Spirit Groups: DanceTeam, Marching Thunder, Pep Band
32 Intramural Sports offered through The Rec including: Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, Dodgeball and Wiffle Ball
10 Club Sports: Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Rugby, Tennis, Sports Fencing Club, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Cycling, Wrestling, and Equestrian
230 recognized student organizations
Student Services: Center for African American Students, College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Career Services, Counseling Center, Health Services, H.E.L.P. Program, Security/Escort Service, Tutoring, Women’s and Gender Center, LGBTQ+ Office, Student Resource Center, Writing Center
Study Abroad Programs: 250 sites in 42 countries
Housing and Residence Life: 3 freshman halls, 6 upper class halls and 1 residential apartment community for graduate students
Cars: All students are permitted to have cars and may purchase a university parking permit.
National Student Exchange Program: 200 colleges within the U.S. and Canada
Fraternities: 10; Sororities: 6
Services: Student Legal Assistance, Student Engagement and Community, Veteran and Military Support
Career Services: 3,430 jobs posted, 508 internships posted in 2015-16
Programs Offered (2018-19)
2 Associate Degree Programs
57 Baccalaureate Degree Programs
52 Master’s Degree Programs
2 Education Specialist Degree Programs
4 Doctoral Degree Programs
3 First Professional Degree Programs
Freshman Admission Requirements
A high school diploma (official transcript with graduation date required)
An overall high school GPA of at least a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a Composite score of at least 19 on the ACT or SAT equivalent or an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and Composite score of at least 16 on the ACT or SAT equivalent.
When to Apply
Admission: Decisions are made on a rolling basis up to two weeks before the semester begins.
Housing: Assignments are made on a first-come, first served basis. Apply as soon as possible after being admitted and submitting your enrollment deposit.
Financial Aid: Priority is given to early applicants; however, awards are made on a continuous basis. The FAFSA becomes available October 1 each year. West Virginia residents must complete their FAFSA by March 1 preceding the academic year for consideration for state aid.
Financial Assistance (2018-19)
Undergraduates applying for financial aid: 90%
Average aid packaging: $11,618 (full-time students)
Average need-based grant: $6,774 (full-time students)
Average student indebtedness at graduation: $32,227