Founded in 1867 as one of the first land-grants, West Virginia University is still one of the few schools in the U.S. that is a land-grant, doctoral research university with a comprehensive medical school. Our campus is home to 29,175 students from 50 states and 110 nations. Students choose from 193 degree programs ranging from dance, education, or psychology to political science. We dream big and discover critical breakthroughs in neuroscience, radio astronomy, forensic science, biometrics, biomedical engineering, STEM education, shale gas and public health. With 190,000-plus alumni, the Mountaineer spirit is found around the world.