West Virginia State University

Institute, Institute, United States
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Overview of West Virginia State University

About this school

West Virginia State, founded in 1891, is a public, multipurpose college. Its 88-acre campus is located in Institute, eight miles from downtown Charleston.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,755
    • Men:1,595 (42.5%)
    • Women:2,160 (57.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to West Virginia State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 17
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 1000
City, State, Zip
Institute, WV  25112-1000
Phone
(304) 204-4345
Fax
(304) 766-4158
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 17
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
-
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Minimum ACT composite score of 18 (870 SAT) required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
98% of 3,182 applicants were admitted
Women
98% of 2,003 applicants were admitted
Men
96% of 1,179 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
619 (20%) of 3,105 admitted students enrolled
Women
341 (17%) of 1,972 admitted students enrolled
Men
278 (25%) of 1,133 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.14
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
449 average |380-510 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
483 average |420-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
13%
• Score 18 - 23
56%
• Score 12 - 17
30%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,167|Out-of-state: $16,072
  • Room & Board: - $11,892 (74.79715705390277%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,621 (10.195609786779043%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,386 (15.007233159318195%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


West Virginia State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
-
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1 | Final deadline June 15
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003826
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Ethnic Background

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


106

Part-Time Faculty


87

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


38%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 56% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
196,066

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
625
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


West Virginia State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


58.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


9.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


21.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


26.3%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (22)


  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • General Studies
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Education, Liberal arts/general studies, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Biotechnology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Media Studies

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


2,500

Nearest Metropolitan Area


98 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
23 average low in January, 83.1 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Charleston
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Charleston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


17% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


83%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Yellow Jackets
School Colors
Old gold and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country running, football, golf, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


West Virginia State University offers choral groups, marching band, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student social work organization 20, wvsu college chapter - naacp 17, choices peer educators 13, wvsu international student services 13, c.e. jones historical society 12

Sororities


3% of women participate

Fraternities


2% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,786

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,755
Women
2,160
Men
1,595

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 5.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.3% Asian
  • 15.8% Black/African-American
  • 2.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 10.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 60.6% White
  • 4.4% Unknown

International Students


0.7% from 13 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


124

Student Resources

Study resources