Best West Virginia Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in West Virginia for 2021

There are 39 colleges and universities in West Virginia enrolling 138,625 students. Explore the list of top colleges in West Virginia below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in West Virginia offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 West Virginia is home to nationally ranked institutions like West Virginia University. The highest ranked college in West Virginia is West Virginia University and the top rated public state college is also West Virginia University.

Local college options can be explored in or other cities.


39 results

List of the Best West Virginia Colleges

West Virginia University
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Morgantown, WV
West Virginia University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 26,864enrollment
  • $12,743net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
University of Charleston
C
Charleston, WV
University of Charleston

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 2,623enrollment
  • $21,941net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 940-1143SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA
Wheeling Jesuit University
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Wheeling, WV
 
Wheeling Jesuit University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 1,171enrollment
  • $19,424net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 910-1130SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
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Montgomery, WV
West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 1,755enrollment
  • $10,502net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Shepherd University
S
Shepherdstown, WV
 
Shepherd University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 3,648enrollment
  • $10,390net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.27Avg GPA
West Virginia Wesleyan College
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Buckhannon, WV
 
West Virginia Wesleyan College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 1,294enrollment
  • $19,366net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 940-1120SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Marshall University
M
Huntington, WV
Marshall University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 13,204enrollment
  • $8,508net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
West Liberty University
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West Liberty, WV
 
West Liberty University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 2,526enrollment
  • $13,980net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Fairmont State University
F
Fairmont, WV
 
Fairmont State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 3,947enrollment
  • $9,733net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 910-1110SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
Concord University
C
Athens, WV
 
Concord University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 2,040enrollment
  • $9,201net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 900-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA
Bluefield State College
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HBCU
Bluefield, WV
 
Bluefield State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 1,275enrollment
  • $8,445net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 780-980SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
West Virginia State University
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HBCU
Institute, WV
 
West Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 3,692enrollment
  • $9,657net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 850-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA
Alderson Broaddus College
A
Philippi, WV
 
Alderson Broaddus College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 911enrollment
  • $20,087net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 860-1060SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Appalachian Bible College
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Mount Hope, WV
 
Appalachian Bible College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 263enrollment
  • $15,391net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.32*Avg GPA
Bethany College
B
Bethany, WV
 
Bethany College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 581enrollment
  • $20,389net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 890-1120SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
Davis & Elkins College
D
Elkins, WV
 
Davis & Elkins College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 793enrollment
  • $18,591net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 920-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.17Avg GPA
Glenville State College
G
Glenville, WV
 
Glenville State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,586enrollment
  • $12,999net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Huntington Junior College
H
Huntington, WV
 
Huntington Junior College

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 315enrollment
  • $10,086net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA