The Best West Virginia Colleges

The Best Colleges in West Virginia for 2024

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in West Virginia as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2024 as the best overall college in West Virginia is West Virginia University. The top rated public state college is also West Virginia University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


11 results

West Virginia University
W
Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Value in West Virginia

  • 25,474enrollment
  • $13,087net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

University of Charleston
C
Charleston, WV

University of Charleston

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in West Virginia

  • 2,926enrollment
  • $20,598net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 985-1160SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.13Estimated Avg GPA

Shepherd University
S
Shepherdstown, WV
 

Shepherd University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 3,015enrollment
  • $10,685net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 960-1180SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

West Virginia University Institute of Technology
W
Montgomery, WV

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 1,619enrollment
  • $10,151net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 920-1130SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Marshall University
M
Huntington, WV

Marshall University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 11,023enrollment
  • $8,387net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 10

West Virginia Wesleyan College
W
Buckhannon, WV
 

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Private Colleges in West Virginia

  • 1,054enrollment
  • $19,843net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 968-1180SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

West Liberty University
W
West Liberty, WV
 

West Liberty University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 2,291enrollment
  • $13,812net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 890-1175SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Bluefield State College
B
HBCU
Bluefield, WV
 

Bluefield State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 1,358enrollment
  • $11,451net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 880-1110SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Concord University
C
Athens, WV
 

Concord University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 1,749enrollment
  • $8,677net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 890-1130SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Fairmont State University
F
Fairmont, WV
 

Fairmont State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 3,562enrollment
  • $10,608net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 900-1090SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

West Virginia State University
W
HBCU
Institute, WV
 

West Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 3,415enrollment
  • $12,399net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 870-1090SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA