West Virginia University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.11 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 66 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 28,488 (22,350 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 25% part-time, 75% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,450 in-state; $24,390 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall, I am pleased with the Masters of Social Work Program at West Virginia University. My cohort is fantastic and I have created a network of colleagues that will last a lifetime. I would like to see a dedicated Clinical Track, I believe this would be awesome at WVU, especially because of the surrounding population and all of the opportunities in Morgantown to learn from stellar clinical social workers in the field. The Professors are responsive and clear about what they expect. I initially entered the program under the COSA track but switched to Direct Practice because the COSA courses were offered mostly online and online course are do not fit well with my learning style. If you are considering applying to the MSW program at WVU, do it!
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Faculty knowledge and expertise in the subject matter areas as can be surmised from their research publications, is quite remarkable.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2014

Being in a college town, one can expect the affordibility of living to be high. On top of that, there was no state financial aid for graduate students, as told to me by the financial aid office at the university. Other than costs of living, this graduate program meets all my expectations and needs as well as more. I am proud to say that I attend WVU and I am in the Occupational Therapy Program. WVU emphasizes the importance of community service as well as academics, and because of that, I wish to start my career in the great city of Morgantown, WV where I will always be a Mountaineer!
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

I think this graduate program is preparing me to be successful in the workplace. I am so appreciative of all of the instructors and all that they do. WVU is one of the best schools in the nation and one of the leaders in nursing research. I cannot fully put in to words what WVU has given me and I am very much appreciative.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

The School of Music at West Virginia University has a healthy graduate student population. This gives students the opportunity to expand the basis of their future professional network while still in school. The faculty are incredibly talented and intelligent individuals who offer challenging and interesting courses. It is also clear that the faculty are invested in the student's success beyond WVU. While the location of the school is not ideal for students looking to find paying music gigs, the learning and networking opportunities are priceless.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2008

This program did a nice job of combining theory with practice. The amount of time spent working in an actual classroom is significantly longer than in other programs. This extensive real world experience better prepared me for life as a teacher.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

WVU's IMC online program allows me to interact and connect with people all over the country.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Dentistry
Graduation Year: 2017

I rated my program based on my opinions of the categories, so others may feel differently. I feel that some faculty/admins could have more open schedules for meeting with students and that scheduling of exams could be done a little better, which could benefit the course, student, and overall, the school's image since some of the most difficult exams are lumped back to back and that forces a time management dilemma. The biggest drawback is that there never seems to be enough time to do all the studying you are expected to have done with your time outside of class. None of us has a found an efficient time management system to be able to do it all due to the fact there isn't enough time in the day when you have school 8-5 M-F then have to find time for sleep and exercise, cooking, cleaning, etc. after you have spent most of what is left of your day studying. It is typical to have many nights of 2-3 hrs of sleep just trying to get all the studying in since we have at least 2 tests on a weekly/biweekly basis, with a high of 5 tests in one week - not midterm/finals week either. Most of the professors do well in presenting lectures and make appropriate use of technology and their tests correlate with what they teach for the most part. There is the occasional day where you can breathe or your brain has shut itself down, forcing you to relax. There are some things in the program that could be done more efficiently, but there will always be something you don't like.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The online program is very easily accessible for any student at home. While I may not be on campus I have been on campus when school was in session and it is a great and beautiful campus. The instructors are easy to talk to and the workload they give is manageable for a someone who is working full time. Many of the instructors are authors of books in their sub-specialties..
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I wanted a program that could balance my job as an educator and coach but also be practical in my everyday work with young athletes. The program at WVU is outstanding. The work load is demanding but manageable. I have truly enjoyed working with the educators and they are very dedicated to delivering the best product possible. The only issue I have encountered is the confusion online at times as it is sometimes difficult to connect with classmates or professors. I highly recommend the ACE Online program at WVU!
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