West Virginia University Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Morgantown, WV, West Virginia University is one of the best universities in the state of West Virginia. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for West Virginia University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is West Virginia University.

PO Box 6201 Morgantown, WV 26506-6201
Phone: (800) 344-9881
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.wvu.edu

Rankings: West Virginia University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.5
Graduation and retention ranking: 160
Average freshman retention rate: 80.5%
6-year graduation rate: 56.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 53%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 3
Faculty resources ranking: 203
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 45.3%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 15.7%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 23:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 89.4%
Student selectivity ranking: 201
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 21-26
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 19%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 44%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 87.7%
Financial resources rank: 167
Alumni giving rank: 200
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 7.2%

West Virginia University History

Essential Facts: West Virginia University

  • Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of over 200,000 graduates worldwide in some 135 nations.
  • For 2012 U.S. News and World Report ranked WVU’s Medical School ninth in the United States for rural medicine.
  • A personal rapid transit system was installed on the main campus in the 1970s, one of the first such systems in the country.
  • WVU spent $185.1 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 121st in the nation.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 26%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 7%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 8%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 90%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: N/A
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, football, rifle, soccer, swimming, wrestling
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, gymnastics, crew (lightweight), rifle, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook