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West Virginia University--Parkersburg is a public institution that was founded in 1961. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,234, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,677 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $8,236 (2011-12).
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West Virginia University at Parkersburg provides community-focused, accessible education dedicated to academic excellence and designed to prepare students to achieve their potential. A regional campus of West Virginia University, WVU at Parkersburg is an open admission institution that delivers academic and career programs ranging from certificates to select baccalaureate degrees. The institution also serves as a host site for graduate education. WVU at Parkersburg with its Jackson County Center offers educational, social and cultural opportunities; encourages life-long learning; supports economic and workforce development; promotes progressive partnerships, and advances regionally and globally responsive education in a student-centered learning environment.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to West Virginia University--Parkersburg, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is least selective.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
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The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||31|
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West Virginia University--Parkersburg has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,234, with a gender distribution of 40.1 percent male students and 59.9 percent female students.
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Campus Info & Services
West Virginia University--Parkersburg offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health service. West Virginia University--Parkersburg also offers campus safety and security services like lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at West Virginia University--Parkersburg, 99 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at West Virginia University--Parkersburg.
|Students who have cars on campus||99%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$4,677 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$8,236 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data