West Liberty University

West Liberty University is a four-year comprehensive public University that provides students with contemporary curricula that encompass a variety of degree programs. As West Virginias oldest institution of higher learning, West Liberty is customer-driven and vision-oriented with a focus on student learning. With over thirty nationally accredited programs, we offer 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 atmosphere and an enjoyable place in which to work and learn. WLU enjoys productive partnerships with area businesses, public schools, higher education institutions, and government. The University is a vigorous competitor for top-quality students and for external financial support. WLU is known for being highly effective at meeting student needs.West Libertys Mission is to provide our students the opportunity for a high quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education.West Liberty is dedicated to placing the latest technology in the hands of our students. Educational innovation is the driving force behind West Libertys Student Laptop Program, and incoming students have the opportunity to benefit from this unique initiative. An exceptional laptop package offers the use of mobile computing, both inside and outside the classroom, provides licensed McAfee Anti-Virus software, Microsoft Office 2007, and students will receive priority assistance from the laptop support center.West Libertys new Media Arts Center is a truly state-of-the-art facility with television production technological capabilities that rival and often exceed those of professional studios throughout the region. The Media Arts Center provides hands-on opportunities for classroom experiences such as: radioproduction; digital audio creation and digital audio recording techniques; digital imaging; animation; web design; and many other opportunities including an 816 square-foot television control room that serves as a classroom for live television production. West Liberty is approved to offer its first-ever stand-alone graduate programs. The M.A. Ed. is a 36-hour program with a common core of coursework and different areas of emphasis. The mission of the Graduate Program is to inspire creative catalysts of change in all facets of Education including professional development, leadership, coaching, special education, technology, and teaching. For more information see: http://westliberty.edu/ma-education/The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree. A physician assistant (PA) is a state licensed healthcare professional who practices medicine with physician supervision. PAs are able to perform an extensive range of medical services from entry-level primary care to highly technical specialty procedures in nearly every medical and surgical healthcare setting. In some rural and underserved communities PAs may serve as the primary providers of healthcare.The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree is a twenty-four month program divided into didactic and clinical sections. For more information see: http://www.westliberty.edu/physician-assistant/

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School Details

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Public, Coed 1837 N/A Semester $10.4 million + 208 University Drive, West Liberty, WV 26074 (304) 336-5000
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48 100.0 West Virginia West Liberty

Info & Regulations

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Campus size (acres) 290
Students who have cars on campus 90%
Alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age No

Health & Safety

Basic student services offered

nonremedial tutoring
placement service
health service

Campus safety and security services offered

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols
Late night transport/escort service
24-hour emergency telephones
Lighted pathways/sidewalks
Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.)


Career services offered

on-campus job interviews
resume assistance
career/job search classes
alumni network
interest inventory
interview training

Computer Resources

Computers available for student use in

residence halls
computer center/labs

Library & Museum Information

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On-campus library Yes
Museums or special academic buildings on campus College Archives, Nelle Krise Rare Book Room, Elbin Library Archives, Henry Lash Sheet Music Collection

Learning Disabled (LD) Students

Services for LD students

Remedial math
Remedial English
Tape recorders
Untimed tests
Note-taking services
Oral tests
Learning center
Extended time for tests
Priority registration
Priority seating
Texts on tape

Physically Disabled Students

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Accessibility of campus to physically disabled students Mostly

Services for physically disabled students

Note-taking services
Tape recorders
Special housing
Adaptive equipment
Reader services
Braille services
Interpreters for hearing-impaired