West Virginia University
#416 Overall Influence#1022 Desirability Rank

West Virginia University

Public university in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

About This School

How does this school stack up?

West Virginia University is a public, land-grant, research university with its main campus in Morgantown, West Virginia. Its other campuses are those of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley, Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser, and a second clinical campus for the university’s medical and dental schools at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston. WVU Extension Service provides outreach with offices in all of West Virginia’s 55 counties.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

18,639

Acceptance

82%

Graduation Rate

57%

Median SAT Score

1145

Median ACT Score

24

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$8,856

Fees (in-state)

$0

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$52,700

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

26K

Under-Grads

23K

Graduates

4K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

PO Box 6201, Morgantown WV 26506

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

3k per 100k

Violent Crime

1k per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

22k per 100k

Violent Crime

3k per 100k

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this school influential?

#143 World Rank #105 USA Rank
Nursing
#189 World Rank #141 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#204 World Rank #151 USA Rank
Communications
#242 World Rank #127 USA Rank
Law
#283 World Rank #149 USA Rank
Education
#295 World Rank #147 USA Rank
Medical
#307 World Rank #166 USA Rank
History
#317 World Rank #135 USA Rank
Engineering
#333 World Rank #143 USA Rank
Computer Science
#342 World Rank #176 USA Rank
Psychology
#347 World Rank #159 USA Rank
Biology
#351 World Rank #135 USA Rank
Economics
#352 World Rank #233 USA Rank
Business
#384 World Rank #201 USA Rank
Political Science
#390 World Rank #140 USA Rank
Mathematics
#538 World Rank #192 USA Rank
Chemistry
#698 World Rank #284 USA Rank
Sociology
#765 World Rank #240 USA Rank
Earth Sciences

Influential People

Who are West Virginia University's Most influential alumni?

West Virginia University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Communications. West Virginia University’s most academically influential people include Katherine Johnson, Steve Harvey, and Jerry West.

Katherine Johnson
Katherine Johnson

American mathematician

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Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey

American stand-up comedian and television host

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Jerry West
Jerry West

American basketball player and executive

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Cassandra B. Whyte

American academic

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Michael Tomasky

Journalist, editor and author

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Raymond J. Lane

American businessman

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Don Knotts
Don Knotts

American actor and stand-up comedian

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Heather Bresch
Heather Bresch

American businesswoman

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Billy Mays
Billy Mays

American pitchman

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Anthony McAuliffe
Anthony McAuliffe

American general

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Michael Garrison

American academic administrator

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Jon McBride
Jon McBride

American astronaut

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