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How Well Is West Liberty University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

West Liberty University was awarded 4 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts / sciences and humanities.

Overall Quality

West Liberty University landed the #1,216 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when West Liberty University held the #1,357 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 20 colleges in West Virginia, West Liberty University is ranked at #8.

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Is It Hard to Get Into West Liberty University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at West Liberty University is 72%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that West Liberty University is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to West Liberty University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 390 and 470. Math scores were between 410 and 480.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for West Liberty University  ( 390 to 470 )

SAT Math Scores for West Liberty University  ( 410 to 480 )
West Liberty University received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for West Liberty University  ( 17 to 23 )

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West Liberty University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at West Liberty University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at West Liberty University is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at West Liberty University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at West Liberty University is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 23% for first-time, full-time students at West Liberty University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at West Liberty University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,176 undergraduates at West Liberty University with 1,869 being full-time and 307 being part-time.

West Liberty University Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for West Liberty University is 29.92 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  29.92 out of 100
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How Much Does West Liberty University Cost?

The overall average net price of West Liberty University is $12,876. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for West Liberty University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,007 $11,798 $14,094 $15,620 $15,669

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of West Liberty University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At West Liberty University, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $10,568 a year. That adds up to $42,272 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at West Liberty University is 9.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do West Liberty University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from West Liberty University make about $36,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 9% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at West Liberty University make the most money.

Location of West Liberty University

West Liberty University is a public institution situated in West Liberty, West Virginia. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Location of West Liberty University

Contact details for West Liberty University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 208 University Drive, West Liberty, WV 26074
Phone: 304-336-5000

West Liberty University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 26 majors graduated from West Liberty University. Of these students, 460 received undergraduate degrees and 111 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 57 $29,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 55 $27,700
Liberal Arts General Studies 46 $33,200
Dental Support Services 39 NA
Nursing 35 NA
General Biology 34 NA
Health & Physical Education 26 $25,300
Communication Sciences 14 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 13 $33,400
General Psychology 12 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at West Liberty University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at West Liberty University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 727 students took at least one online class at West Liberty University. This is a decrease from the 730 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 727 133
2016-2017 730 113
2015-2016 804 85
2014-2015 696 49
2013-2014 801 51

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