Life at WVU
Your world will grow at WVU. The person sitting next to you in class could be from Riyadh, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro or a U.S. state you’ve never visited.
Our students hail from 102 nations, all 50 states (and D.C.) and every county in West Virginia. The blend of cultures that converge in Morgantown will introduce you to new ideas and experiences, and prepare you for your career.Diversity Initiatives
Life in Morgantown
Morgantown is a great small city that’s consistently named as one of the best places to live in the U.S. What makes Morgantown so special? Friendly people, a strong relationship between WVU and the City, a beautiful location and a mix of people from around the world.
By the Numbers
- 30,666 Residents
- 30+ downtown restaurants, including Italian, Thai, Mexican, Middle Eastern and American
- 100+ local places of worship representing over 30 denominations
- 75 miles from Pittsburgh, and within a 500 mile radius of one-half of the U.S. population
Health and Safety
Feeling sick or stressed? WELLWVU can help with on-campus healthcare, counseling services and wellness programs. Don’t forget to say hi to Gretel, the therapy dog, when you visit.
Our campus is generally very safe, and WVU Police officers patrol 24/7 to make sure it stays that way. Residence halls are staffed around the clock. No one can enter a residence hall after midnight without a valid resident identification card.
When emergencies do arise, WVU Alert messages quickly notify the community. You also can download LiveSafe, a free app available on the Apple App Store or on the Google Play Store, for an on-the-go connection with authorities and your family and friends.