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    The Mountain State offers more than 75 colleges, universities, community colleges, and technical schools. The two prominent institutions of West Virginia University - located in Morgantown, and Marshall University - located in Huntington, are popular choices for students in West Virginia. Other four-year institutions include Fairmont State University, Concord University, and Shepherd University. The scenic, mountainous state also offers a variety of private school options, such as David and Elkins College, University of Charleston, and Bethany College. West Virginia Wesleyan College, located in Buckhannon, is a nationally ranked private Christian liberal arts school, and it routinely ranks as one of the Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges.

    • University of Charleston

      University of Charleston Save

      2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, WV 25304
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      The University of Charleston in Charleston, WV enrolls about 1000 undergraduates in its mix of liberal arts and sciences and career-oriented programs. The school sits on the banks of the Kanawha River and is minutes from some excellent mountain biking ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • West Virginia University Institute of Technology

      West Virginia University Institute of Technology Save

      405 Fayette Pike, Montgomery, WV 25136
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      In 1996, West Virginia Institute of Technology merged with West Virginia University, combining the services and affordability of the humongous flagship state university with the accessibility inherent in a small college setting. Career-oriented programs are offered in both engineering and ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Concord University

      Concord University Save

      100 Vermillion Street, Athens, WV 24712
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      "Most students come to this career-oriented liberal arts school in the Appalachian mountains from "smaller high schools in small towns and rural areas" in West Virginia and surrounding states. Many represent the first generation of their families to go to ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Marshall University

      Marshall University Save

      1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, WV 25755
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      This large state university in West Virginia named for famous United States Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Campuses has several campuses speckled throughout the southern part of the state. Students at the main campus in Huntington are rabid followers of ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Wheeling Jesuit University

      Wheeling Jesuit University Save

      316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003
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      The rigorous liberal arts curriculum of this suburban Catholic school is supplemented by a dedication to Jesuit values and ideals. Thanks to WJU's modest size, students can participate in several unique academic programs, including a handful affiliated with NASA. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Alderson Broaddus University

      Alderson Broaddus University Save

      101 College Hill Drive, Philippi, WV 26416
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      "Alderson-Broaddus (pronounced "ALL-dur-sun BRAWD-us") is a small rural college in north central West Virginia surrounded by gorgeous, rolling hills. The campus is the site of the first land battle of the American Civil War. A-B prides itself in its health ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • West Virginia Wesleyan College

      West Virginia Wesleyan College Save

      59 College Ave, Buckhannon, WV 26201
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      "Located in Buckhannon, WV, about halfway between Pittsburgh and Charleston, small West Virginia Wesleyan dedicates itself to "learning based on fundamental principles formed at the intersection of Christian faith and liberal education." The school's Wesley Chapel has a very pretty ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Ohio Valley University

      Ohio Valley University Save

      #1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, WV 26105
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      Ohio Valley College is a tiny Christian liberal arts institution that enrolls just over 500 students. OVU is located on two campuses, one in historic Parkerburg, the other in Vienna, West Virginia. All full-time students are required to take a ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Shepherd University

      Shepherd University Save

      301 North King St, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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      "Shepherd College is a public liberal arts institution that offers an array of arts and science programs as well as pre-professional options. Shepherd enrolls about 4000 students and is located 70 miles from Washington D.C. in historic Shepherdstown, WV. The ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Bethany College

      Bethany College Save

      Main Street, Bethany, WV 26032
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      "Roughly two-thirds of the students at his Christian school located about 40 miles southwest of Pittsburgh come from the eastern part of the United States. Bethany boasts a semi-unique calendar with two semesters and a short January term and a ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Fairmont State University

      Fairmont State University Save

      1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554
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      Fairmont State in north central West Virginia acquired ocean front property in Costa Rica to develop an outdoor classroom for students in natural science, recreation, and other majors. While waiting for their days on the beach, students here can get ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • West Virginia State University

      West Virginia State University Save

      Rte 25, Institute, WV 25112
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      Located eight miles south of Charleston in the small town of Institute, West Virginia State is a historically African-African multi-purpose liberal arts college educating some 4,000 undergraduate students, the average age of whom is 26. Outside of class, leisure options ... learn more

      Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Liberal Arts College, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Land Grant, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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    • There are 41 Colleges in West Virginia.

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