More about Glenville State College

Glenville State College (GSC) is a four-year college located in Glenville, in West Virginia. Founded in 1872, Glenville State College has gained wide recognition for its teaching excellence ever since. The campus became known as "the Lighthouse on the Hill" for the quality of its teaching. 

The college is only able to award bachelor’s degrees, and some of its most popular subjects include: english, health and human performance, marketing, music, pre-nursing, chemistry, and criminal justice. 

Since 1991, the Glenville State College Alumni Centre – named the John E. Arbuckle House – is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The athletic teams at the university – known as Pioneers and Lady Pioneers – compete in the Mountain East Conference. Sports teams include: football, basketball, track and field, softball, golf, baseball, acrobatics and volleyball. 

There are a plethora of clubs and organisations run by the university, which include: Future Business Leaders of America- PBL, American Choral Directors Association, American Chemical Society, GSC Yoga Club, Pioneer Shooting Club, and Science Fiction and Fantasy Guild.

Pioneer Media is a student organisation which consists of a university newspaper, radio station, or television station. The school newspaper – The Mercury – became digitised in 2012 due to rising costs of printing. The radio station was also brought online in 2012 and is available via the internet. 

Notable alumni include Channing Tatum, an American actor and dancer, Robert Sowards, an American professional golfer, and Gray Barker, an American writer best known for his books about UFOs and other paranormal phenomena.

Key statistics

  • $15,120
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
  • $9,492
    On-campus Room and Board
  • $30,300
    Salary after 10 years
Collected during US Rankings on 10th Oct 2016

Where we are


200 High Street
Glenville, WV 26351
United States