West Liberty University is a forward-looking, four-year public university steeped in a rich heritage as West Virginia’s oldest institution of higher education offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses to students from all around the world. 

Established in 1837, West Liberty University offers a caring, quality and affordable college experience. With more than 70 undergraduate majors, plus a growing number of graduate programs, both online and on campus, students enjoy both strong academics and a personal approach to education. Known for its safe, friendly campus community, WLU is located just minutes from Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Basic details

  • Region: South
  • Location: West Liberty, West Virginia
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Public, Liberal arts

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 85%
  • Average ACT: n/a
  • Average SAT: n/a
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Design, Drama/Theatre Arts, Education, English, Geography, History, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Languages, Liberal Arts, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Music, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Zoology
  • Full list of majors availablehttps://westliberty.edu/academics/programs-of-study/


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $26,706


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division II
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Men's Wrestling