How much does West Virginia University cost?

West Virginia University Cost of Attendance
In-state $9,360
Out-of-state $26,568
On-Campus Food and Housing $11,618
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,750
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $9,213
$30,000-$48,000 $10,486
$48,000-$75,000 $13,220
$75,000-$110,000 $9,213
Over $110,000 $16,668

West Virginia 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 94% $9,465
Federal Grants 27% $4,951
Pell grants 27% $4,544
Other federal grants 10% $1,238
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 38% $4,979
Institutional grants or scholarships 76% $6,316
Student loan aid 58% $9,034
Federal student loans 56% $6,070
Other student loans 14% $16,972

West Virginia University Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a challenging class 189 Up to $4,000
Do an extracurricular activity 178 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 180 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 129 Up to $2,100
Do community service 183 Up to $500
Take a foreign language class 122 Up to $5,000
Attend a summer program 78 Up to $2,500
Have work experience 128 Up to $12,000
Play a sport 87 Up to $1,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

West Virginia University Admissions

What is West Virginia University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 80%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 87% of applicants
SAT Reading 520-620
SAT Math 510-610
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 51% of applicants
Composite Score 21-27

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West Virginia University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 19599
Living on campus 8%
Transfer Students 3%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

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

2 Student Testimonials



Freshman · Criminology

I love WVU and can’t imagine going to any other university. WVU has given me a worth of knowledge that is irreplaceable and I have far succeeded than I could ever imagine. This is my university home.


Freshman · Microbiology

I came here expecting a large university with a small community feel, and that’s exactly what I got. The social benefits of a large school have been great, along with the surplus of resources provided for anything you want to do. Everyone here is super supportive of your goals and will work to help you achieve them, and that’s where the community feel comes in, along with all the familiar faces around campus.

West Virginia University Graduation Success

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About West Virginia University

West Virginia University is a family of distinctive campuses united by a single mission. Our flagship campus located in Morgantown, WV boasts over 380 degrees at the bachelor, graduate, and doctoral level. From our groundbreaking, level 1 research to Division 1 athletics, our community of 30,000 students remain committed to academics, service, engagement, and inclusion. WVU’s competitive tuition and generous merit scholarships illustrate our dedication to affordable education. With over 200,000 alumni living in 135 nations, we invite you to be a part of the Mountaineer family!


PO Box 6201
Morgantown, WV

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Research Universities
Setting Small City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify