About Morgantown & West Virginia
When you enroll at WVU, you will become a member of the vibrant local community.
There is a rich culture of arts, shopping, and fine dining. Live music and entertainment are also consistent cultural aspects of life in Morgantown.
The Morgantown Convention and Visitor's Bureau provides a valuable resource for students, parents, and residents alike. The CVB offers information on hotels, restaurants, events, and will provide maps of the area.
The natural beauty of West Virginia is awe-inspiring. Opportunities for skiing, hiking, rock climbing, white-water rafting, and snowboarding are located within reach of Morgantown.
State history is important to citizens of West Virginians, and Morgantown offers a connection to local and state history at the Morgantown History Museum.
West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.
Morgantown has a very active local government that welcomes citizen contribution. City meetings are broadcasted live on Government Access Channel 15, and streamed on their website. The public portion of city meetings allows residents to take an active role in the community and ask questions of their elected officials.
- The WVU HSC has been awarded an NIH grant and received matching funds that total $53 M over the next five years.
- Our research laboratories are populated primarily by graduate students allowing for personal, one on one training.
- Students obtain excellent postdoctoral fellowships at leading institutions.
- Our stipend is of great value due to our low cost of living in West Virginia.
- Morgantown has been considered one of the best small cities in America.