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West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia

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Student Population
West Liberty University overview
Location West Liberty, West Virginia
Online westliberty.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
West Liberty University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in West Liberty, West Virginia, West Liberty University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 1,857 prospective students applied, and 1,271 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 416 enrolled in the school.  1,913 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 568 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $8,150 plus fees of $0. West Liberty University is ranked 729 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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West Liberty University is rated within the lower 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very Easy
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SAT 900/1120
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.53
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

West Virginia Resident Tuition
In State Costs for West Liberty University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,645
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $9,806
Budget for Other Expenses$4,064
Total One Year Cost$23,665
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for West Liberty University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,645
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $9,806
Budget for Other Expenses$4,064
Total One Year Cost$31,605

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by West Liberty University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Health Professions 20%
Education 18%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237932 IPEDS survey data for West Liberty University.

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