WVU is a family of distinctive campuses united by a single mission. From the groundbreaking research of our flagship in Morgantown to the liberal arts hub of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — we are leveraging our talents and resources to create a better future for West Virginia and the World.
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.
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.
Campus Locations and Facilities
The WVU System is a family of distinctive campuses united by a single mission. From the groundbreaking research of our flagship in Morgantown (ranked R1, the highest research category institution) to the student-centered focus of WVU Potomac State College in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Institute of Technology in Beckley — we are leveraging our talents and resources to create a better future for West Virginia and the world.
The WVU Institute of Technology in Beckley offers more than 40 majors, including one of the top 100 undergraduate engineering programs in the country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
WVU Potomac State College in Keyser has one of the lowest tuition rates of all the nation’s four-year institutions. Offering more than 50 majors, this campus combines the personal attention of a small college with the benefits of a major university.
The WVU System also includes divisions of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in Charleston and Martinsburg, as well as 10 experimental farms and four forests throughout the state and WVU Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres. The Morgantown campus has 245 buildings (11 on the National Register of Historic Places) on 1,892 acres.
The WVU Morgantown campus is located in a town named “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Morgantown, population 30,855, was also rated the ninth best college town in America by Business Insider and is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other rankings: Kiplinger.com included Morgantown in their 10 great places to live list; one of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City” by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.
Life at WVU
Your week has 168 hours. We make the hours that you’re not in class just as full of discovery, growth and fun.
Our residence halls and apartment complexes are much more than a place to sleep. You will study, relax, create and dream with like-minded friends.
A good meal is always nearby. Dining plans are accepted at 26 locations across campus, including four dining halls and retail options like Chick-fil-A, Sbarro and Saikou Sushi. Looking for low calorie or allergen-free options? We have those, too.
Transportation and Parking
Our electric people mover, the PRT, is the best ride in town. Where else can you glide above traffic in computer-driven cars while studying for your next class? Your student ID gives you free access to the PRT and Morgantown’s Mountain Line buses.
We support WVU's student-centered learning environment. From fun activities and service projects to resources that help you navigate college life, we’ve got you covered.
Pioneers have crossed continents in pursuit of humankind’s great discoveries. With our libraries, you’ll barely have to cross the street for yours.
Wherever you go, we'll keep you connected to the University resources and services you need.