As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, West Virginia University will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.

By 2020, West Virginia University will attain national research prominence, thereby enhancing educational achievement, global engagement, diversity, and the vitality and well-being of the people of West Virginia. 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future

Research Classification

Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The West Virginia University Board of Governors is the governing body of West Virginia University. The Higher Education Policy Commission in West Virginia is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state’s four-year colleges and universities. E. Gordon Gee is West Virginia University’s 24th president.

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at West Virginia University!


The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty. In 2011, WVU students contributed 205,000 hours of service to the community. WVU has earned the Carnegie Foundations Community Engagement Classification, putting WVU in the 6% of higher education institutions that Carnegie recognizes for engagement. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement.


A member of the NCAA, WVU competes in the Big 12 Athletic Conference at the Division I-A level in 17 intercollegiate varsity sports.


Five library facilities-Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and Libraries Depository-contain nearly 1.9 million volumes, 229 electronic databases and more than 45,000 online full-text journals, with access to 36 million volumes through a book-sharing consortium.

Student Life

Morgantown, W.Va., population 28,654, was rated No. 1 Small City in America by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. WVU has divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery.

The WVU campus mix of historic and modern facilities includes 189 buildings on 1,099 acres. Ten main campus buildings are located on the National Register of Historic Places, and WVU operates eight experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jacksons Mill State 4-H Camp and Lifelong Learning Center near Weston.


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Many WVU programs hold specialized accreditation.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

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