West Virginia University is on a 1,892-acre campus in the small town setting of Morgantown, West Virginia, not far from Pittsburgh.
West Virginia University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? West Virginia University has fraternities and sororities.
West Virginia University has the Residential Hall Association. In fact, more students participate in the Residential Hall Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at West Virginia University include Alpha Phi Omega, WVU Greek System, Mountaineer Maniacs and Campus Crusade for Christ.
The West Virginia University community comes together each year for Mountaineer Week, Fall Fest and Parent's Weekend and Homecoming.
This table offers information on housing at West Virginia University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||6,275|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||6,275|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––|
West Virginia University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. There are 6,275 spots available in on-campus housing for all 21,086 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 6,275 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
West Virginia University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At West Virginia University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at West Virginia University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Riflery||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
West Virginia University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The West Virginia University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
West Virginia University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, West Virginia University has patrol officers just for housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit West Virginia University, take Interstate 79/68 to Morgantown, WV. If you need to fly, book your flight to Pittsburgh International airport.
While you're planning, check out other schools in West Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.
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