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.com. Business 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).
Morgantown in Motion – time lapse photography of Morgantown and WVU
The Personal Rapid Transit system – driverless PRT connects WVU campuses
NBC report – Morgantown an economic oasis counters national trends
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