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Glenville State College

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About Glenville State College

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 1,800 students, the college boasts an average class size of 15. The College's enrollment is made up of students from 24 states and 3 countries, and proudly includes many first generation and minority students.

Campus information

Glenville is a town in and the county seat of Gilmer County, West Virginia, United States, along the Little Kanawha River. The population was 1,537 at the 2010 census. It is the home of Glenville State College.



Goodwin Hall
Goodwin Hall is a state-of-the-art co-educational residence hall and is Glenville State College's newest residence facility. The 'L' shaped building is comprised of six stories with each floor having its own study lounge, laundry facility, kitchen area, and designated trash rooms. The rooms in Goodwin Hall are set up suite style and every two adjacent rooms share a semi-private bathroom. The entire South Corridor and the majority of the West Corridor are private rooms, meaning each resident has their own room and shares a bathroom with one other student. Each private room is furnished with a mini refrigerator, microwave, extra-long twin bed, desk, chair, chest of drawers, and a wardrobe. A small portion of the West Corridor and the entire East Corridor is made up of double rooms, meaning they are larger and house two students. Each double room shares a semi-private bathroom with an adjacent double room. Double rooms are equipped with a sink in the bedroom to help reduce congestion in the bathroom. The double rooms are furnished with a mini refrigerator, a microwave, two extra-long twin beds, two desks, two chairs, two chests of drawers, and two wardrobes. Rooms all have hookups for internet, cable television, and VoIP telephones. Goodwin Hall, like the rest of GSC’s campus, is Wi-Fi accessible.

Goodwin Hall is equipped with a security system that includes high definition cameras and a swipe card system. Each resident is given a swipe card which gives them access to the main entrance of Goodwin Hall, the elevators, the entrance to the corridor in which they reside, and their room. Access to the residential areas of Goodwin Hall without a swipe card is not permitted unless you are registered at the Goodwin Hall office and accompanied by a resident.

The main lounge area of Goodwin Hall is located just inside the main entrance of the building and is furnished with couches, chairs, tables, and two high definition televisions for students to enjoy.

The residence hall office is always staffed by a trained student worker or a security guard to answer questions and maintain watch over the security system and cameras located throughout the building.

The building is named in honor of Margaret Miller Goodwin, GSC class of '51, who made a significant gift to Glenville State College.


Pioneer Village
Pioneer Village is located on Mineral Road across from the Waco Center and features 10 town house-style buildings. Each building of the residential facility for upperclassmen contains four fully furnished apartments that each house four single-occupancy bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a shared living room/kitchen area.

A lounge area is located in the bottom of house eight which includes a television, DVD player, billiards table, ping-pong table, couches, tables, and chairs. Residents also enjoy free laundry facilities.

Each bedroom is equipped with a bed (extra-long twin), a desk, chair, dresser, and a closet. Rooms all have hookups for internet, cable television, and VoIP telephones. Pioneer Village, like the rest of GSC’s campus, is Wi-Fi accessible. Bedrooms are in groups of four and are indicated by letters. Each apartment is labeled by the letters assigned to the bedrooms within the apartment. The bottom left apartments are A, B, C, D; bottom right are E, F, G, H; top left are I, J, K, L; and top right are M, N, O, P. Room assignments are indicated by building number and bedroom letter (for example, 2M would be building two, room M).

Each bathroom includes a stand-up shower, a sink with storage compartment, a vanity mirror with storage shelves, and a toilet


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 4 Education and Teaching 1 Law 1


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