West Virginia University

West Virginia University

At West Virginia University, you will find your family — friends and mentors who will guide and inspire you every step of the way. WVU Morgantown is home to over 27,000 students from 50 states and 118 nations. Students choose from 380+ majors ranging from dance and education to psychology and political science. WVU is one of only 130 U.S. institutions to earn the “very high research” — or “R1” — designation. We dream big and discover critical breakthroughs – in neuroscience, radio astronomy, forensic science, biometrics, engineering, STEM education and medicine. With 200,000+ alumni in 65 nations, the Mountaineer network extends worldwide.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


You are considered a first-time freshman if you are a current high school senior, have a TASC/GED or haven't attended college since graduating. First-time freshmen must submit a completed application, a non-refundable application fee, ACT and/or SAT scores and official transcripts of previous schoolwork, including any college work completed. All application materials and supporting documents must be received by August 1 for fall semester admission or December 1 for spring semester admission.


You are considered a transfer student if you have attended college since graduating from high school. Transfer students must submit a completed application, a non-refundable application fee and official transcripts from all colleges attended. If you are transferring with fewer than 24 transferable credits, you must also submit an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores. Please ask your high school to mark the transcript: “FOR TRANSFER ADMISSION.” All application materials and supporting documents must be received by August 1 for fall semester admission or December 1 for spring

Additional Information

We’ll help fund your future.
About 86% of our first-time undergrads receive grants and scholarships (2017-18). Merit scholarships are available for in-state, out-of-state, international and transfer students. Estimate your scholarships.

Go here and go anywhere.
Morgantown’s only the beginning. As a WVU student you can study abroad (or intern abroad) and meet over 300 potential employers at on-campus job fairs.

Pursue discoveries that matter.
Any student, in any major, can conduct research alongside a faculty member. We have an Office of Undergraduate Research dedicated to helping you turn your passion into results.

Make it your own.
We offer countless chances to carve out your own experience: 130+ undergraduate majors, 150+ minors, 480+ student organizations, an Honors College with 3,000 members, Adventure WV trips and outdoor education, and 203 non-profit community partners for service and learning.

One system – statewide.
The WVU System is a family of three unique campuses. From the life-changing research of our R1-designated flagship in Morgantown to the caring, student-centered focus of WVU Keyser to the technology-intensive programs of WVU Beckley in southern West Virginia — WVU is statewide.

Visit us

See for yourself how WVU can help carve your path. Check out campus from wherever you are, whenever you want with our virtual tour. Then schedule an in-person visit for an introduction to the people, programs and places that make a Mountaineer. The WVU Visitors Center in Morgantown offers guided tours on weekdays at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Saturdays (excluding home football games) at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Or join us for one of our open house events for a full day of exploration. Plan your visit today.

I’ve accomplished more at WVU than I thought I could accomplish in all four years of college. This place has pushed me to my limits and pushed me to succeed like nothing I’ve ever experienced.

Kasey Lettrich, Journalism, ’22

Admissions office

Visit us

School location

One Waterfront Pl, PO Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506-6009, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 344-9881