West Virginia Best Colleges Comparison

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Colleges In West Virginia Statistics

There are 77 colleges in West Virginia - 40 public and 37 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $12,673 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $13,940. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,036 and the average acceptance rate is 83% for West Virginia Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in West Virginia. You may want to check more statistics and compare all West Virginia colleges at West Virginia Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In West Virginia Statistics
Top 12 colleges in West VirginiaAll colleges in West Virginia
Number of Schools12 schools
(6 public, 6 private)
77 schools
(40 public, 37 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,373 (in-state)
$21,720 (out-of-state)
$5,702 (in-state)
$12,673 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$8,630 (in-state)
$13,899 (out-of-state)
$8,706 (in-state)
$13,940 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$13,463$7,654
Test Scores1,048 SAT, 22 ACT 1,036 SAT, 21 ACT
Acceptance Rate85.90% 83.12%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.60% 37.13%
Population106,043139,783
Undergraduate84,560116,968
Graduate21,48322,815
Graduation Rate45.83%56.56%
Transfer-out Rate12.33%13.29%
Students to Faculty Ratio15.75 to 114.08 to 1

Top Colleges In West Virginia Comparison

Next table lists the top 12 colleges in West Virginia for academic year 2019-2020. West Virginia University ranked top in the West Virginia Best Colleges Comparison and Shepherd University and West Virginia Wesleyan College follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $21,720 for undergraduate programs $13,899 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in West Virginia is 1,048 and the acceptance rate is 85.90%. The average students to faculty ratio is 15.75 to 1 for top colleges in West Virginia. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in West Virginia Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 West Virginia University
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Public, 4 yearsMorgantown, WV
$25,320
($8,976)
$9,852 26,26990% 1,130 SAT
24 ACT
21 to 1
2 Shepherd University
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Public, 4 yearsShepherdstown, WV
$18,224
($7,784)
$7,100 3,15996% 1,070 SAT
23 ACT
14 to 1
3 West Virginia Wesleyan College
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Private, 4 yearsBuckhannon, WV
$32,612 $24,940 1,06684% 1,074 SAT
21 ACT
12 to 1
4 Bethany College
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Private, 4 yearsBethany, WV
$31,600 $33,067 57674% 990 SAT
22 ACT
11 to 1
5 West Liberty University
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Public, 4 yearsWest Liberty, WV
$16,294
($8,345)
$8,931 2,48174% 1,033 SAT
21 ACT
11 to 1
6 Marshall University
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Public, 4 yearsHuntington, WV
$19,606
($8,552)
$8,947 11,95898% 1,040 SAT
22 ACT
18 to 1
7 Wheeling University
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Private, 4 yearsWheeling, WV
$29,290 $23,662 85778% 1,065 SAT
20 ACT
12 to 1
8 Fairmont State University
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Public, 4 yearsFairmont, WV
$17,150
($7,892)
$7,478 3,84899% 995 SAT
20 ACT
15 to 1
9 Concord University
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Public, 4 yearsAthens, WV
$18,440
($8,690)
$10,083 1,80796% 1,010 SAT
21 ACT
16 to 1
10 University of Charleston
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Private, 4 yearsCharleston, WV
$31,350 $18,186 2,96770% 1,073 SAT
21 ACT
16 to 1
11 American Public University System
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Private, 4 yearsCharles Town, WV
$7,360 $1,720 50,047- - 23 to 1
12 Salem University
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Private, 4 yearsSalem, WV
$13,390 $7,590 1,008- - 20 to 1
Average$21,720
($8,373)
$13,463 106,04385.90% 1,048 SAT 15.75 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020