West Virginia University

About: Are you searching for a college that will challenge you? Look no further than West Virginia University. Faculty and students are researching new sources of energy, developing anti-cancer drugs, helping forensic investigators solve crimes, and developing techniques and technology at the nano-scale level. WVU has graduated 25 Rhodes Scholars. Twenty-one students have earned Truman Scholarships, and 33 have received Goldwater Scholarships. Many of WVU’s 193 degree programs have placement rates at or near 100 percent, and millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships is available.

Admission Info: WVU has a rolling admissions policy, meaning there is no deadline for applications. To apply as a first-time-freshman, submit your paper or online application, along with your official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores. The average student enrolled in WVU's fall 2009 freshman class had a 3.3 high school grade point average, a composite ACT score of 23.6, and/or a combined SAT Critical Reading and Math score of 1048.

Scholarship/Financial Aid: WVU offers a large number of merit-based scholarships to incoming freshmen. For most awards, no separate application is required. Merely completing the admissions application and having transcripts and ACT/SAT scores sent to WVU will get the process started. Please note that for most scholarships, all information must be received by the WVU Admissions Office no later than February 1 of your senior year in order to receive scholarship consideration. In addition to scholarships, financial aid packages may include grants, employment, and/or loans, and are based on individual financial need and eligibility. Our deadline for the FAFSA is March 1.

Green Programs:  Yes

Green Initiative:  http://wecan.wvu.edu/

Programs Offered: Criminal Justice, Education, Business, Art and Design, Health/Human Services, IT/Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Nursing/Allied Health, Science/Engineering, Other Majors

HBCU:  No

Acronyms: WVU

One Waterfront Place, PO Box 6090, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506

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