West Virginia University
About West Virginia University
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University is an accredited, public university located in Morgantown, south of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1867 as a land-grant institution, WVU was originally called the Agricultural College of West Virginia. The name was officially changed in 1868 and the program options have since expanded.
Today, West Virginia University is recognized for both its research and graduate programs. Graduate students who want to attend have a choice of two formats, residential and online. Look for over 180 masters, doctoral and professional graduate certificate programs offered on-campus. Or, for busy adults who need more schedule flexibility, look for over 30 WVU online degrees. Find online masters degrees in Education, Marketing, Forensic Justice, and more.
Mission, Vision and Values
The faculty, staff and students at West Virginia University commit to an inclusive school culture and the advance of high-impact research. They further this mission through the university values: Service, Curiosity, Respect, Accountability, and Appreciation.
Prospective WVU students may apply to their program of interest through a centralized online application system.This online application process kicks off in September for the next fall admission cycle. However, health sciences graduate programs have their own application periods and requisites.
All domestic students who seek a graduate degree at WVU need to have met the basic requirements below.
- Possess a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, earned at a regionally accredited college or university
- Meet the criteria established by their intended program. Each program sets its own admission requirements and makes independent admission decisions.
Programs each have specific start dates. Online Hybrid MBA classes begin in August or January for example. However, the online Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications program’s academic year consists of five terms. These are Early Fall (August to October), Late Fall (October to December), Early Spring (January to March), Late Spring (March to May) and Summer (May to July). Follow up with individual programs for details.
Enrollment, Attendance, Graduation
Based on Fall 2015 data, graduate enrollment at WVU totaled 6,278 students.i
- Graduate attendance status: 26% part-time, 74% full-time i
- 24% enrolled in distance education, 5% enrolled in some distance education, 71% not enrolled in distance educationi
- From 2014-2015, 1475+ masters and 625+ doctorate degrees were awarded i
Enrollment, Attendance, Retention Rates and Graduation
Graduate attendance rate of 25% part-time and 75% full-time
For the years 2017-2018 West Virginia University awarded: 4349 bachelor's degrees, 1615 master's degrees, 437 doctor's degrees - professional practice, 239 doctor's degrees - research/scholarship
Federal financial aid may be available for qualified students. In addition, each year West Virginia University offers several fellowships and scholarships for those who qualify. WVU also awards approximately 1700 graduate assistantships annually to eligible students.
- The school is full of many supportive people who genuinely care for each other. You just really need to join something that interests you and then you'll be able to find some great friends. People seem very chill for it being considered a top university. Definitely a calmer atmosphere compared to schools like Stanford and Berkeley.
- The university provides the best of both academics opportunities as well as extracurricular activities in order to help their students explore and/or grow their skills on a specific or variety of fields. Their goal is to get their students involved in what they love in order to grow and expand the students knowledge.
- Overall, I love being a student at USC. On campus, I am a research assistant, a newspaper writer, and a dancer on the competitive hip-hop team. I've met a wide variety of students at USC, some who astound me with their intelligence and hobbies. I love talking to my professors during their office hours. The downsides to being a USC student is that a lot of things are inordinately expensive, the tuition keeps rising (unnecessarily), and the area around it is not super nice.
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- West Virginia University: Morgantown, WVPO Box 6529, Morgantown, WV, 26506