THE FIRST THING YOU LEARN AT WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY — NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. When you come to WVU, you are following in the footsteps of scholars who created their own paths. You can forge your own future. Become a creator, pioneer and a leader. There’s no limit to what you can accomplish when you join the worldwide family of WVU graduates. Your future is waiting.
4 ACADEMICS AND INNOVATION
Rankings and Achievements
12 L OCATION L ife in Morgantown 16 STUDENT LIFE
Facilities and Activities Clubs and Organizations
22 DEGREE PROGRAMS Tuition and Financial Aid
28 REQUIREMENTS How to Apply
The WVU System includes 31,514 students. The Morgantown campus hosts 28,776 students:
22,498 4,711 1,567
13,936 14,840 FEMALE
2,169 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
WVU students come to Morgantown from 110 nations, every West Virginia county and all 50 U.S. states (plus D.C.).
125 MINORS, INCLUDING MUSIC INDUSTRY, EQUINE STUDIES, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, CREATIVE WRITING, NANO SYSTEMS, PERSONAL TRAINING, EVENT PLANNING, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
APARTMENT COMPLEXES FOR UPPERCLASSMEN AND GRAD STUDENTS
INTERCOLLEGIATE VARSITY SPORTS
6,697 STUDENT ORGS
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY, ENGINEERING, BIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, CRIMINOLOGY, BUSINESS, STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES, NURSING, PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Many degree programs hold specialized accreditation.
(BACHELOR’S, MASTER’S AND DOCTORATE)
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO
WVU’S MOST POPULAR MAJORS:
DEGREES AWARDED IN 2014-15
YOUR GREAT FUTURE:
Over 10 career fairs held on campus, attracting nearly employers. Grads have been hired by: Amazon, Boeing, IBM, Coca-Cola, NASA, Oracle, ALDI, Facebook, Hershey, Apple, Ford, Shell, KPMG, General Motors, National Geographic, International Paper.
WE’RE WORLDWIDE 190,000+ WVU alumni in 135 nations. 3
ACADEMICS AND INNOVATION
GO WHERE THE FUTURE IS BUILT.
College is about more than taking notes. At WVU, youâ€™ll challenge the facts, defy the data and lead the way in innovation.
WE’RE 1 OF 3
LAUNCHLAB business deals are the real deal. Come with an idea and go forth with a business plan, market research, strategy and an expert team of mentors and fellow students.
universities in the U.S. with an ABETaccredited petroleum and natural gas engineering program.
AN R1 INSTITUTION
The world’s first institute devoted to the study of
as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. We are one of only 115 universities in the U.S. in this category. It means you can be part of real, life-changing research.
is on campus.
We house the largest
CRIME SCENE LAB
NASA challenged top scholars to build a
complex in the U.S., and we were the first to offer a bachelor’s degree in forensic science.
prototype. Our robotics team won in record fashion and beat MIT and Virginia Tech in the process.
PROVING EINSTEIN RIGHT
WVU students are currently turning a 2016 Camaro into a
A WVU researcher was part of an international team that made the most important fundamental physics discovery of the past century: the detection of gravitational waves.
as part of the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors’ EcoCar3 competition. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the WVU College of
BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS undergraduate programs for ethics (5th) and return on investment (9th).
WVU faculty generated over
On-site WVU Libraries collections include more than 2.4 million books, electronic access to 365 databases, over 500,000 e-books and 47,300 online electronic journals.
last year in sponsored contracts and research grants. 7
WVU researchers raised questions and made
WORLDWIDE HEADLINES about ethical vehicle emissions testing — and they did it with a mobile testing system they created.
WVU RANKINGS of full-time faculty hold the highest academic degree in their field.
PUBLISHING RESEARCH PAPERS written by WVU undergraduates.
11TH IN THE U.S. last year for offering the best value for the money for undergraduate programs in engineering, according to College Factual.
WVU received a $1 million Mellon Foundation Grant to create a new
MULTIMEDIA PUBLISHING PLATFORM.
Industrial Engineering For 11 years the WVU College of Creative Arts has partnered with the
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA to share world-class music with the community. Symphony musicians present master classes, WVU students get backstage passes at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh and there are three Symphony concerts at WVU each year.
The College of Business and Economics’ Master of Science in
prepares students for the certified fraud examiners exam, ready to fight fraud around the world.
The Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review is a journal dedicated to
FORENSIC AND FRAUD EXAMINATION
WVU programs ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 America’s Best Graduate Schools:
70 78 79 Medicine
97 98 Law
98 Fine Arts
The WVU School of Medicine was the
FIRST IN THE U.S.
to rotate students through a clinical addiction program, which is now a requirement for all American medical students.
WVU Medicine, with its flagship hospital Ruby Memorial, is the
NO. 1 HOSPITAL
in West Virginia, according to U.S. News & World Report.
DIVINE NWAFOR Lagos, Nigeria Major: Medicine
SIMULATION TRAINING IN EDUCATION AND PATIENT SAFETY CENTER allows nursing, medical, pharmacy and dentistry students to work in teams, learning clinical skills. The center includes four labs that replicate emergency rooms, intensive care units and operating rooms.
WVU School of Pharmacy students have opportunities to develop specialized expertise in research, gerontology, college teaching and
Divine applied without ever setting foot on campus. He was drawn to WVU by the overwhelming school spirit he saw in YouTube videos about the University. A 2015 biochemistry graduate, Divine now attends the WVU School of Medicine. He studied the sensory perception of moths by using electrodes in their brains, focusing on their olfactory processes. He believes research into the sense of smell may lead to answers about Alzheimerâ€™s and schizophrenia.
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH The School of Public Health is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and offers an undergraduate program and graduate majors in: Biostatistics
SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY In addition to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree, WVU offers: Dental Hygiene Endodontics General Practice Residency
ral and Maxillofacial Surgery O Residency
Occupational and Environmental Sciences
School Health Education Social and Behavioral Sciences 10
GO UNTIL BOUNDARIES DISAPPEAR. LOCATION
West Virginia University isn’t just a pin on a map. You don’t locate it — you discover it. It’s not a collection of street signs — it’s a series of moments. Our region’s natural beauty is famous, and people around the world sing “take me home, country roads.” West Virginia is called the Mountain State for a reason — mountains are (literally) a big part of who we are. When we see a mountain, we start planning how to climb it.
Morgantown has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall (autumn) and winter. 12
December to mid-March
Average high temperature
Average low temperature
PRECIPITATION 30" 90°F 60°F 40.6" (32°C) (16°C) (103 cm) (76 cm)
June to early September
Average high temperature
Average low temperature
What makes Morgantown so special? Friendly people, a great relationship between WVU and the city, a beautiful location and a mix of people from around the state, country and world.
Morgantown and WVU earned a
All students enjoy the excitement of major college athletics, including American football, basketball and soccer (what the rest of the world calls football).
designation from the National Safety Council.
Population of Morgantown (2014).
restaurants are within walking distance of campus, including Italian, Thai, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Asian, African, Indian and Mediterranean.
Over 100 local
PLACES OF WORSHIP representing over 30 denominations.
Located about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, at the intersection of Interstates 79 and 68, Morgantown is within a 500-mile radius of one-half of the population of the United States and onethird of the population of Canada.
SEATTLE 6 hours
Tokyo to Pittsburgh: 13 hours, 44 minutes London to Pittsburgh: 7 hours, 57 minutes Beijing to Pittsburgh: 14 hours, 7 minutes Riyadh to Pittsburgh: 14 hours, 6 minutes
204 miles/328 km 3.5 hours
76 miles/122 km 1.5 hours
NEW YORK CITY 378 miles/608 km 6 hours
MORGANTOWN WASHINGTON, D.C. 205 miles/330 km 3.5 hours
West Virginia has 37 state parks, 9 state forests and 2 national forests. Beautiful spots to enjoy camping, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding and world-class whitewater are nearby.
LOS ANGELES 6.5 hours
DALLAS 3 hours
Miles of riverside trails for cycling, running, rollerblading, walking your dog or strolling to see the sunset, run right by campus.
HOUSTON 3 hours
LIFE IS SHORT â€” MAKE MEMORIES. Not all breakthroughs and discoveries happen in our classrooms. So hike, climb, dance, laugh, fill your lungs with fresh air and go on an adventure.
Study, lounge, chat, cheer and compete. Most importantly, make yourself at home (a home with an indoor swimming pool and rock-climbing wall).
from 50 countries graduated with WVU degrees.
13 RESIDENCE HALLS AND 4 APARTMENT COMPLEXES including College Park apartments. The fully furnished apartment-style University Place includes an on-site fitness center and study lounges.
INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM provides English instruction for international students who need increased English proficiency to meet the WVU English requirement. iep.wvu.edu
In May 2016,
276 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
WVU’s 24-hour campus security helps ensure students’ safety. You can download LiveSafe, a free app that is a way to connect with authorities. WVU can also send urgent news to your cell phone.
The Office of Student Employment helps students
FIND JOBS on campus. studentemployment.wvu.edu
The Office of International Students and Scholars can advise you on
VISA AND IMMIGRATION ISSUES.
We have 4 basketball courts, a 50-foot rock climbing wall, six-lane fitness pool, leisure pool, weight room and a field, court or diamond for every sport in our state-of-the-art
STUDENT REC CENTER. And what kind of Mountaineers would we be if we didn’t also rent outdoor climbing, skiing and kayaking gear?
LANGUAGES YOU MIGHT HEAR ON CAMPUS: Spanish
Mandarin Chinese 19
Student and alumni organizations will connect you with new friends from your first home and from your new WVU home.
FRIENDS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
is a group of local residents who are interested in being friends with you and learning about your country and culture. They will also share American culture with you.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Among our 467 clubs and organizations, thereâ€™s an Irish Dance Team and a Tax Law Society. So as long as your interests fall somewhere in between, weâ€™ve got you covered. We also have lots of organizations just for international students. studentengagement.wvu.edu African Student Association Arabic Studies Club Brazilian Student Association Chinese Students and Scholars Emirati Student Organization Indian Student Association International Business Club International Students Organization
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSISTANT MENTORS
help make your academic, personal and social adjustment easier. They act as big brothers/sisters and provide the tools and support you need to succeed.
Iranian Student Assocation Japanese Club Kuwaiti Student Union Malaysian Students Association Middle Eastern Union epalese Students and Scholars N Organization Omani Student Association Saudi Students Association Taiwanese Student Association
WOMEN ACROSS CULTURES
Turkish Student Association
is a group open to everyone, including scholars, faculty and spouses. They meet every week to socialize, visit places around Morgantown and practice English.
The WVU Alumni Association has international chapters in Malaysia, Japan, China and Thailand. You can find WVU alumni all over the world. 20
Our 14 schools and colleges provide bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees, along with graduate certificates, in 212 degree programs.
DAVIS COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND DESIGN davis.wvu.edu | 304-293-2395
Agribusiness Management B Agricultural and Extension Education B M D Agricultural and Resource Economics M Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design M Agroecology B Agronomy B M Animal and Food Science D Animal and Nutritional Science B Animal Physiology M Applied and Environmental Microbiology B M Biochemistry B Design and Merchandising M Design Studies B Energy Land Management B Entomology M Environmental and Energy Resources Management B Environmental and Natural Resource Economics B Environmental Protection B Fashion, Dress and Merchandising B Forest Resources Management B Forest Resources Science D Forestry M Genetics and Developmental Biology M D Horticulture B M Human and Community Development D Human Nutrition and Foods B Interior Design B Landscape Architecture B M Multidisciplinary Studies B Natural Resource Economics D Nutrition and Food Science M Plant and Soil Sciences D Plant Pathology M Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources B M Reproductive Physiology M D Resource Management D Soil Sciences B Wildlife and Fisheries Resources B M Wood Science and Technology B
EBERLY COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES eberly.wvu.edu | 304-293-4611
Anthropology B Applied Statistics G Biochemistry B Biology B M D Chemistry B M D Communication Studies B M D Computational Statistics D Creative Writing M Criminology B
Cultural Resource Management G Economics B English B M D English/Secondary Education B Environmental Geoscience B Forensic and Investigative Science B M Forensic Science D Geography B M D Geology B M D Gerontology G Healthcare Administration G History B M D Individualized Studies B Industrial Mathematics and Statistics B Interdisciplinary Studies B International Studies B Latin American Studies B Legal Studies M Mathematics B M D Mathematics/Secondary Education B Multidisciplinary Studies B Nonprofit Management G Philosophy B Physics B M D Political Science B M D Professional Writing and Editing M Psychology B M D Public Administration M Religious Studies B Slavic and Eastern European Studies B Social Work B M Sociology B M D Statistics M Women’s and Gender Studies B G World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics B M World Languages/Secondary Education B
B: Bachelor’s M: Master’s D: D octoral or Professional G: Graduate Certificate
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS be.wvu.edu | 304-293-4092
Accounting B D Business Administration (also online) M Business Data Analytics M Economics B M D Entrepreneurship and Innovation B Finance B M D Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination G Forensic and Fraud Examination M General Business B Global Supply Chain Management B Hospitality and Tourism Management B Industrial Relations M Management B D Management Information Systems B Marketing B D Professional Accountancy M
COLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS
ccarts.wvu.edu | 304-293-4841 Acting Art Education Art History Ceramics
B M B M B M B M
COLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS (CONTINUED) Collaborative Piano M D Composition M D Conducting M D Costume Design and Technology M Dance B Graphic Design B M Integrative and Contemporary Performance B Intermedia and Photography B M Jazz Pedagogy M Lighting Design and Technology M Multidisciplinary Studies B Music B Music Composition B Music Education B M D Music Industry B M G Music Performance: Instrumental B Music Performance: Jazz Studies B Music Performance: Piano B Music Performance: Voice B Music Performance: Woodwinds B Music Theory B M Music Therapy B Musical Theatre B Musicology M Painting B M Performance M D Piano Pedagogy M Printmaking B M Puppetry B Scenic Design and Technology M Sculpture B M Studio Art M Technical Direction M Theatre B Theatre Design and Technology B Visual Arts Therapy G Vocal Pedagogy and Performance D
SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
dentistry.hsc.wvu.edu | 304-293-2521 Dental Hygiene B Dentistry D Endodontics M Orthodontics M Periodontics M Prosthodontics M
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES cehs.wvu.edu | 304-293-5703
Audiology D Autism Spectrum Disorders M Child Development and Family Studies B Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling M Communication Sciences and Disorders D Counseling M Counseling Psychology D Curriculum and Instruction D Early Childhood Education M Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education M Education D Educational Leadership/Public School Administration M D
Educational Psychology M D Elementary Education B M Elementary Education/Advanced M Elementary Education/MDS M Gifted Education M Health Professions Education G Higher Education Administration M D Higher Education Curriculum and Teaching M Instructional Design and Technology M D Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability Studies G Literacy Education M Low Vision/Blindness M MDS-Education/Human Services B Multicategorical Special Education M Public School Administration (Instructional Supervisor Prep) G Public School Administration (Principal Preparation) G Public School Administration (Superintendent Preparation) G Regents Bachelor of Arts B Secondary Education B M Secondary Education/Advanced M Secondary Education/English M Secondary Education/Mathematics M Secondary Education/Multidisciplinary Studies M Secondary Education/Social Studies M Secondary Education/World Languages M Severe/Multiple Disabilities M Special Education M D Speech Pathology M Speech Pathology and Audiology B
B: Bachelor’s M: Master’s D: D octoral or Professional G: Graduate Certificate
BENJAMIN M. STATLER COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND MINERAL RESOURCES statler.wvu.edu | 304-293-4821
Aerospace Engineering B M D Biomedical Engineering B Biometric Systems B Chemical Engineering B M D Civil Engineering B M D Computer Engineering B D Computer Forensics G Computer Science B M D Electrical Engineering B M D Energy Systems Engineering M Engineering M Industrial Engineering B M D Industrial Hygiene M Information Assurance and Biometrics G Interactive Technologies and Serious Gaming G Material Science and Engineering M Mechanical Engineering B M D Mining Engineering B M D Occupational Safety and Health D Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering B M D Safety Management M Software Engineering M G
COLLEGE OF LAW
law.wvu.edu | 304-293-5301 Energy Law and Sustainable Development M Forensic Justice M Law D
REED COLLEGE OF MEDIA
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Advertising B Data Marketing Communications M Digital Marketing Communications G Integrated Marketing Communications M G Journalism B M Multidisciplinary Studies B Public Relations B Strategic Communications B
Applied Biostatistics G Biostatistics M Epidemiology M D Health Policy M Occupational and Environmental Sciences M D Public Health B M School Health Education M Social and Behavioral Sciences M D
reedcollegeofmedia.wvu.edu | 304-293-3505
publichealth.hsc.wvu.edu | 304-293-2502
B: Bachelor’s M: Master’s D: D octoral or Professional G: Graduate Certificate
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
medicine.hsc.wvu.edu | 304-293-6607 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology D Biomedical Sciences M D Cancer Cell Biology D Cellular and Integrative Physiology D Clinical and Translational Science M D Emergency Medicine G Exercise Physiology B M D Health Sciences M Immunology and Medical Microbiology B Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis D Medical Laboratory Science B Medicine D Neuroscience D Occupational Therapy M Pathologists’ Assistant M Physical Therapy D Women’s Health G
SCHOOL OF NURSING
nursing.hsc.wvu.edu | 304-293-4831 Nursing B M D Nursing Practice D Post-MSN Certificate (FNP) G Post-MSN Certificate (Leadership) G Post-MSN Certificate (PNP) G
SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
pharmacy.hsc.wvu.edu | 304-293-5101 Health Services and Outcomes Research D Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences D Pharmacy D
COLLEGE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SPORT SCIENCES cpass.wvu.edu | 304-293-3295
Athletic Coaching Education B Athletic Training B M Coaching and Sport Education M Coaching and Teaching Studies D Physical Education Teacher Education B M Sport and Exercise Psychology B D Sport Coaching M Sport Management B M
Our annual standard tuition rates are listed below. Breaking new ground won’t mean breaking the bank.
Undergraduate tuition at WVU
Undergraduate scholarships for
$22,488 $5,000 $6,000 $23,238 $7,000 $9,626 3.0 – 3.24 grade point average
Graduate tuition at WVU
3.25 – 3.49 grade point average
Room and board expenses are
$1,400 LESS than the national U.S. average for 4-year, public institutions (undergraduate tuition).
3.50 and above
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY HOW TO APPLY REQUIREMENTS (UNDERGRAD) Generally, applicants whose native language is not English must submit adequate TOEFL or IELTS results before an application can be considered for admission: Undergraduate Requirements: TOEFL Internet-Based = 61 TOEFL Paper-Based = 500 IELTS = 6.0
Graduate Requirements: TOEFL Internet-Based = 79 TOEFL Paper-Based = 550 IELTS = 6.5
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The following are the minimum requirements.
FRESHMAN At least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Must meet English Proficiency or request conditional admission and complete an Intensive English Program (IEP) application (see English Proficiency). Some Engineering majors may reach capacity and will be restricted from entry. For direct admission to some colleges and majors, SAT or ACT scores are required and must be sent to WVU directly from the respective testing services. For all other majors, international students are encouraged but not required to submit SAT or ACT scores.
WVU welcomes applications from students with IGCSE and O-Level Certificates from Cambridge International. We require a minimum of five subject passes: two must be English and mathematics. The average of the grades must be at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). A passing grade in English will be accepted as evidence of sufficient English ability.
2. Complete all of the information on the undergraduate application and include the nonrefundable fee of $60. If you prefer to use the Common Application, WVU is a member. 3. Have the results of your test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) scores sent to WVU directly from the respective testing service. 4. Send the following information to WVU: Original or certified official copies of all academic records in original language of issue (transcripts from U.S. institutions must be sent to WVU directly from the institutions). Please note: Unofficial photocopies and emailed scans of transcripts are not acceptable. O riginal or certified copies of all academic certificates or diplomas in original language of issue.
At least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in all college work attempted.
O fficial English translations of academic records/transcripts and certificates/diplomas.
ust meet English Proficiency or request conditional admission and complete M an Intensive English Program (IEP) application (see English Proficiency).
C opy of current passport or visa for visa status.
ransfer students with fewer than 24 transferable credit hours must also meet T freshman admission standards and submit official secondary school/high school transcripts. Some programs and majors have different course requirements and higher GPA requirements; please review program requirements.
All application materials should be submitted together at the same time, if possible.
nly credits are transferrable for college-level courses from accredited/ approved O non-U.S. institutions. Grades and credits are transferrable for college-level courses from regionally accredited U.S. institutions.
GRADUATE Have a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. eet English Proficiency or request conditional admission and complete an M Intensive English Program (IEP) application. Meet the criteria established by the degree program to which you apply. The above are minimum WVU standards. Specific degree programs frequently set higher standards and additional requirements, such as the submission of standardized test scores or letters of recommendation. Please contact the academic program of interest for details. graduate.wvu.edu/future-students/application-process/apply 28
1. Review the admissions requirements, English Language Proficiency requirements (e.g., TOEFL or IELTS scores) and our application deadlines.
Applicants for undergraduate programs must submit all secondary school records as well as all university-level records. Undergraduate transfer applicants should submit course descriptions or syllabi for all courses completed at the university level. Any supporting material should be forwarded by mail or sent by FedEx to the following address: Office of Admissions West Virginia University P.O. Box 6009 One Waterfront Place, Second Floor Morgantown WV 26506-6009 USA
DEADLINES All application materials and supporting documents must be received by: all semester – Apply by June 1. F All academic documents must be received by July 1. pring semester – Apply by October S 1. All academic documents must be received by November 1. ummer semester – Apply by S February 15. All academic documents must be received by April 1. Applications submitted after the deadline and incomplete applications will be considered for the next term. Grad program deadlines vary by program. Applications and all documents should be received in the Admissions Office at least three weeks prior to the program deadline.
INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM (IEP)
If you need to improve your English proficiency prior to entering an academic course of study, the Intensive English program at WVU provides instruction and training in the English language. The IEP will also familiarize you with the educational methods of American higher education institutions and with all aspects of living in the U.S.
EXPLORE OUR CAMPUS. Visit tour.wvu.edu to explore WVU anytime, from anywhere, with our virtual tour.
Office of Admissions West Virginia University P.O. Box 6009 One Waterfront Place, Second Floor Morgantown, WV 26506-6009 USA
@WestVirginiaU West Virginia University @WestVirginiaU WVU WestVirginiaU West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. The WVU Board of Governors is the governing body of WVU. The Higher Education Policy Commission in West Virginia is responsible for developing, establishing and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the stateâ€™s four-year colleges and universities. WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Many WVU programs hold specialized accreditation. (116971)