The College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University

Engineering School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Marilyn Potts
Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application fee (U.S. residents) $50
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee (international students) $50

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 1,092
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 535
Overall acceptance rate 49.0% – Medium

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.40
Average GRE 440 verbal
709 quantitative
0.00 analytical writing

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.60
Average GRE 409 verbal
746 quantitative
0.00 analytical writing
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
79 internet-based test

Department Contacts

Aerospace engineering http:/​/​www.​cemr.​wvu.​edu/​
(304) 293-3177
[email protected]
Biological/Agricultural engineering N/A
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering N/A
Chemical engineering http:/​/​www.​cemr.​wvu.​edu/​
(304) 293-9342
[email protected]
Civil engineering http:/​/​www.​cemr.​wvu.​edu/​
(304) 293-9920
[email protected]
Computer engineering http:/​/​www.​cemr.​wvu.​edu/​
(304) 293-9680
[email protected]
Computer science http:/​/​www.​cemr.​wvu.​edu/​
(304) 293-9680
[email protected]
Electrical engineering http:/​/​www.​cemr.​wvu.​edu/​
(304) 293-9680
[email protected]
Engineering management N/A
Engineering science and engineering physics N/A
Environmental engineering N/A
Industrial engineering http:/​/​www.​cemr.​wvu.​edu/​
(304) 293-9471
[email protected]
Materials engineering N/A
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​www.​cemr.​wvu.​edu/​
(304) 293-3177
[email protected]
Mining http:/​/​www.​cemr.​wvu.​edu/​
(304) 293-3886
[email protected]
Nuclear engineering N/A
Petroleum engineering http:/​/​www.​cemr.​wvu.​edu/​
(304) 293-3955
[email protected]
Other engineering programs http:/​/​www.​cemr.​wvu.​edu/​
(304) 293-4334
[email protected]

Engineering School Academics

Enrollment

Total graduate engineering enrollment 689
Master’s (full-time) 315
Master’s (part-time) 126
Ph.D. (full-time) 200
Ph.D. (part-time) 48

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 234
Total master’s graduates 198
International master’s graduates 48.0%
Minority master’s graduates 6.1%
Female master’s graduates 23.7%
Total Ph.D. graduates 36
International Ph.D. graduates 61.1%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 5.6%
Female Ph.D. graduates 11.1%

Programs

100.0 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Aerospace 9 4.8%
Chemical 14 4.5%
Civil 15 11.5%
Computer engineering 6 1.5%
Computer science 14 11.8%
Electrical 15 14.7%
Industrial / Manufacturing 17 4.9%
Mechanical 20 19.7%
Mining 7 3.2%
Petroleum 5 5.5%
Other 5 18%

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 119
Part-time faculty 3
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 1

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $29,188,426
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 117

Engineering School Ranking

#102 Best Engineering Schools

(7) Ranking by Specialties

#39 in Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
#81 in Chemical
#86 in Civil
#91 in Computer Engineering
#112 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications
#56 in Industrial / Manufacturing
#101 in Mechanical

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 23
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.4
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Overall acceptance rate 49.0% – Medium
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) 721
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 1.7:1 – Medium
Ph.D.s granted 36
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $29,188,426
Research expenditures per faculty member $241,226
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 0.8%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 689

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 689

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 515
Minority students 4.5%
International students 57.5%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 174
Minority students 5.7%
International students 31.0%

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Kaye Widney
Financial aid phone (304) 293-5242

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $7,432 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $20,052 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $416 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $1,118 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $0 per year
Room and board $7,812
Books and supplies $994
Miscellaneous expenses $2,458

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 7
Teaching assistants 88
Research assistants 300
Other appointments 9

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