Why WVU

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one University, one WVU.


WVU is ranked as an R1 Research University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. We are also a land-grant institution, with a presence in all 55 of West Virginia’s counties, including 518 buildings on 15,880 acres across the state. Additionally, WVU houses about 30,000 students, with more than 190,000 alumni around the globe. 


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West Virginia University is home to more than 7,000 employees in all areas of work, from accountants to researchers. We pride ourselves on our employees’ contributions to the education of our students, and to the advancement of our state. Each person in the WVU community makes a difference in the lives of those around them and furthers the mission of this University.