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Snapshot of WVU

We know you have many options to consider when selecting universities to recruit from. Here are just a few reasons why recruiting at WVU should be on your radar.

mountaineer excellence

West Virginia University students have a long tradition of winning prestigious, nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships.


Students at the Morgantown campus come from 112 nations, 49 U.S. states (plus D.C.) and all 55 West Virginia counties; 46% are West Virginia residents.

University Rankings

Ranked as a R1 Research University in the 2021 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and named one of the top 2.5% of universities worldwide (Center for World University Rankings).

Academic Excellence

WVU recipients of prestigious scholarships include 25 Rhodes Scholars, 25 Truman Scholars, 46 Goldwater Scholars, 4 George C. Marshall (British) Scholars, 6 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 28 Boren Scholars, 75 Gilman Scholars, 70 Fulbright Scholars, 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, 36 Critical Language Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar, and 27 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.