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About WVU

Service

We seek opportunities to serve others and are committed to providing the highest quality of service.

Curiosity

We ask questions, seek new opportunities and change through innovation.

Respect

We are respectful, transparent and inclusive with each other.

Accountability

We perform at our very best every day to create a University that is responsive, efficient and effective.

Appreciation

We support and value each other’s contributions as we build a community that is One WVU.

WVU is a family of distinctive campuses united by a single mission. From the groundbreaking research of our flagship in Morgantown to the liberal arts hub of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — we are leveraging our talents and resources to create a better future for West Virginia and the World.

Mountaineers
Go First

At WVU, going first is in our blood. We’re bold enough for big ideas — and determined to launch them.

R1

R1: Doctoral Universities — Highest research activity as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

25 Rhodes Scholars
23 Truman Scholars
45 Goldwater Scholars

Academic Excellence

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 25 Rhodes Scholars, 23 Truman Scholars, 45 Goldwater Scholars, 3 George C. Marshall (British) Scholars, 5 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 26 Boren Scholars, 63 Gilman Scholars, 59 Fulbright Scholars, 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, 30 Critical Language Scholars, one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar, 5 National Institute of Standards and Technology Fellowships and 25 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.