West Virginia University Area Apartments for Rent
West Virginia University is a public research institution located in the small city of Morgantown, West Virginia, along the Monongahela River near the Pennsylvania border. The university offers almost 200 degree and professional programs within 13 colleges. Other campuses include West Virginia University at Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; 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. The school enrolls 32,251 across all its campuses.
The university has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, ranking it in the top 30 among American public institutions. It is designated as a Research University with High Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In a survey by the Wall Street Journal, employers ranked West Virginia University in the top 45 for producing best-qualified graduates to enter the workforce.
Forensics and Investigative Science is a nationally-recognized program at West Virginia University, through a partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The program is accredited by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
West Virginia University was first institution in the world to establish a Bachelor of Science degree in Biometric Systems. The program provides a firm understanding of the electrical and computer engineering disciplines that support biometric applications.
The university’s Evansdale campus houses the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, home to the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. These schools grant doctoral and professional degrees in 16 different fields. The university’s local teaching hospital, Ruby Memorial Hospital, is also located here and has been designated a magnet hospital for its ability to attract and retain high quality nursing staff.