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West Virginia University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,494 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 23 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

48% Women
52% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $561,170)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $131,298)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 126 Yes -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 17 33 - Yes
Football 128 - - -
Golf 10 - Yes -
Gymnastics - 18 - -
Rowing - 80 Yes -
Soccer 29 28 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 33 23 Yes -
Tennis - 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 20 Yes Yes
Wrestling 52 - - -
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.1%
Hispanic 2.2%
Non-resident alien 4.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.7%
Two or more races 1.7%
White/non-Hispanic 82.5%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 205
Liquor Law Violation 551
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 7
Property Crime 31

Notable Alumni

  • Don Knotts (Class of '48), Actor, was Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show, the landlord on Three's Company, and numerous other roles
  • Jerry West (Class of '60), Played for the NBA Lakers, and then was an executive of the Lakers
  • Major Harris (Class of '89), Star quarterback and Heisman finalist
  • Marc Bulger (Class of '99), St. Louis Rams quarterback
  • Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard ('81), inventor of the cable modem
Reviews Dorm Life
  • WVU Mountaineer
  • 5
  • The Oakland Dorm is new with air condition and plenty of room for what you need. The closets are huge with mirror doors. A must have would be a mattress pad…

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  • Kristy from Philadelphia, PA
  • 4
  • There are many dorms around West Virginia University for Freshman and Sophomores to reside in. If you want to live downtown closer to where most classes are held and where…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • WVU Mountaineer
  • I am a current student here

    Food card is mandatory first year. The food is good. You can also use it a few fast food restaurants which is nice.

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  • 4
  • Abigail - Charles Town, WV
  • I am a current student here

    Avoid eating fast food! Even though it is convienient you will feel sluggish and rough :( try to eat leafy greens and drink lots of water! Dining halls have tempting choices but they also have plenty of healthy options too! Try to get a to go box rather than eating in, as then your experience can turn into a buffet style and that’s not good!

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  • 3
  • Kashmir from Follansbee, WV
  • I am a current student here

    It's a lot of fast food and buffets. It can get a little repetitive, but the food is decent quality. Just be careful how much you eat.

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  • 5
  • Marlee
  • I am a current student here

    I honestly enjoyed all the food at WVU. Just as there are many dorms to choose from, there are multiple dining halls to choose from and everyone has their favorite. I loved Boreman Bistro; they have a great salad bar, deli, and even a coffee bar. If you're looking for something after a good work out at the student rec, try the Juice Bar at Evansdale Crossing. Looking for some of your favorite chain restaurants? Check the Mountainlair!

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  • 3
  • Kyle from Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Food is typical college food, but there are lots of options outside the standard cafeterias like Hugh Baby's burger/BBQ, Tazikis mediterranean, Mexican, chick-fil-a, sbarros, Little Donkey chicken and many others.

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  • 3
  • jess from brocton, ny
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    i wasn't able to eat on campus when i went, but there is a fabulous pizza place off campus called "pies and pints" that is really good.

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  • 4
  • abby from weirton, wv
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    i have eaten multiple times at wvu. whether it is chain brand food or something specially made for the dorms, it will be delicious!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Rosemond from Falls Church, VA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    comes with cost such as membership fees gives a sense of belonging, however can take your mind off studies. Alcohol abuse

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  • 0
  • Toussaint from Martinsburg, WV
  • I am a current student here

    There are multiple sororities on campus destined for people with different personalities but I wouldn't suggest full time students to get involved with it because being part of a sorority takes dedication and time. Our first priority are as students and getting top grades. Sororities are great for people who can manage their time accordingly and without distractions.

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  • 0
  • Carly from Lumberton, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    They party everyday of the week, they create repulsive banners and stick them outside. Opening week, I know if my dad saw them he would never let me go there.

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  • 0
  • Megan from Morgantown, WV
  • I am a current student here

    Our Greek life has received a bad reputation recently, but again it is all in what you choose to involve yourself in. They do a lot of volunteer work on campus and raise money for a lot of great charities.

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  • 0
  • Danielle from Pittsburgh, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I am not a participant in the Greek Life, but lots of people like to join, and we even have professional fraternities/sororities as well for students who want to get a jump start in their careers.

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