How much does West Virginia University cost?

West Virginia University Cost of Attendance
In-state $8,856
Out-of-state $24,950
On-Campus Room and Board $10,918
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,750
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $8,997
$30,000-$48,000 $10,515
$48,000-$75,000 $12,555
$75,000-$110,000 $8,997
Over $110,000 $16,308

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 89% $10,067
Federal Grants 26% $4,790
Pell grants 26% $4,429
Other federal grants 8% $1,345
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 36% $4,745
Institutional grants or scholarships 69% $6,397
Student loan aid 57% $9,041
Federal student loans 56% $6,483
Other student loans 13% $17,142

West Virginia University Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have perfect attendance for a year 223 Up to $2,100
Play a sport 156 Up to $1,500
Take a challenging class 323 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 195 Up to $5,000
Attend a summer program 156 Up to $4,500
Visit a college campus 309 Up to $8,500
Do community service 313 Up to $500
Have work experience 214 Up to $12,000
Do an extracurricular activity 310 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

West Virginia University Admissions

What is West Virginia University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 82%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 57% of applicants
SAT Reading 530-620
SAT Math 520-620
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 65% 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 22501
Living on campus 8%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
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

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.

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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