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I am a sophomore premed Bio major fromQuite BrightBiology
I am a sophomore premed Bio major from WV, and I really do love WVU. I know that's a cliche since most West Virginians were taught to love the Mountaineers at birth, but it really is a pretty great place. The Bio department is particularly attentive to its students, and most professors are always trying to make themselves available to help you. The Physics department is pretty bad and the Chem department is okay (though the organic professors are great.) I'm uncertain about the other departments. WVU isn't a name brand university and often gets a bad rep for being a party school, so the university really goes above and beyond in trying to help their serious students succeed (i.e. The pre-health office, which only has one job: getting people in to dental, pharmacy, PT, PA, and med school.) There are a lot of research oppurtunities as well, though thankfully the lecturers are not researchers. :) Greek life is big, but it's not a big deal if you're not involved in it. You can party hard or be a serious ball-busting student at WVU.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, University Resource Use: C
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I went to West Virginia University for aBrightEnglish
I went to West Virginia University for a year and a half. Overall, the school and town is full of school spirit and an affinity for drinking, partying, and football. Many of the students appear to be happy and social and enjoy partying several days out of the week. However, I did not meet many people who were very academically driven. Some students seemed unaffected by their low GPAs, failing classes, or that they had to repeat those said failed classes. However, students were always enthused to go out and get wasted at whatever party or club up the street.

The academic advising at this school is an absolute joke. The academic advisors are very incompetent and do not provide any helpful advice or resources. You're essentially on your own with that. In addition, the financial aid office is also an absolute joke, with employees incompetent and unknowledgeable about specific questions about help with financial aid.

Greek life is huge at this university. Many students involved with greek life are obsessed with partying and looking good all of the time. This superficial attitude seeps into the entire student body, as I met many people who were only preoccupied with being seen with popular and attractive people, looking good, and going to the "hottest" parties.Overall, this was not the college for me. I am not someone who cares about partying all the time, drinking myself into a drunken stupor, or failing my classes. I am transferring to a university where the intellect of the students is much higher and people are preoccupied with non-superficial things.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: A, Extracurricular Activities: F
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I believe that some of the recent postsBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I believe that some of the recent posts about WVU on this site, are multiples by the same dissatisfied individuals. You can especially tell, as their comments have a very similar theme in each of them. Stop concentrating on the "party school" stuff whiners. All large universities are "party schools." NO BIG DEAL people. So stop using that as an excuse for being whiney little babies and not being able to MAKE IT at a big time school. Perhaps you guys would be better suited at a small REGIONAL college. Perhaps a U of Whatever at North Jersey branch school or the like? But don't knock the OPPORTUNITY with which you were GIFTED, to attend a state FLAGSHIP university. So, now that you've failed, you're trying to blame the school? Oh, you were fine to take advantage of the admissions policies at WVU, that allow an opportunity for WV students from poor areas (Southern WV - NOT where WVU is located, BTW), to get a college education. You weren't GREATFUL that WVU saved your SORRY A&&ES and gave you that opp. never deserved to go to a big school like WVU in the first place - and you were weeded out. You freakin' BLEW IT didn't you? So, your con is over you whiners. Go home and shut up. WVU is a great school with awesome facilities, a Big 12 (for God's sakes!) sports program and some of the highest starting salaries for GRADUATES than from any school in America. So please.....quit your whining. It's not only immature, it makes you look really weak. WEST VIRGINIA BY GOD! WORK HARD, PLAY HARD!!
1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Campus Maintenance: A+, Individual Value: B
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