Established in 1867, the West Virginia University is a public land-grant, space-grant, research-intensive university located in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America. The university has its other campuses like West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery and Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser, and a second clinical campus for the University's medical and dental schools at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston.
West Virginia comprises of 15 schools and colleges such as Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, Eberly College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Economics, College of Creative Arts, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources, College of Education & Human Resources, Reed College of Media, College of Law, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, College of Physical Activity & Sports Sciences, University College, University of Interspecies Communication and Honors College. The university offers 191 bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs. The most popular majors at West Virginia University include: Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Social Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The university follows a semester based academic calendar
The total student population at the university is more than 28,700 of which over 22,400 are enrolled in undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the West Virginia University is 19:1 and the acceptance rate is 76%.
The university has produced 24 Rhodes Scholars, 36 Goldwater Scholars and 22 Truman Scholars and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an "R1" Research University (Very High Research Activity). West Virginia University is a leader in biometric technology research and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's lead academic partner in biometrics research.
Notable Alumni: Conchata Ferrell (Actress; known for playing Berta the housekeeper on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men), John Chambers (President and CEO of Cisco Systems)
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