West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
4-year Public university


West Virginia University is a public institution established in 1867 with suburban setting located at Morgantown. It is ranked 187 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,376 (2017); out-of-state tuition and fees are $23,616 (2017). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,504. It practices semester-based academic calendar. WVU offers nearly 200 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional programs within 15 colleges.

#187 in National Universities
Location Morgantown, West Virginia
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1867
Selectivity Very Low
Size Large
22,501 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $8,376
Outstate Tuition Fee $23,616
Room and Board Fees $10,576
$44,000 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


76% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$45 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.36 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

61 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Applicants who have completed English composition courses at a U.S. institution, which WVU determines are equivalent to the WVU’s English 101 and 102 with a “B” average,

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$6,752 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$5,357 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $37,712
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
--% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

University Merit Scholarship
Total Worth $23,736 plus a one time $3,500 stipend
Eligibility Awarded to students named National Merit or Achievement Finalists who select WVU as their first choice for undergraduate study with the National Merit Corporation
Minimum Criteria GPA of 3.50
Requirement for maintenance GPA: 3.20
Separate application needed --
Application deadline May 1
Scholarship of Distinction Level 1
Total Worth $15,000 per year
Eligibility Non-resident students
Minimum Criteria GPA: 3.80, ACT: 30, SAT: 1400
Requirement for maintenance GPA: 3.20
Separate application needed --
Application deadline July 1
Scholarship of Distinction Level 2
Total Worth $9,000 per year
Eligibility Non-resident students receiving
Minimum Criteria GPA of 3.50, ACT:27, SAT:1290
Requirement for maintenance GPA: 3.00
Separate application needed --
Application deadline July 1

Other Scholarships

Not Available


22,501 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
80% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
57% Students graduate within 6 years