About West Virginia State University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does West Virginia State University cost?

West Virginia State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $6,996
Out-of-state $15,572
On-Campus Room and Board $11,388
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,793
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $7,846
$30,000-$48,000 $7,846
$48,000-$75,000 $9,890
$75,000-$110,000 $11,776
Over $110,000 $10,586

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 90% $7,405
Federal Grants 57% $4,335
Pell grants 56% $4,238
Other federal grants 10% $1,366
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 43% $3,530
Institutional grants or scholarships 54% $4,584
Student loan aid 63% $7,585
Federal student loans 63% $7,853
Other student loans 1% $10,985

West Virginia State University Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Play a sport 131 Up to $600
Have work experience 116 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Take a challenging class 272 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 244 Up to $1,120
Visit a college campus 251 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 186 Up to $750
Attend a summer program 115 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 96%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 17% of applicants
SAT Reading 403-520
SAT Math 410-490
SAT Writing 373-480
ACT Submissions 79% 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 3107
Living on campus 4%
Transfer Students 76%
Under Age 25 27%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

West Virginia State University Graduation Success


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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