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West Virginia State University

Institute, West Virginia

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Overview

Student Population
3,638
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 3,235 prospective students applied, and 2,863 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 282 enrolled in the school.  1,560 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,078 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $7,912 plus fees of $525. WVSU is ranked 878 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 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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Ratings

3/10
Overall
2/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
3/10
Outcomes
1/10
Value

WVSU is rated within the lower 24% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for West Virginia State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
West Virginia State University overview
SAT 870/1090
ACT 17/22
GPA 3.14
Applications Accepted
88.5% 
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Applications Due Aug 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$7,912
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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Outcomes

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.

Current students may use the West Virginia State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.