West Virginia University (WVU) is a public land grant research university in Morgantown, West Virginia
Its other campuses include the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery and Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a second clinical campus for the University’s medical and dental schools at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston. WVU Extension Service provides outreach with offices in all of West Virginia’s 55 counties. Since 2001, WVU has been governed by the West Virginia University Board of Governors.
Enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 29,466 for the main campus, while enrollment across all campuses totaled 32,348. WVU offers 184 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in 14 colleges.
WVU has already produced 24 Rhodes Scholars, including former WVU president David C. Hardesty, Jr. The University also has produced 36 Goldwater Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, and 5 members of USA Today ’s “All‑USA College Academic First Team.”
WVU is designated as a Research University (High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Funding from external sources for total sponsored programs is $174 million. WVU is affiliated with the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, dedicated to the study of Alzheimer’s and other diseases that affect the brain. WVU is also a leader in biometric technology research and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s lead academic partner in biometrics research. According to a survey by the Wall Street Journal, employers ranked West Virginia University in the top 45 and its engineering program 23rd nationally for producing graduates best qualified to enter the workforce.