- Class: Senior
- Major: Journalism
- Gender: F
- High School: Toms River North High School
- Transfer Student: N
WVU is a large school, so I would not recommend it for someone who likes to know everyone in every class. You will know most of the people in your major because you will have a lot of classes together, but it would be pretty difficult to know everyone on campus. Morgantown is absolutely a college town. Everyone is all about the college, and to be honest most people who live in Morgantown either go to or work for the school. One of the best things about my school is the pride that everyone has to be a Mountaineer. On game day it is overwhelming how many square miles of tailgates there are, and when we win a football game there is nothing like being in the student section of the stadium. Students get to go to WVU sports for free which is really great because everyone is included.
It depends of the class size whether professors will know your name or not. Probably your first year you will have many lecture style classes, and unless you go to their office hours they are not likely to know who you are. However, as you move up and take more of your major classes, you will get to know your professors much better. I like my advertising classes the best because it is what I am most interested in. My least favorite classes were some of the general education classes you are required to take such as science and math. How often I study varies weekly. Some weeks I will be in the library almost every day, and some weeks when I don't have any exams or papers, I might not be there at all. I am an advertising major which is in the Perry Isaac Reed School of Journalism. Everyone is really helpful and many of them have a lot of experience in the advertising industry. The only thing I don't like about the academic program is the general education requirements that you have to take, but this is pretty much standard in any state school.
The majority of students dress very casual to class. When I was in high school, I dressed up every day and never thought I would be any different, but college hours change you. My roommate is a fashion major and she says that everyone in her classes do dress up, but I would say the majority of students do not. Many of the WVU students come from West Virginia, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. There are student organizations for just about every interest: politics, sports, religion, business, sororities, fraternities, etc.
The Best Things
the school spirit and pride
The Worst Things
it is not in a metropolitan area