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West Virginia University - General

Founded in 1867, West Virginia University is the flagship land-grant, doctoral degree-granting research university in the state of West Virginia. As such, the institution occupies a unique position within the state.

West Virginia University’s primary mission is to provide high-quality programs of instruction at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels; to stimulate and foster both basic and applied research and scholarship; to engage in and encourage other creative and artistic work; and to bring the resources of the University to all segments of society through continuing education, extension, and public service activities.


Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

The Davis College houses 5 divisions: Animal and Nutritional Sciences, Design and Merchandising, Plant and Soil Sciences, Forestry, and Resource Management, with varied programs of study and multiple degree options.  It is the University’s oldest Academic Unit and uses 3,425 acres of farmland and 8,134 acres of forest for teaching and research.

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

The Eberly College is the largest and most diverse of WVU’s schools and colleges. Every student at WVU will take at least one course in the Eberly College before they graduate.  The college consists of 16 buildings primarily located on the downtown campus.

College of Business and Economics

Based on input from the business community, the College of B&E’s curriculum builds a solid foundation in core business principles and the crucial skills needed to compete in the current job market. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College among the top quartile of AACSB-accredited undergraduate programs in the country.

College of Creative Arts

With more than 100 faculty and staff and nearly 800 students, the College of Creative Arts combines performance and education that address both traditional and innovative approaches to art, design, music, theatre, and dance.  The college has become a national and international resource noted for the exchange, creative collaboration, research, publication, and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

School of Dentistry

With a long tradition of tending to West Virginia's oral health needs, the WVU School of Dentistry has served the Mountain State with highly trained dental practitioners since 1957. The school offers advanced training programs in orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontics and endodontics, as well as a bachelor's and master's program in dental hygiene. The School also maintains a one year general practice residency program.

Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Located on the Evansdale Campus, the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is dedicated to the development of engineering practice, science and research. The College offers degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels with all undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET. The College encompasses three primary buildings that provide students a great learning experience in the classroom, laboratory, and research.

College of Education and Human Services

The College of Education and Human Services was established in 1927 as a separate college within WVU. In 1965, the College expanded to include programs that prepare related professionals in non-school positions. The current mission of the College acknowledges the diverse nature of its programs while continuing to adhere to its historic tradition of preparing educational professionals.

Extension Service and WV 4-H

Through its Extension Service, WVU provides a "mini campus" in each of the state's 55 counties. The work at these locations addresses a wide variety of community issues via a nontraditional mix of learners, faculty, staff and volunteers. Part of an educational network of 105 land-grant universities, WVU-ES takes the helping hand of WVU directly to thousands of West Virginians in communities scattered across the state. Extension's central administrative office is on WVU's downtown campus in Morgantown.

WVU Institute of Technology

Infinite possibilities: WVU Institute of Technology’s new tagline is apt. Tech, as it’s affectionately known by generations of alumni, fills a particular niche in West Virginia’s higher education landscape. WVU Tech distinguishes itself by its focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degree programs, along with business, the humanities, and social sciences. Its small classes and personal attention provide a place where students can flourish.

WVU Libraries

The WVU Libraries include the Downtown Campus Library, the Evansdale Library, the West Virginia and Regional History Collection, and the Health Sciences Library. The Law Library is separately administered, although it participates in several library services offered to all WVU students and faculty. An off-site Library Depository with environmentally controlled storage for less-used materials is located in the WVU Research Park.

Reed College of Media

Founded in 1939, the Reed College of Media has one of the oldest and finest journalism programs in the nation. The College is deeply rooted in tradition, but innovative, student-centered curriculum and state-of-the-art equipment prepare students to be 21st century communicators.

School of Medicine

The WVU School of Medicine serves more than 2,500 students with a variety of educational programs including medicine, physical and occupational therapy, medical technology, physical therapy, exercise physiology, continuing medical education, and others. Faculty members provide advanced clinical care to more than 100,000 West Virginians throughout the state. The institution is making major investments in new state-of-the-art facilities and improvements in education, research, and clinical care.

School of Nursing

Programs are offered on six campuses to West Virginia residents, as well as students from other states. These programs include multiple options at the BSN and MSN levels and the state's only Doctor of Science in Nursing (DSN) program, which prepares nurse scholars/educators for roles in teaching, research and service. Faculty members have special expertise in rural health and distance education and conduct research on topics ranging from risky behaviors to patient care outcomes. A unique partnership exists between the School of Nursing and West Virginia University Hospitals, which enables nursing faculty to work in tandem with nurse clinicians.

School of Pharmacy

The WVU School of Pharmacy curriculum provides students with in-depth knowledge of disease states and drug applications for the treatment, monitoring and prevention of disease. Students also develop communication and computer skills and are prepared to be life-long learners. During the last year of study, students complete an experimental program working in a variety of pharmacy settings under the direct supervision of a licensed and practicing pharmacist. Faculty members collaborate with students and other researchers to discover new drugs, treatments, preventative methods and economical ways to deliver drug therapy, all in hopes of improving the overall health of patients.

College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences is comprised of two academic departments: The Department of Coaching and Teaching Studies and the Department of Sport Studies. The college offers degrees in Athletic Training, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Sport Management.  Both faculty and academic programs of the College have achieved state, district and national recognition.

Potomac State College of WVU

As a two-year residential division of WVU, Potomac State College offers the prestige of a major school with the friendliness of a small campus. PSC has a curriculum designed at a well-respected research university delivered in a smaller classroom setting. Eighty-two percent of classes have fewer than 30 students, while 50% of classes have fewer than 20 students.