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West Virginia University

West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506-6009

Official telephone: (304) 293-2121
Toll-free telephone: (800) 344-WVU1
Fax number: (304) 293-8832


Screen last updated on: August 26, 2013
Total undergraduates: 12,431 men, 10,396 women, 22,827 total
Full-time undergraduates: 11,700 men, 9,418 women, 21,118 total
Part-time undergraduates: 731 men, 978 women, 1,709 total
Total graduate students: 3,027 men, 3,853 women, 6,880 total
Full-time graduate students: 2,291 men, 2,486 women, 4,777 total
Part-time graduate students: 736 men, 1,367 women, 2,103 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates: 21
U.S. region where majority of students come from: Northeast, Southeast, Middle Atlantic
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state: 48%
First-year student enrollment breakdown:
0.1% American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
83.5% White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Nonresident Alien
0.3% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
0.2% American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Hispanic/Latino
0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
84.5% White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Nonresident Alien
0.4% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown

Campus size: 1,456 acres
City or town school is located in: Morgantown, WV
Population of city/town: 60,000
Locations of branch/satellite campuses: Branch campuses in Montgomery and Keyser;regional learning centers in Charleston and Clarksburg and at Potomac State, Shepherd College, and West Liberty College.
Nearest major city: Pittsburgh, PA
Distance of nearest major city: 75 miles
Population of nearest major city: 379,000
Online campus map:

Institution offers housing: yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year: No. Housing is guaranteed for freshmen only.
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms
  • women's dorms
  • men's dorms
  • sorority housing
  • fraternity housing
  • single-student apartments
  • married-student apartments
  • special housing for disabled students
  • special housing for international students
  • other housing including Special-interest floors are available based on academic major.
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing: 84%
Percent of students who live in school housing: 25%
Percent of students who live off campus: 75%
Students required to live on campus: All unmarried first-year students without dependents must live on campus unless living with family in a 50-mile radius of campus.
Student conduct policies:
class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age: yes

Every student is required to lease or own a computer: no
Every student is required to take a computer course: no
Computer equipment is provided in: residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students: 2500
Internet access provided to all students: yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students: yes
School has a library on campus: yes
Additional library facilities/collections:
Health science, law, and math libraries; Appalachian collection.
Museums and other special academic buildings/equipment on campus:
Museums, Creative Arts Center, arboretum, herbarium, planetarium, experimental farms, software development center, fluidization center, Center for Black Culture and Research, Center for Civic Engagement, Center for Democracy and Citizen Education, cancer research center, natatorium, coliseum, stadium, recreation center.

Remedial learning services:
reading, writing, math, study skills
Additional services offered:
nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, women's center, day care, health insurance
Counseling services:
minority student, military, veteran student, older student, birth control, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
Career placement services:
co-op education, internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training
Services for students with disabilities:
note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, reader services, interpreters for hearing-impaired, special transportation, special housing, adaptive equipment, braille services
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped: partially

Number of social fraternities on campus: 17
Number of fraternities that have chapter houses: 13
Percent of men who join fraternities: 8%
Number of social sororities on campus: 10
Number of sororities that have chapter houses: 8
Percent of women who join sororities: 7%
Student activities:
student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, yearbook, radio station, television station
School newspaper(s): The Daily Athenaeum
Newspaper homepage:
Number of honor societies: 38
Total number of registered organizations: 390
Campus-based religious organizations:
Baptist Campus Ministry
Campus Crusade for Christ
Campus Light Ministries
Canterbury Christian Fellowship
Chabad of Morgantown
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
Christian Student Fellowship
College Church
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Fellowship of Christian Musicians
Grace Bible Study of West Virginia University
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Kappa Phi
Latter-Day Saint Student Association (LDSSA)
Lutheran Student Movement
Mountaineer Campus Ministry
Mountaineers for Christ
Muslim Student Association
Newman Club
Presbyterian Student Fellowship
The International Fellowship of Believers of WVU
The Orthodox Christian Fellowship of WVU
United Methodist Student Movement at WVU
WVU Hillel
Young Life
Minority student organizations:
Black Student Union, Alliance for Social Justice, Black Law Student Association, Italian American Organization, Black Graduate Association, National Society of Black Engineers, Association of Black Journalists, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority,and others
International student organizations:
African Student Association
American Kids International Parents
Association for India’s Development
Belly Dance Club of West Virginia University
Brazilian Student Organization
Chinese Club of WVU
Chinese Students and Scholars Association
Egyptian Student Association
Il Circolo Italiano
Indian Student Association
International Student Organization
Iranian Student Association
Japanese Club
Latin American Student Organization
Libyan Students Association
Malaysian Students Association
Middle East & North Africa Organization
Nepalese Students and Scholars Association
Organization for Native American Interests
Pakistani Students’ Association
Pre-Modern Cultural Explorers Club
Saudi Students Association
Taiwanese Student Association
Thai Student Association of West Virginia University
The Official Anime and Manga Club of West Virginia University
The Slavic and East European Club of West Virginia University
Turkish Student Association
WVU French Club
WVU German Club
WVU Official Anime, Cosplay, and Asian Entertainment Club
WVU Russian Club
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:
Academy of Student Pharmacists
Alliance for Social Justice
Alpha Epsilon Delta Honorary
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Omega Epsilon
Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Phi Omega
Alpha Pi Mu
Alpha Tau Alpha
Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
American Constitution Society
American Industrial Hygiene Association
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American String Teachers Association
Animal and Nutritional Sciences Graduate Student Association
Animal Friends of West Virginia University
Appalachian Prison Book Project
Arnold Air Society
Association of Computing Machinery
Autism Speaks U at West Virginia University
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Beta Beta
Biology Graduate Student Association of West Virginia University
Block and Bridle Club
Business Ethics Club of West Virginia University
Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization
Christian Law Society
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
Class of 2012
Class of 2013
College Republicans
Colleges Against Cancer
Commune Bonum: The Public Good
Community Medicine Student Association
Competitive Cheerleading Club at WVU
Council of Writers
Creative Arts
Cyber WVU
Davis College Student Council
Delta Sigma Delta Chi Chi Chapter
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Theta
Democratic Law Caucus
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources Graduate Student Association
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources Graduate Student Association of WVU
Ed on Campus
Education Student Governance Association
Electric Vehicle Association of West Virginia University
Emergency WVU
Engineers Without Borders
English Club of West Virginia University
English Graduate Organization (EGO)
Entrepreneurship Club
Entrepreneurship Club
Environmental Law Society
Epsilon Tau Pi
Eta Kappa Nu
Exercise Physiology Club
Fair Trade 2.0 of West Virginia University
Fashion Business Association
Federalist Society
Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance
Finance Club
Free Thinking, Inquiring, Secular Humanists
Geography Graduate Group
Gerontological Society of America/Sigma Phi Omega
Gold Humanism Honor Society-WVU SoM Chapter
Golden Key
Graduate Resource Economics Club
Graduate Social Work Organization
Graduate Student Nutrition Association
Health Education Advisory Team (HEAT)
Honors Student Association
Industrial Relations Student Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Institute of Industrial Engineers
Int. Society for Pharm. And Out Res of WVU – ISPOR
International Law Students Association
International Society of American Lawyers
Iota Phi Theta
Kappa Alpha Psi
Kappa Kappa Psi
Kappa Pi
Kappa Psi
Kiwanis Club of the Suncrest Area Morgantown -WVU Satellite
Labor Law Society
Lambda Kappa Sigma
Lambda Pi Eta
Leadership Studies Student Associaiton
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Management Information Systems Association (MISA)
Martin Hall Agency
Masters of Business Administration Association
ME Lugar Trial Association
Mentors for Masters Students
Model United Nations Club
Mon River Revivers
Moot Court Board
Morgantown Brights
Morgantown Roller Vixens
Mortar Board
Mountain Honorary
Mountaineer Collegiate FFA Chapter
Mountaineer CrossFit Club
Mountaineer Investment Club
Mountaineer Maniacs
Mountaineer Paintball Club
Mountaineer Swim Club
Mountaineers for AIDS/International Disease Awareness
Mu Tau
Music Educators National Conference Collegiate Chapter
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
National Student Speech, Language and Hearing Association
NURU International Student Chapter of West Virginia
Omega Psi Phi
Orchesis Student Dance Association
PETE Major’s Club
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Honorary
Phi Sigma Pi
Phi Sigma Theta
Phi Upsilon Omicron
Physicians for Human Rights
Pi Alpha Alpha
Pi Delta Phi
Pi Sigma Sigma National Public Policy Honorary
Pi Tau Sigma
Pre-Dental Club
Pre-Legal Society
Pre-Optometry Club
Professional Recreation and Parks Society
Project Unity
Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
Psychology Club
Public Interest Advocates
Public Relations Student Society of America
Queer Student Union (QSU)
Ranger Challenge
Republican Law Caucus
Resident Assistant Council
RTNDA – Radio/Television News Directors Association
Sierra Student Coalition
Sigma Alpha
Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership & Honors Organization
Sigma Alpha Pi
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Society of American Foresters
Society of Biological Engineering
Society of Collegiate Choral Scholars Chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association
Society of Environmental Professionals
Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Society of Professional Journalists
Society of Women Engineers
Sociology Anthropology Criminology Association – SACA
Sport and Exercise Psychology Graduate Student Club
Sport and Exercise Psychology Undergraduate Club
Sport Management Graduate Students
Sports and Entertainment Law Society
Sports Club Federation
Sports Management Graduate Students
Stewart Investment Group
Student Academy of Audiology
Student Advocates for Legislative Advancement (SALA)
Student Advocates of Invisible Children
Student Association for Justice
Student Association of Public Administrators
Student Bar Association
Student Chapter-Hispanic Dental Association
Student Dietetic Association
Student Health Advisory Board -SHAB
Student Partnership for the Advancement of Cosmic Exploration
Student Society for the Advancement of Biometrics -SSAB
Student Society of Landscape Architects – SSLA
Student Wellness Advisory Board – SWAB
Students for Global Health
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Table Tennis Club of WVU
Tae Kwan Do
Tau Beta Pi
Tea Party Patriots of West Virginia University
The 21st Century Business Scholars of West Virginia University
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
The Association for Operations Management (APICS)
The Council for Math Education
The Energy Law Association of West Virginia
The Horticulture Club
The Rho Chi Society
The West Virginia University College of Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
Theatre Student Organization
Thompson Economics Club
Tobacco Free Mountaineers
Undergraduate and Graduate Organization for Professional Writing and Editing
Undergraduate Social Work Organization
Upsilon Pi Epsilon
Veterans Law Caucus
Veterans of WVU
Walt Disney World College Program Alumni Association
West Virginia Association for Young Children
West Virginia Barbell Club
West Virginia Bass Fishing Club
West Virginia Intellectual Property
West Virginia Low Brass Club
West Virginia University Ceramics Guild
West Virginia University Chapter of Democracy Matters
West Virginia University Chapter of Democracy Matters
West Virginia University Chapter of Ducks Unlimited
West Virginia University Chess Club
West Virginia University Circle K International
West Virginia University Circle K International
West Virginia University Club Soccer
West Virginia University College of HR&E Student Advisory Board
West Virginia University Forensic and Investigative Science Club
West Virginia University Garden Club
West Virginia University Libertarians
West Virginia University Music Teachers National Association Student Chapter
West Virginia University Outdoor Adventure Club
West Virginia University Real Estate Law Society
West Virginia University Rifle Club
West Virginia University Running Club
West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra
Whitewater Paddling Club at WVU
Wishmakers on Campus of West Virginia University
Women Against Rape(W.A.R.)
Women’s Law Caucus
Women’s Volleyball Club
WV Law Review
WVU Accounting Club
WVU American Chemical Society Student Affiliates
WVU Anarchappella
WVU Archery Club
WVU Astronomy Club
WVU Billiards Club
WVU Bowling Club
WVU Boxing Club
WVU Chapter of the American Student Dental Association
WVU Chapter of the NAACP
WVU Chapter of the Wildlife Society
WVU Climbing Club
WVU Club Baseball
WVU Club Basketball
WVU Club Softball
WVU Club Tennis
WVU College of Law Chapter of the ACLU
WVU Collegiate 4-H Club
WVU Cooking Club
WVU Creative Role-Playing Club
WVU Cycling
WVU Dance Marathon
WVU Dance Team
WVU Disc Golf Club
WVU Economics Club
WVU Equestrian Club
WVU Fencing Club
WVU Field Hockey
WVU Figure Skating Club
WVU Financial Statement Analysis Club
WVU Flute Club
WVU Geography Club
WVU Global Dental Brigades
WVU Global Medical Brigades
WVU Golf
WVU Habitat for Humanity
WVU Hockey Club
WVU Horn Club
WVU Hugh O’Brian Youth HOBY Club
WVU Juggling Club
WVU Law Justice Group
WVU Marketing Club
WVU Math Club
WVU Men’s Lacrosse
WVU Men’s Rowing
WVU Men’s Rugby
WVU Men’s Volleyball Club
WVU Philosophy Club
WVU Plant and Soil Science Club
WVU Red Cross Club
WVU Residence Hall Association
WVU Shutter Society
WVU Ski Team
WVU Snowboarding
WVU Solar House
WVU Student Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
WVU Student Nurses’ Association
WVU Student United Way
WVU Swing Dance Club
WVU Triathlon Club
WVU Ultimate Club
WVU Women’s Club Soccer
WVU Women’s Lacrosse
WVU Women’s Rugby Football Club
WVU Women’s Ultimate
Young Democrats
Zeta Phi Beta

School has an athletic program: yes
Athletic director: Oliver Luck,
Athletic Director
Director of women's athletics: Terri Howes,
Associate Athletic Director
Athletic department's mailing address: Athletic Director
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 0877
Morgantown, WV 26506-0877
Athletics homepage:
School colors: old gold and blue
School mascot: Mountaineer
Athletic conference memberships: Big 12 Conference (Division I, Football I-A), Eastern Wrestling League (Division I)

Sports offered Scholarships? Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballyesNCAA Div. I
Men's basketballyesNCAA Div. I
Men's footballyesNCAA Div. I-A
Men's golfyes 
Men's rifleryyesNCAA Div. I
Men's socceryesNCAA Div. I
Men's swimmingyesNCAA Div. I
Men's wrestlingyesNCAA Div. I
Women's basketballyesNCAA Div. I
Women's crewyes 
Women's cross-countryyesNCAA Div. I
Women's gymnasticsyesNCAA Div. I
Women's rifleryyesNCAA Div. I
Women's socceryesNCAA Div. I
Women's swimmingyesNCAA Div. I
Women's tennisyesNCAA Div. I
Women's track and field (indoor)yesNCAA Div. I
Women's track and field (outdoor)yesNCAA Div. I
Women's volleyballyesNCAA Div. I

Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports: 16%
Percent of students in intramural/recreational sports: 76%
Athletic facilities:
coliseum, football stadium, halls, intramural fields, natatorium, student recreation center, swimming pool, track
Intramural/Recreational sports:
Basketball, Racquetball, Bowling, Softball, Indoor Soccer, Billiards, Flag Football
Club sports for men:
Baseball, Crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, paintball, rowing, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, Climbing Club, Boxing Club, Bowling Club, Archery Club, Powerlifing Club, Juggling Club, Skeet Club, Swim Club, Cricket, Bass Fishing
Club sports for women:
crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, skiing, soccer, softball, snowboarding, tae kwon do, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, tennis, Swing Dance Club, Golf, Figure Skating Club, Skeet Club, Archery Club, Bowling

Public transportation serves campus: yes
Nearest international airport: Pittsburgh, PA (75 miles)
Nearest other airport: Morgantown (5 miles)
Nearest passenger train service: Connellsville, PA (40 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service: Pittsburgh, PA (75 miles)

Institutional employment is available: yes
Percent of full-time undergraduates working on campus: 17%
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are: excellent
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term: no

Percent of graduates who pursue further study: 34% immediately
Percent of graduates who enter job market in field related to major: 85% within six months of graduation, 90% within one year of graduation
List of firms that most frequently hire graduates:
Alpern, Rosenthal, Dixon Hughes, Arnett & Foster, American Income Life, Bank of New York, Beers and Cutler, Deloitte & Touche, Deloitte Consulting, Department of the Treasury, Dow Chemical, Ernst & Young, FedEx Ground, Geico, Grant Thornton, Halliburton, Insight Global, KPMG, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Milliken & Company, NAVAIR, NASA, Northrop Grumman, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Pepsi Bottling Group, PPG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Raytheon Company, Schlumberger, Siemens Energy, Sherwin Williams, Target, United Bank, Westinghouse, Yount, Hyde & Barbour.
List of most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Charles M. Vest, Former President, MIT
  • Jerry West, NBA Legend
  • Don Knotts, Actor
  • Irene M. Keeley, US District Judge
  • Greg Babe, President & CEO of Bayer Corp.
  • Raymond J. Lane, Former Pres/COO of Oracle Corporation
  • Nancy Nielsen, Former President of AMA
  • Brian Cleek, VP for Partnership Marketing & Sales for Harlem Globetrotters

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