Committed to engaging in research at the highest level.
Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.
R1: Doctoral Universities–Highest research activity as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Faculty conducted $185M in sponsored contracts and research grants in 2017.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Many WVU programs hold specialized accreditation.
The Higher Education Policy Commission in West Virginia is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state’s four-year colleges and universities.
Our faculty, staff and students are actively engaged in improving treatments and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s, in addressing the nationwide opioid epidemic, in exploring our universe and in situating Appalachian arts and culture in the larger context of our nation’s history. Their work in all fields, from medicine to chemistry and psychology to philosophy, is positively impacting the lives of the people of our community, our state and our world.
— Provost Joyce McConnell
BizJournals.com rated Morgantown, WV “No. 1 Small City in America" and Business Insider named Morgantown the ninth best college town in America.
We are within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH, to the northwest. WVU also has divisional campuses in WV: Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery.
Academics, organizations, and opportunities.
Choose from 480+ student organizations, or participate in an active intramural program or a variety of club sports.
During the 2017-18 academic year, 875 students traveled to another country for education abroad.
In 2016-17, the WVU System granted $320 million in total aid, while WVU Morgantown disbursed $87 million in scholarships.
The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty. WVU earned the Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification – joining only 6% of all universities. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement.
WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships.