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#314 Overall Influence #1022 Desirability Rank

West Virginia University

Public university in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

From Wikipedia

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

17,326

Acceptance

84%

Graduation Rate

62%

Median SAT Score

1130

Median ACT Score

24

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$8,976

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

25K

Under-Grads

22K

Graduates

4K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

PO Box 6201, Morgantown WV 26506

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

3 per 100K

Violent Crime

1 per 100K

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

22 per 100K

Violent Crime

3 per 100K

What is West Virginia 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

#142 World Rank
Medical
#282 World Rank
Biology
#147 World Rank
Law
#230 World Rank
Business
#184 World Rank
Education
#283 World Rank
Engineering
#218 World Rank
History
#421 World Rank
Literature
#322 World Rank
Philosophy
#214 World Rank
Psychology
#306 World Rank
Computer Science
#398 World Rank
Mathematics
#350 World Rank
Political Science
#302 World Rank
Communications
#462 World Rank
Physics
#603 World Rank
Chemistry
#379 World Rank
Economics
#67 World Rank
Nursing
#114 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#303 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#440 World Rank
Sociology
#496 World Rank
Social Work
#718 World Rank
Anthropology

Other areas of influence

#667 World Rank
Religious Studies

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 Medical

Ann Pancake

American writer

Oliver Luck

American football player and sports executive

Matt Carson

American writer

Irene McKinney

American poet laureate of West Virginia

Walter Hough

Walter Hough

American scientist

K. W. Lee

American journalist

Ben Schwartzwalder

American football player and coach

Maggie Anderson

American poet

Becky Cain

American activist

Michael Garrison

American academic administrator

Joseph S. Farland

American diplomat

Irene Saunders

American lexicographer