West Virginia University is among the top 100 public universities in the United States. In U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2016 undergraduate rankings, WVU was ranked 98. Founded in 1867, WVU has a long and rich history as a land-grant university. It currently has 14 colleges and schools offering 353 majors. It is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, rated “No. 1 Small City in America,” by BizJournals.com, and "The Ninth Best College Town in America," by Business Insider. The university is a member of the Big 12 Conference, and competes in 17 intercollegiate varsity sports.
Main CampusMorgantown, West Virginia, United States Campus Website20,000+ on Campus<100,000 residents in MorgantownLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
The West Virginia University System spans the state, including 518 buildings on 15,880 acres. WVU's main campus is placed along the banks of the Monongahela River, in Morgantown, the largest city in north-central West Virginia. It has 245 buildings (11 on the National Register of Historic Places) on 1,892 acres. WVU operates 10 experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp. Morgantown’s green surroundings lend it to be one of the best locations for outdoor activities, with attractions like the West Virginia Botanic Gardens and the BOPARC Municipal Park System. WVU's Morgantown campus is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.
With 467 student organizations, a state-of-the-art student recreation center, "WVUp All Night" weekend events, and nationally-know performers and speakers visiting campus on a regular basis, students have a wide range of activities to choose from. For more information, take a virtual tour of the campus.