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Where is WVSU located?

WVSU is located in Institute, just eight miles outside of Charleston, the capitol of West Virginia, and is easily accessible by Interstate from many major cities.

Is State a University?

Yes. Since 2004, West Virginia State has been a university, awarding bachelor's degrees in 22 different programs and master's degrees in five programs.

How much does it cost to attend WVSU?

WVSU has long boasted one of the most affordable tuition costs in West Virginia. Affordability, combined with an excellent academic and student life experience, results in tremendous value for our students.

How do I apply to WVSU?

Applying is easy, and you can even do it online. Just follow this link if you are ready to apply today.

How many students attend WVSU?

3,166 students were enrolled at WVSU in the fall 2015 semester.

I am an athlete, can I play sports at WVSU?

Yes. WVSU competes at the NCAA Division II level in five men's sports and five women's sports. Men's sports are baseball, basketball, football, golf and tennis, while women compete in basketball, cross country, softball, tennis and volleyball.

What are the school colors and mascot?

WVSU's colors are old gold and black and the school's nickname is The Yellow Jackets.

I still have questions, who can I call?

Please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Here are some important numbers for students and families.

WVSU Main line (304) 766-3000
Academic Affairs (304) 766-3145
Admissions   (304) 204-4345
Student Financial Assistance (304) 204-4371
Athletics  (304) 766-3165
Residence LIfe and Services    (304) 766-3037

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