West Virginia University

At West Virginia University, we are determined to go first. Since our founding in 1867 as one of the original land-grant public universities, we have put the needs of our state and students first. We are among the top 15 public universities in the number of students earning Rhodes Scholarships 25 and have produced 44 Goldwater Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 46 Fulbright Scholars, 28 Critical Language Scholars, 37 Gilman Scholars, 21 Boren Scholars, 5 Morris K. Udall Scholars and 2 George C. Marshall (British) Scholars. WVU is one of only about a dozen schools in the country that are land-grant, doctoral research universities with a comprehensive medical school. We offer 191 degree programs at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels through 15 academic schools and colleges, including five professional schools: dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Research focus areas where WVU excels include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, using shale gas responsibly, radio astronomy, and promoting stewardship of water resources. WVU partnered with the FBI to found one of the first accredited forensic science programs in the nation, and the FBI named us its national leader for biometrics research. With three crime scene houses and a forensic garage for vehicle processing, and an 18,000 square foot dedicated forensic lab, WVU has the largest crime scene training complex in the world. We also offer the countrys first and only graduate law degree program in forensic justice. The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute at WVU is the only research center in the world dedicated to the study of human memory. WVU established one of the first individualized science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) tutoring programs for student-veterans in the United States, hosts one of only three puppetry degree programs in the country and is one of only three institutions that offers a joint petroleum and natural gas engineering ABET-accredited major. When not in class or a lab, students participate in over 400 student organizations and provide more than 61,000 hours of service. Helped by our students outreach to their community, WVU earned the Carnegie Foundations Community Engagement Classification, joining only 6% of all universities. Morgantown has been ranked as the #1 dreamtown in the country, and in 2014 Best College Reviews ranked Morgantown as #20 on their 50 Best College Towns in America list. A Student Recreation Center includes athletic courts, pools, and a 50-foot indoor climbing wall, and it is possible to rock climb, hike, bike, and enjoy white-water nearby. A member of the Big 12 Conference, WVU competes in 17 intercollegiate sports; a new baseball facility will share space with a minor league team in a breathtaking location overlooking campus and Morgantown. New students learn about themselves, WVU and West Virginia through Adventure WV, an orientation program available for only $95 (free to those Pell-Grant eligible). WVU also operates the first university-owned zipline canopy tour. All of these unique qualities highlight how Mountaineers go above, go beyond, and when everyone else goes back Mountaineers go first.

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School Details

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Public, Coed 1867 N/A Semester $578.7 million + PO Box 6201, Morgantown, WV 26506 (304) 442-3146
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33 100.0 West Virginia Morgantown 326 314 66

Grade Rank

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Best Business Schools () Unranked
Best Education Schools () Unranked
Best Engineering Schools (Tie) 127 14 out of 100
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Best Law Schools (Tie) 106 36 out of 100
Best Medical Schools: Primary Care () 58 58 out of 100
Best Medical Schools: Research (Tie) 86 29 out of 100
Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice () Unranked
Best Nursing Schools: Master's () Unranked
Audiology () 53
Biological Sciences () 175
Chemistry () 114
Clinical Psychology () 57
Computer Science () 111
Earth Sciences () 107
Economics () 83
English () 99
Fine Arts () 98
History () 98
Math () 127
Occupational Therapy () 126
Pharmacy () 36
Physical Therapy () 79
Physics () 100
Political Science () 96
Psychology () 131
Public Affairs () 123
Rehabilitation Counseling () 37
Social Work () 75
Speech-Language Pathology () 92


Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration and Supervision
Educational Psychology
Elementary Teacher Education
Higher Education Administration
Secondary Teacher Education
Special Education
Student Counseling and Personnel Services


Biological / Agricultural Engineering
Computer Engineering
Environmental / Environmental Health Engineering
Petroleum Engineering


Clinical Training
Dispute Resolution
Environmental Law
Health Care Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Legal Writing
Tax Law
Trial Advocacy


Obstetrics and Gynecology


Clinical Nurse Leader
Nurse Practitioner: Adult / Gerontology, Acute Care
Nurse Practitioner: Adult / Gerontology, Primary Care
Nurse Practitioner: Family
Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric, Primary Care
Nurse Practitioner: Psychiatric / Mental Health, Across the Lifespan
Nursing Administration
Nursing Informatics

Social Sciences

Political Science


Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Social Work
Rehabilitation Counseling
Speech-Language Pathology
Clinical Psychology

Public Affairs

Public Affairs

The Sciences

Biological Sciences
Computer Science
Earth Sciences

Fine Arts

Fine Arts


The College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, finance, general management, and human resources management.
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Application deadline (U.S. residents) March 1
Application deadline (international students) March 1
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Applicants (part-time) N/A
Enrollment (full-time) N/A
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Required fees (part-time) N/A
Required fees (executive degree program) N/A
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Full-time graduates employed at graduation N/A
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The School of Medicine at West Virginia University has an application deadline of November 1. The application fee at West Virginia University is $100. Its tuition is full-time: $29,079 (in-state) and full-time: $58,698 (out-of-state). The faculty-student ratio at West Virginia University is 1.9:1. The School of Medicine has 1,004 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
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Applications accepted June 1 (Begins) November 1 (Ends)
Application fee $100
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No
Full-time faculty 811
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.9:1
Total medical school enrollment 427
Gender distribution
Required fees $1,944
Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2016 and 2017 classes)
obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine
orthopaedic surgery
family practice
internal medicine
surgery - general
internal medicine - pediatrics
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2019 Quick Stats 427
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enrolled 427
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(full-time, in-state) $29,079
(full-time, out-of-state) $58,698


The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University has an application deadline of May 1. The application fee is $60 for U.S. residents and $60 for international students. The 2017 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 1.8:1. The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University has 130 full-time faculty on staff.
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Application deadline (U.S. residents) May 1
Application fee (U.S. residents) $60
Application deadline (international students) May 1
Application fee (international students) $60
Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 130
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 1.8:1
Enrollment (full-time) 522
Gender distribution (full-time)
Tuition (master's, full-time)
Tuition (master's, part-time)
Tuition (doctoral, full-time)
Tuition (doctoral, part-time)
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enrolled (full-time) 522
enrolled (part-time) 131
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