About WVU and Morgantown



West Virginia University  Founded in Morgantown in 1867, WVU is a public land-grant university which is currently ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as having the highest level of research (R1) as defined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutes of Higher Education – one of only 115 among the nation’s 4000 plus higher education institutes.  It is the largest institution of higher education, research, and service in the state.  The main campus enrollment is approximately 30,000 students including 5000 graduate students.  WVU offers 196 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.

Morgantown, WV  Morgantown and its suburbs has a population of about 150,000.  The city has been ranked as the “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.comBusiness Insider named Morgantown the ninth best college town in America.  Other recent rankings include Kiplinger.com “10 Great Places to Live”; Sporting News – Best Sports Cities; Forbes – Fifth Best Small Metro; Inc. – Hottest Small City; Kiplinger – 50 Smartest Places to Live; Forbes – Second Best College Town for Jobs.  Morgantown is well connected by Interstate to Pittsburgh (70 miles), Washington DC (210 miles), Columbus, Ohio (205 miles), Philadelphia (307 miles), New York City (374 miles), and Chicago (529 miles).

Useful links:

Maps of the campus

Forbes The Best College in Every State

Morgantown in Motion – time lapse photography of Morgantown and WVU

A 360 degree gigapixel photo of Mountaineer Field on game day

Morgantown, West Virginia

Touch WVU

The Personal Rapid Transit system – driverless PRT connects WVU campuses

The Personal Rapid Transit system

NBC report – Morgantown an economic oasis counters national trends

The heartbeat of Morgantown

Mountaineer Field after beating Baylor 2012 – singing of Country Roads

WVU Band play Simple Gifts 2006 Sugar Bowl – all 3 daughters are 4 year members of The Pride of WV

Flash Mob in Woodburn Circle 2010