West Virginia State College: Narrative Description

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Post Office Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112-1000
Tel: (304)766-3000; 800-987-2112; Admissions: (304)766-3221; Fax: (304)766-4158; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.wvsc.edu/

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State College System of West Virginia. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 90-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 4,992. Faculty: 282 (149 full-time, 133 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. Full-time: 3,211 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 1,781 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 15% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 7% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT required. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/11. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2754 full-time, $115 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6334 full-time, $265 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time. full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. College room and board: $4400. College room only: $2100.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 22 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Major annual event: homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Drain-Jordan Library with 194,706 books, 33,065 microform titles, 1,678 serials, 3,290 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC.

Community Environment: Institute is a suburb of Charleston and is reached by railroad, bus lines, feeder airlines, and a local transit system. There are churches of major denominations and community services in the easily accessible neighboring community. Part-time employment is available.

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