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West Virginia University

Woodburn Hall on WVU's downtown campus with groups of students walking in front of it.

West Virginia University has an enrollment of about 30,000 students and offers approximately 170 bachelors, masters, doctoral, and professional degree programs. Students come from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region as well as West Virginia, attracted in part by the area’s natural beauty and outdoor activities. About half of WVU students come from out of state, and there is a strong international student community as well.

The University is made up of three separate campuses: Downtown, Evansdale, and Health Sciences. Each campus is linked by the PRT (Personal Rapid Transit), an elevated monorail with cabs driven by an automated system, as well as a bus system (Mountain Line Transit Authority).

Morgantown is a community of 30,000 residents and is located in the beautiful mountain country of north central West Virginia. “Mo’town” is approximately 75 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and 220 miles from Washington, D.C. 

Farmers Market in Downtown Morgantown. Stalls and people visiting them.

One of the primary advantages of the Morgantown area is its proximity to many state and national parks in the Appalachian mountain rangeThe variety of outdoor activities includes everything from backpacking to whitewater rafting.  

There are numerous outdoor events scheduled throughout the year, including The Wine and Jazz Festival and the Arts on the River Festival.  West Virginians have a well-earned reputation for being “neighborly”, and we think you’ll find Morgantown to be warm and friendly, with a relaxing pace of life and a surprising amount of things to do!