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U N I V E R S I T Y I N F O R M A T I O N WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY 2 0 1 6 R U S S E L L AT H L E T I C B O W L 6 9 LOCATION Morgantown, W.Va., population 31,073, was rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals. com for its exceptional quality of life. Business Insider named Morgantown the ninth best college town in America. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: Kiplinger. com included Morgantown in their 10 great places to live list; one of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City” by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes. STUDENTS Fall 2015 enrollment, on WVU campuses statewide, was 31,514; 28,776 in Morgantown. That included: • 14,021 West Virginia residents, 14,755 nonresidents • 22,498 undergraduates • 4,711 graduate and 1,567 professional students ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 42 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 5 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 15 Boren Scholars, 36 Gilman Scholars, 46 Fulbright Scholars, 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, 25 Critical Language Scholars, 3 National Institute of Standards and Technology Fellowships and 4 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. MAJOR ACADEMIC DIVISIONS Fourteen colleges and schools offering 353 majors in agriculture, natural resources and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; education and human services; engineering and mineral resources; law; media; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; and public health. wvu.edu/Academics/ FACILITIES The WVU System spans the state, including 518 buildings on 15,880 acres. The Morgantown campus has 245 buildings (11 on the National Register of Historic Places) on 1,892 acres. WVU operates 10 experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp. jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/ SAFETY WVU offers 24-hour campus security protection. Students can download Live- Safe, a free app that is an on-the-go way to connect with authorities. The University also sends urgent news through WVU Alert text messages. emergency. wvu.edu/alert ALUMNI Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of more than 190,000 graduates worldwide in some 135 nations. alumni.wvu.edu DIVISIONAL CAMPUSES Potomac State College of WVU Keyser, W.Va.; 800-262-7332; potomacstatecollege.edu West Virginia University Institute of Technology Montgomery, W.Va.; wvutech.edu Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Charleston, W.Va.; hsc.wvu.edu/charleston Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center East Martinsburg, W.Va.; hsc.wvu.edu/eastern WVU Beckley Beckley, W.Va. ADMISSIONS Information is available from the Office of Admissions, PO Box 6090, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6090; or call 304-293-2121, email: wvuadmissions@mail.wvu.edu or visit on the web http://admissions.wvu.edu. E. Gordon Gee President


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