West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture

Morgantown, WV

Founded in 1867

Motto: "Collegium (Universitas) Occidentalis Virginia"






Acceptance Rate

$8,976 / $25,320

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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At the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, we pride ourselves on our small-school environment and high-quality education-while offering all the resources of a large university. Classroom learning is brought to life through our farms, greenhouse, forests, labs and studios.

We’re more than a college — we’re a community. At the Davis College, we’ll know your name (and your major and probably your hometown, too). You’ll get a personalized education with the quality and opportunities of a top research university.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Agroecology
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Environmental Soil Science
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
  • Forest Resource Management
  • Horticulture
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Energy Land Management
  • Environmental and Energy Resources Management
  • Wood Science and Technology
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Total Enrollment: 22,504

Agricultural Students: 2,000

Male Female Student Ratio: 54%/46%

Acceptance Rate: 72%


Application Fee: $50

Application Deadline: September 15

Target GPA: 2.1

Target SAT Score: 1133

Target ACT Score: 24


In-State: $8,976

Out-of-State: $25,320

Room and Board: $10,284

More Info

Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Average Salary of Ag-School Graduates: 35,000-$70,000

Faculty/Student Ratio: 20:1

Research Farms and Forests

WVU has 13 farms and forests located throughout the state of West Virginia that are used for teaching, research and outreach. Located in Morgantown is the Animal Science Farm which encompasses 408 acres including the original 1895 dairy farm. During a typical year, the farm houses: 140 dairy animals, 60 beef cattle, 170 sheep, 800 chickens, 50 turkeys and 100 ruffed grouse. Students love the hands- on learning opportunities that this farm provides. Also popular with undergraduate students in the J.W. Ruby Farm located about 30 minutes from the WVU campus. This is home to our equine program offering emphasis areas in equine science and management as well as equine assisted therapy. Newly renovated in 2017, the farm has a 44 stall training barn, indoor and outdoor arenas and an educational center with classrooms, labs, and living space for student interns.