Top Rated West Virginia Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in West Virginia for 2024

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


9 results

West Virginia University
W
Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Value in West Virginia

  • 24,741enrollment
  • $12,202net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

Marshall University
M
Huntington, WV

Marshall University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in West Virginia

  • 10,691enrollment
  • $8,756net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 10

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

  • 1,481enrollment
  • $9,529net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 900-1130SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Shepherd University
S
Shepherdstown, WV
 

Shepherd University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 3,235enrollment
  • $9,827net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 930-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

West Liberty University
W
West Liberty, WV
 

West Liberty University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 2,315enrollment
  • $13,788net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 888-1130SAT range
  • 6-9ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Concord University
C
Athens, WV
 

Concord University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 1,748enrollment
  • $8,464net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 890-1135SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Fairmont State University
F
Fairmont, WV
 

Fairmont State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 3,498enrollment
  • $10,794net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 820-1050SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

Bluefield State College
B
HBCU
Bluefield, WV
 

Bluefield State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 1,306enrollment
  • $11,759net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 870-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

West Virginia State University
W
HBCU
Institute, WV
 

West Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 3,785enrollment
  • $11,684net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 840-1065SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA