West Virginia University

country rank  122
world rank  230

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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 (uniRank 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 uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 151 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. WVU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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University Admissions

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

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
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


  • 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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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018