 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,495 undergraduate students at WVU, with 18,726 being full-time and 1,769 being part-time.


There are also 5,774 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,726 full-time undergraduates at WVU, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of West Virginia University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 335
Black or African American 675
Hispanic or Latino 764
White 15,311
International Students 722
Other Races/Ethnicities 919

Geographic Diversity

West Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at West Virginia University. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 112 countries are represented at WVU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at West Virginia University

9,668 Took All Classes Online
24,793 Took At Least One Class Online
62.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 24,793 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at WVU has changed over the last few years.


Online Affordability Rankings of WVU

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at West Virginia University was $8,976 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $25,320. The following table shows how WVU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #16 #49
Special Education #28 #55
General Special Education #31 #52
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching #33 #54
Reading Teacher Education #58 #132
General Education #60 #131
General Education #60 #131
Teacher Education Grade Specific #61 #151

Online Growth Rankings of WVU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at West Virginia University was 62.2%. This is the #402 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WVU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

West Virginia University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 44 172 1 217
General Education 0 70 7 77
Elementary Education 46 0 0 46
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 23 0 23
Agricultural Teacher Education 16 4 0 20
General Special Education 0 19 0 19
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 16 1 17
Reading Teacher Education 0 14 0 14
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 2 2 4
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 106 320 11 437


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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