West Virginia University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (14)
West Virginia University is, for sure, the best public university in the state. From the helpful advisers, professors, and staff to the abundance of student jobs to the variety of class times and locations, WVU has everything a student could want. I recommend this university to anyone who wants to live, learn, and work in a wonderful community with like-minded people.
My university was an amazing experience, and I have no regrets about choosing to go there. It came down to a decision between WVU and a small private college, and I felt more drawn to the large state flagship university experience. Going to WVU gave me countless avenues or paths I could choose to follow, and options are something everyone should want when it comes to their time in college. Through WVU I was able to study abroad twice, once in Istanbul, Turkey and once in Morocco. WVU provided me with the support and tools I needed to apply to scholarships and grants in order to undertake these opportunities. I was able to obtain approval to become a federal work study, and worked in a dormitory on campus and spent most of my time at this job signing students in and studying which allowed my grades to get where I wanted them to be. My professors always encouraged us as students to visit them during office hours and participate in class discussions and give our opinion. I graduated last year, and they informed all the seniors that they would still be a resource for advice post graduation, and told us to keep in touch on what we do next. I had a great advisor who listened to the types of subjects I was interested in, and tried to schedule me in the best classes she could with the best teachers, and had life conversations with me besides. I have been in a full time federal volunteer program since graduation, and the positive undergraduate experience I had makes me look forward to the day I apply to a graduate school program and get to experience the possibilities of being a student again.
WVU is a great place for higher education. Another great thing about it, is the price is reasonable and the value of your education is excellent. The professors are almost always approachable and will work with you. If you attend class and participate, and study, you will do just fine. WVU has a very diverse student population. There are lots of classes to choose from to meet your graduation requirements!
The Social Work program at WVU is a wonderful program. The teachers are passionate about the subjects, and want you to succeed. During the course of the program, you learn about many different opportunities that you can take advantage of in the field of social work. There is something to do with the field that interests everyone, and they prepare you well for your future as a social worker.
The Multidisciplinary Studies Program at WVU is a great opportunity to really diversify your bachelors degree into something unique. You have the ability to choose your interests and if you choose the online program you have freedom to complete your tasks at your most convenient times for you. All of the professors are excellent and provide you with the upmost relatable information to your chosen concentrations. This is definitely a great choice for a bachelors degree if you are still undecided in your major.
WVU is a very fun school. The biggest challenge with it, is staying focused on your coursework. If you show up to class, and turn in effortful assignments on time, you should have no problem getting A's. WVU has some faculty that deeply care about their student's and their education. It is certainly a select few. If you go to WVU, try to connect with these faculty and get connected with opportunities on campus.
WVU was an amazing experience. Set in the mountains, there are plenty of outdoor activities. The campus is vast, safe with several locations in Morgantown that are all connected via our Personal Rapid Transit (like a subway train) system. Academia are great. We have great sports, the atmosphere is electric.
WVU was the best college to go to. I fell in love with the campus as soon as I got there. I'm so glad I chose to go there. Top 3 best decisions of my life.
Make sure to do your research on what major you would like to choose-- this includes: what major is best for the career you want one day, what major will you enjoy and what major will give you the most options for the future. If you are unsure of what major you would like to choose, take general classes your first semester or year, so you can get a better idea of what you enjoy and what would best prepare you for your career.
Not worth my time in the *insert language* department. I knew more entering than leaving, but I am very much an exception in that. Loved and adored the linguistics classes and professors. Drs. Seynnaeve and Stepanovic are of a quality I could only have dreamed of. Language itself just blossomed in my head because of them. If you aren't a party person, stick to the Evansdale campus and live with having to take the bus or PRT between campuses. It is much calmer on Evansdale. They have a growing LGBTQ group and support. You get a limited number of free visits to the Carruth Center if you ever need a counselor/therapist. The director of the Carruth Center is wonderful. You can absolutely learn to thrive in a "party" school if you aren't into parties. RA's are well trained and really do want to help you. Cafeteria food isn't great but there are several options around the campuses so you can figure out which place(s) have food you prefer. I really do think there is a place for literally everyone at WVU, if for no other reason than I found my place and did well and learned who I was there. I originally didn't want to go to WVU but it was really my only option. It turned out very well. Don't discount it because of its party school reputation. Everyone has a place there.