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West Virginia State University is a public institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,553, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 91 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. West Virginia State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,932 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $13,864 (2013-14).
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Founded in 1891, West Virginia State University is a public, land-grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution. The University, "a living laboratory of human relations," is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Our mission is to meet higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
The undergraduate education at the University offers comprehensive and distinguished baccalaureate and associate degree programs in business, liberal arts, professional studies, sciences, and social sciences. In addition, the University provides opportunities for graduate education.
West Virginia State University offers encouragement and education through flexible course offerings in traditional classrooms, in non-traditional education settings, and through distance learning technologies. With the goal of improving the quality of our students' lives, as well as the quality of life for West Virginia's citizens, the University forges mutually beneficial relationships with other educational institutions, businesses, cultural organizations, governmental agencies, and agricultural and extension partners.
West Virginia State University is a vibrant community in which those who work, teach, live, and learn do so in an environment that reflects the diversity of America. Our comprehensive campus, which includes the West Virginia State Community and Technical College, provides numerous educational opportunities for our students. We take great pride in our accomplishments and envision building upon associate degree programs, baccalaureate education, graduate offerings, and excellence in teaching, research, and service.
When applying to West Virginia State University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 10. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at West Virginia State University is $20. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 89.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||89.7%|
|Application deadline||August 10|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at West Virginia State University is 15:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 54 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||7%|
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West Virginia State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,553, with a gender distribution of 44.2 percent male students and 55.8 percent female students. West Virginia State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
West Virginia State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. West Virginia State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at West Virginia State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$5,932 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$13,864 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,282 (2013-14)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2012 data