Recent Accomplishments

  • As of August 1, 2,437 students have registered for the fall semester, representing a 2.4% increase over the same date last year. This will represent the 6th consecutive year of increases in total student enrollment.
  • As of August 1, 563 first-time freshmen have registered for the fall semester, representing a 6.0% increase over the same date last year.
  • As of August 1, 60 international students will be enrolling for the fall semester, representing a 100% increase over the same date last year.
  • As of August 1, residence hall applications totaled 1,257 for the fall semester, representing a 2.6% increase over the same date last year.
  • As of June 30, the West Liberty University Foundation, through the Office of Development, had received a total of $1,963,232 in contributions during the past twelve-month period; excluding estate gifts, this represents a 105% increase over the same period last year.
  • A commitment to giving by all members of the WLU Foundation Board of Directors is an annual goal. During the past year, 27 of the 31 Foundation Board members made gifts totaling $670,774, with 24 of those Board members qualifying for membership in the President’s Circle.
  • As of June 30, the West Liberty University President’s Circle had 179 members who contributed a total of $1,838,778, representing a 13% increase in membership and a 134% increase in contributions over the same period last year.
  • Preseason rankings for WVIAC Football listed West Liberty as Number 2 and as one of only two schools to receive first-place votes.
  • 102 Football players have reported to camp—one of the larger football rosters at West Liberty.
  • Volleyball, Cross-Country, and Women’s Tennis earned their highest preseason rankings in recent years.
  • Three recently graduated WLU student-athletes have signed to play professionally: Ryan Travis with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks; Barry Shetzer in a professional league in Portugal, and John Wolosinczuk in a professional league in Germany.