West Virginia State University Department of Agriculture

Institute, WV

Founded in 1891

Motto: "Veritas Lux Mundi" (Truth is the Light of the World)






Acceptance Rate

$7,165 / $15,572

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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As a Land-Grant Institution, we are committed to conducting research for the betterment of West Virginia. With our Agricultural & Environmental Research Station (AERS), part of the Gus R. Douglass Land-Grant Institute, we maintain a competitive portfolio of research programs driven by national and state agendas. We are committed to developing knowledge and engaging in technology transfer and economic development activities beneficial to West Virginia and all our constituents.

From on-campus research labs, field plots and greenhouses to lab space at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston, AERS is an ever-increasing presence in agricultural and environmental research in the Mountain State. Explore our portfolio, which focuses on Aquaculture, Environmental Microbiology & Biotechnology, Horticultural Crops & Production Systems, Urban Forestry & Natural Resource Management, and Vegetable Genomics & Plant Breeding.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Aquaculture
  • Bioenergy and Environmental Biotechnology
  • Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Horticulutral Crops and Production Systems
  • Urban Forestry and Natural Resource Management
  • Vegetable Genomics and Plant Breeding
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Total Enrollment: 3,392

Male Female Student Ratio: 34%/66%

Acceptance Rate: 98%


Application Fee: $20

Application Deadline: August 17

Target GPA: 2.1

Target SAT Score: 1050

Target ACT Score: 22


In-State: $7,165

Out-of-State: $15,572

Student Fees: $500

Room and Board: $11,326

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Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Faculty/Student Ratio: 20/1