About West Virginia University

Institution: West Virginia University
  Morgantown, WV

WVU is designated as an “R1” Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. More information here: https://www.wvu.edu/about-wvu

Morgantown is an attractive college town located within easy traveling distance of Pittsburgh (~1 hr. drive) and Washington, D.C. (~3 hr. drive). Morgantown was rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals. Business Insider also named Morgantown the ninth best college town in America. Being in a mountainous area, there are many outdoor sports activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and skiing.