West Virginia State University
#1285 Overall Influence#996 Desirability Rank

West Virginia State University

Public, historically black, land-grant university in Institute, West Virginia

About This School

How does this school stack up?

West Virginia State University is a public, historically black, land-grant university in Institute, West Virginia. Founded in 1891, it is one of the original 19 land-grant colleges and universities established by the second Morrill Act of 1890, which evolved as a diverse and inclusive campus. Following desegregation, WVSU’s student population slowly became more white than black. As of 2017, WVSU is 75% white and only 8% African-American.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

1,924

Acceptance

94%

Graduation Rate

29%

Median SAT Score

960

Median ACT Score

19

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$7,712

Fees (in-state)

$500

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$33,800

Employed

82%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

2K

Under-Grads

2K

Graduates

0K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

Rte 25, Institute WV 25112-1000

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

9k per 100k

Violent Crime

1k per 100k

What is West Virginia State University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#264 World Rank #160 USA Rank
Social Work
#560 World Rank #194 USA Rank
Mathematics
#619 World Rank #226 USA Rank
Chemistry
#694 World Rank #273 USA Rank
Computer Science
#788 World Rank #380 USA Rank
Education
#855 World Rank #382 USA Rank
Biology
#844 World Rank #404 USA Rank
Political Science
#1318 World Rank #412 USA Rank
Economics
#1055 World Rank #419 USA Rank
Sociology
#1046 World Rank #571 USA Rank
History
#1525 World Rank #622 USA Rank
Medical
#1012 World Rank #728 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#3443 World Rank #1630 USA Rank
Communications

Other areas of influence

#621 World Rank #376 USA Rank
Nursing
#843 World Rank #417 USA Rank
Law
#988 World Rank #297 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#1096 World Rank #622 USA Rank
Business
#1316 World Rank #367 USA Rank
Physics
#1642 World Rank #516 USA Rank
Engineering

Influential People

Who are West Virginia State University's Most influential alumni?

West Virginia State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Mathematics, and Chemistry. West Virginia State University’s most academically influential people include Katherine Johnson, Damon Keith, and Reggie Walton.

Katherine Johnson
Katherine Johnson

American mathematician

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Damon Keith
Damon Keith

American judge

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Reggie Walton
Reggie Walton

American judge

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Margaret S. Collins
Margaret S. Collins

African-American child prodigy, entomologist

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Leon Sullivan
Leon Sullivan

Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

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Mary Elizabeth Carnegie

American writer

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John L. Whitehead Jr.
John L. Whitehead Jr.

US Air Force officer, test pilot

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Richard C. Meredith
Richard C. Meredith

Science Fiction Author

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Rose Agnes Rolls Cousins

US aviator

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Forest Dewey Dodrill

Open heart surgeon

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Angie Turner King
Angie Turner King

American chemist and mathematician

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Grace Marilynn James

American pediatrician

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