West Virginia University Institute of Technology: Narrative Description

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405 Fayette Pike
Montgomery, WV 25136
Tel: (304)442-3071; 888-554-8324; Admissions: (304)442-3167; Fax: (304)442-3097; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.wvutech.edu/

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University System of West Virginia. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1895. Setting: 200-acre small town campus with easy access to Charleston. Endowment: $5.2 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $6688 per student. Total enrollment: 2,468. Faculty: 176 (119 full-time, 57 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,191 applied, 74% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 58% from top half. 8 valedictorians. full-time: 1,702 students, 37% women, 63% men. Part-time: 733 students, 46% women, 54% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 23 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 28% 25 or older, 26% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 60% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission for state residents. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: non-competitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $3488 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $8371 full-time. Full-time tuition varies according to location and program. College room and board: $4832. College room only: $2259. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 42 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 9% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Christian Student Union, Alpha Phi Omega. Major annual events: homecoming, open house, Family Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 776 college housing spaces available; 433 were occupied in 2002-03. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Vining Library plus 1 other with 166,292 books, 431,948 microform titles, 605 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $654,628. 625 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The community has nearby plants that include the world's largest producer of ferro alloys for steel and a steam-produced electric power plant. Montgomery may be reached by bus lines and Amtrak.

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