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West Virginia State University

Institute, West Virginia

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West Virginia State University overview
Location Institute, West Virginia
Online wvstateu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
West Virginia State University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Institute, West Virginia, West Virginia State University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,959 prospective students applied, and 2,857 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 305 enrolled in the school.  1,392 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,023 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $7,912 plus fees of $525. WVSU is ranked 936 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

West Virginia State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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WVSU is rated within the lower 25% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
West Virginia State University overview
SAT 870/1090
ACT 17/22
GPA 3.24
Applications Accepted
West Virginia State University overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for West Virginia State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,701
Other Fees$525
Room and Board $12,886
Budget for Other Expenses$2,066
Total One Year Cost$25,090

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$32,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
25% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by West Virginia State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 23%
Business 17%
Education 10%
Communication 9%
Psychology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237899 IPEDS survey data for West Virginia State University.

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