Provided by West Virginia University
Founded in 1867, West Virginia University is the flagship land-grant, doctoral degree-granting research university in the state of West Virginia. As such, the institution occupies a unique position within the state.
West Virginia University's primary mission is to provide high-quality programs of instruction at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels; to stimulate and foster both basic and applied research and scholarship; to engage in and encourage other creative and artistic work; and to bring the resources of the University to all segments of society through continuing education, extension, and public service activities.
When you enroll at WVU, you will become a member of the vibrant local community. Morgantown has been ranked as the "#1 Small City in America," the "Best Small City in the East," and the "3rd-Best Small Town" in the nation.
The natural beauty of West Virginia is awe-inspiring, and opportunities for skiing, hiking, rock climbing, white-water rafting, and snowboarding are close by.