About West Virginia University
West Virginia University (WVU) is a public research university in Morgantown, West Virginia. It has 14 colleges and schools offering 184 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in the fields of arts and sciences; creative arts; business and economics; human resources and education; law; engineering and mineral resources; agriculture, natural resources and design; dentistry; journalism; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; public health.
Enrollment for the fall 2011 semester was 29,616 for the main campus, while enrollment across all campuses totaled 32,731. There are 1600 international students attending West Virginia University from over 100 countries.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Many WVU programs hold specialized accreditation.
WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships—24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 35 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, two Morris K. Udall Scholars, five USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), eight Boren Scholars, five Gilman Scholars, 32 Fulbright Scholars, 9 Critical Language Scholars, and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar.