West Virginia State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Institute, WV

$7,912

Avg in-state tuition

$13,600

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About West Virginia State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

West Virginia State University is a small public university located on a suburban campus in Institute, West Virginia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,502, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 89%. The university offers 29 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 30%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,912, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $13,600.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

89% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

60% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

30% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-22

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 870-1090

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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4k

Students enrolled

47%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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Demographics

White

72%

Black

9%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Unknown

5%

Two or more races

4%

Hispanic

2%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

58%

Socio-economic diversity

51% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $7,912 $13,600
Graduate $8,224 $19,030

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,701
On-campus room and board $12,886
On-campus other expenses $2,066
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,473
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,066
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,066

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $24,565 $30,253
Off-campus without family $22,152 $27,840
Off-campus with family $12,679 $18,367

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

51%

State Grant Aid

39%

Institution Grant Aid

58%

Pell Grant

51%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,834
State Grant Aid $3,507
Institution Grant Aid $7,258
Pell Grant Aid $4,570

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$29k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.