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West Virginia University
English Name: West Virginia University
Region: Northern America
Country: USA
Found Year: 1867
Address: 1500 University Avenue


As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, West Virginia University will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.



By 2020, West Virginia University will attain national research prominence, thereby enhancing educational achievement, global engagement, diversity, and the vitality and well-being of the people of West Virginia.


West Virginia University (WVU) was founded in 1867 as a result of the 1862 Land-Grant Act, otherwise known as the Morrill Act. As the state’s flagship, land-grant university, WVU’s mission reflects its dedication to serving the state and citizens of West Virginia through access to higher education, research and scholarship, and comprehensive health sciences. WVU and its divisional campuses enroll approximately 32,000 students, who represent all 55 counties of West Virginia, 50 states and the District of Columbia, and nearly 100 other countries. West Virginia University’s educational programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Many West Virginia University programs hold specialized accreditation.

WVU’s main campus in Morgantown, WV, provides high-quality programs of instruction through 15 colleges and schools and offers over 190 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional levels. WVU’s Morgantown facilities are built on more than 1,000 acres in Morgantown and include several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center has a campus in Morgantown, as well as campuses in Martinsburg and Charleston, WV.

WVU also has two divisional campuses. Potomac State College of West Virginia University, situated in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle in Keyser, offers associate and baccalaureate degree programs and serves both residential and commuting students. The West Virginia University Institute of Technology is located between Charleston and Beckley in Montgomery, WV, and serves the region and the state by offering baccalaureate degree programs. 

The WVU Extension Service has an office with a faculty presence in all of West Virginia’s 55 counties. WVU operates experimental farms and forests throughout the state, in addition to the state 4-H Camp and Lifelong Learning Center at Jackson’s Mill near Weston, WV.

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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