Glenville State College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: West Virginia


Glenville State College, often referred to as the Lighthouse on the Hill, is West Virginia's only centrally located public college.

Founded in 1872 to provide instruction and practice for common school teachers in the science of education, Glenville State College has surpassed its original mission, and currently prepares students for careers in teaching, business, land resources, music, the liberal arts, the sciences, criminal justice, and human services.

With an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students, the college has a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. The college's enrollment is made up of many first generation students with approximately 90% of the students coming from West Virginia counties.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1443
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Undergraduate Students: 1443
Faculty: 59

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 24:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 24:1

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Contact Information

200 High Street
Glenville West Virginia 26351


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Main Phone: 304-462-7361

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Admissions Contact:
Alex Amick
Counselor, Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Rebecca Radcliff
International Program Coordinator, Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Janet Bailey
Director, Athletics
304-462-7361 x6221

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
Students who transfer to Glenville State College from another college must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on all course work completed at Glenville State College as one of the criteria for graduation.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Glenville State does not publish a minimum grade requirement for transfer credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
At least 64 and no more than 72 hours of credit completed at West Virginia community and technical colleges or regional campuses are transferable to Glenville State. Exceptions to the 72 hour rule may only be made by the Provost & Senior Vice President.

Test Scores for Applying:
Official ACT/SAT scores are required if you have fewer than 28 hours of college coursework.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Glenville State does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
Glenville State does not publish a requirement for an essay or personal statement, nor do they ask for one on the application.

Application Fee:
There is a $20 nonrefundable application fee ($50 for international).

Other Requirements:
Immunization Records and proof of selective service registration must be submitted.

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