West Virginia University
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1867
Address: 1500 University Avenue
Introduction

MISSION As a land-grant institution, the faculty, staff and students at West Virginia University commit to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state and global engagement. VISION As one West Virginia University, we are purposeful in our studies and our work so that we can partner with our communities – both near and far – to bring needed and valued solutions to real-life problems within the pillars of education, healthcare and prosperity. 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 more than 31,000 students, who represent all 55 counties of West Virginia, 50 states and the District of Columbia, more than 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 14 colleges and schools and offers over 200 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional levels. WVU’s Morgantown facilities are built on more than 1,800 acres in Morgantown and include 11 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 in Beckley, 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.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
401-500
Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. ARWU presents the world's top 1000 research universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
401-500
2018
401-500
2019
401-500
2020
401-500
2021
401-500
2022
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Communication
101-150
Education
151-200
Public Administration
151-200
Physics
201-300
Dentistry & Oral Sciences
201-300
Medical Technology
201-300
Law
201-300
Political Sciences
201-300
Key Statistics
25073
Total Enrollment
1812(7.2%)
International Students
20085
Undergraduate Enrollment
1114(5.5%)
International Students
4988
Graduate Enrollment
698(14.0%)
International Students