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West Virginia State University Share Share

Quick Stats Share Share
SAT Score Range 813 - 1010
ACT Score Range 17 - 22
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Acceptance Rate

97.6%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

SAT Score Range

813 - 1010
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

17 - 22
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Tuition & Fees

$16,550

Average Salary in 10 Years

$33,800
Note: 10 years after enrolling at West Virginia State University

West Virginia State University is located in Institute, West Virginia. It is a small public school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 3,755 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is selective with an acceptance rate of 97.6%.

Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Education, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, and Public Administration and Social Service Professions. 26% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $28,700.

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About Share Share
🗺 Rte 25
Institute, West Virginia 25112
🌐 www.wvstateu.edu
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What test scores do you need to get into West Virginia State University?

SAT Score Range

813 - 1010
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

17 - 22
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Median SAT Score

912
Out of 1600

Median ACT Score

20
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown

SAT Total Score Ranges

SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges

SAT Math Score Ranges

SAT Writing Score Ranges

ACT Score Breakdown

ACT Total Score Ranges

ACT English Score Ranges

ACT Math Score Ranges

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SATs or the ACTs? Share Share
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Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?

Students Submitting SATs

7%

Students Submitting ACTs

81%

A lot more students take the ACTs than the SATs.

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West Virginia State University has around 3,182 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 13% decide to enroll at West Virginia State University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 3,182 applicants 37% are men and 63% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 170 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 59 men.

West Virginia State University's acceptance rate is 97.6%. The acceptance rate for men is 96.1% and the acceptance rate for women is 98.5%.

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Who applies to West Virginia State University?

Number of Applicants

3,182

Number of Applicants per Spot

8
per spot

Male Applicants

37%

Female Applicants

63%
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Getting into West Virginia State University

West Virginia State University Acceptance Rate

97.6%

Getting in

Less Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

96.1%

Female Acceptance Rate

98.5%
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Do Students Want to Go to West Virginia State University?

West Virginia State University Admissions Yield

13%
of accepted students choose to go to West Virginia State University

Male Admissions Yield

18%

Female Admissions Yield

10%
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Application Share Share
Admission Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate

26%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

24%

Women Graduation Rate

29%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend West Virginia State University?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$9,285
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$16,550
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$28,416
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$19,412
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$22,000
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$234
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of West Virginia State University would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

36%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

West Virginia State University Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

89%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

42%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at West Virginia State University you can visit www.wvstateu.edu/Admissions/Financial-Aid.aspx.

West Virginia State University Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $28,416
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $19,412
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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How much money will you make after graduating from West Virginia State University?

West Virginia State University students, on average, make $33,800 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 4% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from West Virginia State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at West Virginia State University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

4.2%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at West Virginia State University.

Median Earnings of Students from West Virginia State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at West Virginia State University.

Male Students: Average Earnings from West Virginia State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at West Virginia State University.

Female Students: Average Earnings from West Virginia State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at West Virginia State University.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at West Virginia State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at West Virginia State University.
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Return on Education Share Share
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend West Virginia State University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.2x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at West Virginia State University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at West Virginia State University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.0x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at West Virginia State University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at West Virginia State University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Student-Faculty Ratio

13
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$64,871
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
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Can you go to grad school at West Virginia State University?

Yes
Highest degree: Master's degree
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Students Share Share
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Undergraduate Focus

97%

Undergrads

3,755

Total Students

3,879
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

12%

Students over 25

23%

Student Median Household Income

$48,791
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity Share Share
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

58%
of undergraduates

Men

42%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

West Virginia State University has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 72 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 138 women.

International Students

1%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at West Virginia State University

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at West Virginia State University study?

West Virginia State University Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at West Virginia State University are:

  1. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  2. Education
  3. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
  4. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  5. Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Approximately 62% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at West Virginia State University?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

59%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

30%

Students Who Transfer Out of West Virginia State University

17%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

West Virginia State University has a retention rate of 59% for full-time undergrads, which is fairly low.

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Undergraduate Transfers

227
6% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

West Virginia State University has around 227 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 6% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see West Virginia State University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, West Virginia tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 26% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 68% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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