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West Virginia University
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.
COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
We’re dedicated to the conservation and efficient use of nature — powering and protecting our world at the same time. We’re dedicated to the conservation and efficient use of nature — powering and protecting our world at the same time.
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
This is where big ideas are born and critical thinking happens in eight different languages. We’re solving equations and solving crime. We’re penning the next great American novel while researching the next scientific breakthrough.
Chambers College of Business and Economics
Whether we’re anticipating global shifts or local trends, pushing products or launching businesses, the bottom line is always top of mind. We’re driving the economy through creative solutions and boldly building the future of business.
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
By developing more efficient systems and technology, we’re launching a cleaner, smarter kind of industrial revolution. We look at the big picture and consider every tiny detail, all to make new connections in science and apply them to human life.
WVU College of Law
This is where justice and ethics guide every argument, and real courtroom experience gets us practice-ready. We’re building on the foundation of a traditional law program and innovating new ways to address tomorrow’s local and global challenges.
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Where science meets application, we’re creating a stronger, healthier world. By researching the discipline behind physical activity and sport, driving healthy sports participation and developing new ways to keep people active, we’re changing lives.
School of Dentistry
From the classroom to the clinic, WVU dental and dental hygiene students work in small groups and get extensive hands-on experience in patient care. Graduates can go directly into practice or begin exciting careers in oral health research.
School of Medicine
We exist at the forefront of modern medicine — advancing the scientific study of
human life and bringing critical care to all who suffer. In our biggest cities,
smallest towns and rural areas, we are the face of medicine.
The Honors College helps students cultivate a curiosity about the world around them;
develop persistence and resilience in solving the academic and social problems
they encounter and research; and pursue an adventurous spirit that embraces intellectual
risks for the sake of personal, academic, and community growth.