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West Virginia State University

West Virginia State University, also known as West Virginia State, or WVSU, is a public university located in Kanawha County, United States. It was originally established in 1891 as the West Virginia Colored Institute. After a few name and status changes, it became a university in 2004. WVSU offers several undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students. The university is organized into the following academic colleges:  
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Business Administration and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • College of Professional Studies
West Virginia State houses an athletics department. The university is a member of the NCAA Division II and the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Yellow Jackets.

Profile of West Virginia State UniversityWest Virginia State University is located in Institute, WV (a medium-sized suburb). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by West Virginia State University is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media, security and law enforcement, and liberal arts.

West Virginia State University Selectivity

West Virginia State University does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 358. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 350 and 460.

West Virginia State University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 3, 218 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life
A lot of students at West Virginia State University attend part-time. The school offers students meal plans. West Virginia State University values student athletics, and belongs to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

West Virginia State University Tuition and AffordabilityThe school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees. Contact: West Virginia State UniversityWest Virginia State University 

Rte 25

Institute, WV 25112-1000

General Phone: (304) 766-3000


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