How much does West Virginia State University cost?

West Virginia State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $8,212
Out-of-state $17,666
On-Campus Room and Board $12,366
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,793
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $12,080
$30,000-$48,000 $13,105
$48,000-$75,000 $15,713
$75,000-$110,000 $12,080
Over $110,000 $17,397

West Virginia State University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 87% $13,483
Federal Grants 55% $4,804
Pell grants 55% $4,436
Other federal grants 21% $730
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 45% $3,348
Institutional grants or scholarships 41% $5,561
Student loan aid 63% $8,243
Federal student loans 61% $8,485
Other student loans 2% $13,039

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

West Virginia State University Admissions

What is West Virginia State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 94%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 17% of applicants
SAT Reading 450-530
SAT Math 430-510
SAT Writing 373-480
ACT Submissions 88% of applicants
Composite Score 17-22

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West Virginia State University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 3755
Living on campus 3%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

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Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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About West Virginia State University

Founded in 1891, West Virginia State University is a public, land-grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution. The University, ���a living laboratory of human relations,�۝ is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research. The undergraduate education at the University offers comprehensive and distinguished baccalaureate programs in business, liberal arts, professional studies, sciences and social sciences. The University provides master's degrees and other opportunities for graduate education. West Virginia State University offers flexible course schedules in traditional classrooms, in non-traditional settings, and online. With the goal of improving the quality of our students' lives, as well as the quality of life for West Virginia's citizens, the University forges mutually beneficial relationships with other educational institutions, businesses, cultural organizations, governmental agencies, and agricultural and extension partners. The following values guide our decisions and behavior: academic excellence; academic freedom; advancement of knowledge through teaching, research, scholarship, creative endeavor and community service; a core of student learning that includes effective communication, understanding and analysis of the interconnections of knowledge, and responsibility for one's own learning; lifelong growth, development and achievement of our students; development of human capacities for integrity, compassion and citizenship; our rich and diverse heritage; personal and professional development of our faculty and staff; and accountability through shared responsibility and continuous improvement.


Rte 25
Institute, WV

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Midsize Suburb
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify