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Happy 156th!

Cue the confetti, noisemakers and party hats!

Today we're celebrating WVU's 156th birthday. Since its founding on February 7, 1867, WVU has pursued the same mission — to improve the lives of West Virginians.

Celebrate with Confetti! 🎉

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Future Students

Whether you're just researching or you're ready to apply, you can start here to learn more.

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Already admitted to WVU? No matter where you are, you can explore campus, get your questions answered and immerse yourself in our one-of-a-kind community.

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If your student's been admitted to WVU, we know you have questions, too. Learn about next steps, student services and how to connect with other parents and families.

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Explore our 220 graduate programs, estimate costs, review application procedures and apply online. Want to learn even more? You can take a virtual tour to explore our facilities.

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The WVU Experience

Last summer in WVU's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, Amirah Mitchell started working on developing an artificial intelligence program that would understand human emotion, using deep learning.

Read Mitchell's Story