West Virginia University

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world rank  235

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University Overview

Founded in 1867, West Virginia University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Morgantown (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), West Virginia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Keyser, Montgomery, Charleston, Martinsburg. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, West Virginia University (WVU) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. West Virginia University (WVU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 153 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym WVU
Founded 1867
Motto To faith virtue and to virtue knowledge. (2 Peter 1:5)
Colours Old gold and blue

University Location

Address Stewart Hall, 1500 University Avenue
Morgantown (population range: 10,000-49,999)
26506-6201 West Virginia
United States
T +1 (304) 293 0111
F +1 (304) 293 3080
Other locations Keyser, Montgomery, Charleston, Martinsburg

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office PO Box 6009
Morgantown 26506-6009
+1 (304) 293 2121
800 344 9881

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to West Virginia University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism Mass Communications
  • American Chemical Society ACS
  • American Dietetics Association

Memberships and Affiliations

  • West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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