Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1062
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $6,972
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,169
  • University Selectivity
    68%
  • University Yield
    28%
  • Job Offers
    65%
  • Average Salary
    $45,997
  • Top Industry
    Other
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1951
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
P.O. Box 6025
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6025, United States
Website

College of Business & Economics

The WVU College of Commerce was born by order of the state higher education board on Nov. 10, 1951 and has been known as the College of Business and Economics since 1971. The College offers six bachelor's, six master's, and three doctoral degrees. The College has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,000, a graduate enrollment of over 300, and more than 20,000 alumni worldwide. Business programs at the WVU College of Business & Economics are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The College of Business and Economics provides its constituencies with the skills, tools and values required to win in the global marketplace through teaching, research and service.

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The diverse selection of courses that are offered within the college give students an excellent, well balanced approach to understanding what it is like in a high pressure business environment. There are multiple opportunities to challenge yourself in and out of the classroom with extracurricular business related competitions, and I have personally found that each and every faculty member has a desire to help you find what you are passionate about as a student.

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About West Virginia University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
68% West Virginia University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Recommendations
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 910
  • Min. ACT 19
  • Min. GPA 2.50
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 910
  • Min. ACT 19
  • Min. GPA 2.50
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
21329% 21,329
68% 68
28% 28
68% School Selectivity
28% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT
  • SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

International students must possess a weighted or non-weighted high school GPA of 3.0 (or the equivalent of B average) to be eligible for admission to the College as a first-time freshman. Also, students graduating from a non-English speaking high school must possess a TOEFL score of 31 (internet based), 173 (computer based), 500 (paper based) or an IELTS score of 6.0.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
1779% 1,779
74% 74
31% 31
74% Program Selectivity
31% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.5
  • Other transfer requirements 28 or fewer earned hours - 2.5 minimum college GPA. 29 - 58 earned hours - 2.5 minimum college GPA and completion of college algebra or a higher level of college math with a minimum grade of C. 59 or more earned hours - 2.5 minimum college GPA and no more than one regular term away from completing pprerequisite course work for matriculation to a major.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 83
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

None.

Careers

Other 13%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 8%
  • Manufacturing 5%
  • Consulting 4%
Ernst & Young 5
Top Employer
  • KPMG 4
  • Arnett Foster Toothman 3
  • PepsiCo Beverage 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
65% College of Business & Economics 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
59% 59
62% 61.74527272727272
59% Receive Offers
36% 36
59% 59.252482758620694
36% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
6% 6
16% 15.83261363636364
6% Receive Offers
5% 5
17% 16.796475409836066
5% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0% 0
9% 9.05625
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
9% 9.484761904761905
0% Accept Offers
74% Graduates seeking full-time employment
26% Graduates not seeking employment
77% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
10% 10
$59,250.00
55K 68K
Finance/Accounting
42% 42
$48,230.00
25K 60K
General Management
11% 11
$44,888.00
38K 60K
Human Resources
5% 5
$39,875.00
32K 48K
Management Information Systems
3% 3
$55,000.00 Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
20% 20
$39,475.00
21K 50K
Operations/Production
4% 4
$33,779.00
17K 51K
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
5% 5
$32,900.00
21K 45K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
35% 35
$51,231.00
25K 60K
Consumer Products/Retail
13% 13
$41,725.00
21K 50K
Consulting
4% 4
$61,500.00
55K 68K
Financial Services
8% 8
$44,750.00
33K 60K
Government/Education
1% 1
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
5% 5
$37,960.00
38K 39K
Manufacturing
5% 5
$36,000.00 Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
Data not provided
Non-Profit
1% 1
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
Data not provided
Real Estate
1% 1
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
1% 1
Data not provided
Technology/Science
7% 7
$48,750.00
40K 55K
Transportation
3% 3
$35,000.00 Data not provided
Utilities
1% 1
Data not provided
Other
13% 13
$41,666.00
17K 60K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
10% 10
$42,110.00
36K 57K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
79% 79
$46,142.00
17K 68K
U.S. South
3% 3
$54,000.00
48K 60K
U.S. Southwest
3% 3
$45,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
4% 4
$44,480.00
38K 55K
U.S. West
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals 17
  • Ernst & Young 8
  • PWC 7
  • KPMG 6
  • Disney World Services 5
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 15
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 79
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 136
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 531
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
job/internship search assistance, career planning advice, resume/letter preparation and review, interview preparation, workshops and seminars, career fairs, professional development course

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$17,892
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $6,972
  • Fees $972
  • Expenses $9,948
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$31,034
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $20,114
  • Fees $972
  • Expenses $9,948
4% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 1% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 28%
  • Merit 100%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://financialaid.wvu.edu/
Scholarships
$170,000
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$212,000
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business & Economics
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
95% 87
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
60% 35
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
0 College of Business & Economics 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
More Information
Business Program Classes
17% Less than 20 Students 15% More than 50 Students
68% 21 to 50 students
35 Average number of students in non-business required electives
36 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Economics of Professional Sport
  • Project Management
  • Fixed Income Investing
  • Social Media and Marketing
  • CPA Exam Preparation
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2012
Degrees Offered
  • BS in Business Administration
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
126% 126
64% 64
Prominent Faculty
  • Harry Turtle

    Finance

  • Richard Riley

    Accounting

  • Paula Fitzgerald

    Marketing

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Students eligible for federal financial aid may seek hourly student worker positions with the College and University.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Direct Exchange (University wide); International Student Exchange Program (University wide); affiliate programs (College specific); faculty led programs (College specific).

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Student organizations require community service hours as a requirement for continued membership; a specific course entitled Corporate Social Responsibility (affiliated with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation); student ambassador program for upperclassmen to greet advisory and visiting boards, host prospective students, and assist with undergraduate recruiting events.

Students

20% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1070 75th Percentile Score on SAT 25 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
87% 87
Multiethnic
4% 4
Asian American
3% 3
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
4%
19%
2%
2%
72%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
95% 95
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
5% 5
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
77% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
32% 32
56% 56

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 21,032
Alumni Donations
$1,360 Average Gift $125,679 Largest Gift

Mr. D. Stephen Walker

Most Prominent Alumni
  • John Chambers

    Chairman of the Board and CEO, Cisco Systems

  • Earl G. "Ken" Kendrick

    Owner, Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Robert Reynolds

    President and CEO, Putnam Investments