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West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
Woodburn Hall is one of the oldest buildings at West Virginia University and has long been a symbol of the university. credit: Swimmerguy269
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Overview
Public
20,524 Undergraduates
76% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
West Virginia University
PO Box 6201
Morgantown, West Virginia
26506
(304) 293-0111
www.wvu.edu

West Virginia University, a public space-grant and land-grant university located in Morgantown, West Virginia, is one of the top 205 institutions of higher education in the United States. The West Virginia Legislature established the university through the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act in 1867. Originally called the Agricultural College of West Virginia, today, the school sits on more than 900 acres of land. Its motto is “To faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge.” Notable alumni include basketball player Jerry West, actor Don Knotts, basketball coach Bob Huggins, CEO of Cisco Systems John Chambers, CEO of XFL Oliver Luck, mathematician Katherine Johnson, basketball player Hot Rod Hundley and actor Chris Sarandon. The school’s colors are old gold and blue, its mascot is The Mountaineer and its teams are nicknamed the Mountaineers. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I – Big 12 and ACHA Division 1 (CHMA), and there are 17 different varsity teams. Varsity sports offered by West Virginia University include men’s baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving and wrestling, and women’s basketball, cross country, volleyball, soccer, rowing and gymnastics. Club sports offered include quidditch, ice hockey, powerlifting, racquetball, swing dance, figure skating and competitive cheer.

Location

Morgantown is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County, West Virginia, situated along the banks of the Monongahela River. It is known as the home of West Virginia University and the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit system. With a permanent population of 31,073 per the 2015 U.S. Census estimates, Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
54%

Men

46%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

807

New Transfer Students

Admissions
76%

Acceptance Rate

31%

Enrollment Yield

915-1130

SAT Range

21,558

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$10,814

Typical Cost

$23,616

Out-Of-State (published)

$8,376

In-State (published)

91%

Recieve Financial Aid

90%

Have Loans

$13,234

Median Debt

Academics
19.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

10

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

183

Doctorates Awareded

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Top Major

8

Faculty Awards

2

National Academy Members

67

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

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