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

Student Life List

Total Enrollment live On Campus Description
2,317 44% West Liberty University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,109, with a gender distribution of 37 percent male students and 63 percent female students. At this school, 44 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 56 percent of students live off campus. In sports, West Liberty University is part of the NCAA II.

Student Body

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Total enrollment 2,317
Total undergraduate enrollment 2,109
Total graduate enrollment 208
Enrolled students who are veterans or active service members 1.9%

Degree-seeking student gender distribution

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Degree-seeking women 61.6%


Students living on- and off-campus

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Students who live in college-owned, operated or affiliated housing 44%
Students who live off-campus 56%

Types of campus housing available

coed dorms


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Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

Clubs & Organizations

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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Air Force ROTC Not offered
Army ROTC Not offered
Navy ROTC Not offered