West Liberty University

208 University Drive, West liberty, WV 26074
Tel: (304)336-5000
Public | 2,254 students
Located in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, West Liberty University is a four-year traditional college offering a variety of programs. West Liberty is an excellent choice for a safe, challenging academic environment with attention to individual student needs.

School Overview:

West Liberty University
CountyOhio County, WV
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
164 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,254 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,867 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
387 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
2,170 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
84 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
TuitionFull Time In-State $
Tuition NotesSemester Charges
Percent Admitted70%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)400-490450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)400-490460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)360-450440-570
ACT English (25-75%)18-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2318-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2320-25

School Notes:

  • West Liberty State College, a forward-looking four-year public college, provides students with a variety of contemporary degree programs. WLU enjoys productive partnerships with area businesses, public schools, higher education institutions, and government. The College is a vigorous competitor for top quality students and external financial support. Known for being highly effective at meeting student needs, the University cooperates with the West Virginia University System providing well-prepared graduate students. A collaborative agreement includes preliminary graduate course work on the WLSC campus.
  • West Liberty's primary function is to offer appropriate undergraduate educational programs. The principal curriculums are teacher education, liberal arts, fine arts, sciences, business, professional, pre-professional, and technical programs. Besides offering the regular educational program, the college strives to assume leadership in promoting community development. T
  • WLU is customer-driven and vision-oriented. It offers students the opportunity to achieve their educational and personal goals through strong academic and social programs, cultural activities, professional services, and athletic events. Students are recognized and respected as individuals and enjoy a friendly and fun atmosphere in which to live and learn.
  • West Liberty is now proud to annouce they offer a Masters of Arts in Education Degree with three specializations. * MULTI-CATEGORICAL SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM EMPHASIS(MC SPED) Permits teachers, with an existing certification and sufficient content in English, reading, mathematics, science, or social studies, to acquire an additional endorsement. Candidates must fulfill all requirements set by the WVDE to be recommended for licensure. * ADVANCED TEACHING PROGRAM EMPHASIS (ADV TEACH) Is designed to help the candidate examine and enhance professional practice, set personal and professional goals, and prepare to undertake the National Board Certification process. * TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION PROGRAM EMPHASIS (TECH) Prepares teachers to assume the role of a techology integration specialist at the building, district, or area level. School-based assignments and experiences are an integral part of this area of emphasis.
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