As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, WVU will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation and the world.
West Virginia University is an accredited university by the Higher Learning Commission. The university was established in 1867. Morgantown consistently ranks as one of the best small city college towns in America. WVU offers over 300 different graduate level majors, which is situated into 14 different colleges. Whether it's exploring the vast secrets of the human mind or understanding the micro and macro levels of the economy, WVU covers them all. As one of the top research universities in the south, WVU receives over $125 million in contracts each year for research. This allows for the funding of valuable research, such as the emissions testing done on Volkswagen that affected the entire world.