Top Universities in West Virginia

West Virginia University is a leading public research university in the state. It has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, 30 Goldwater Scholars and 19 Truman Scholars. It has been named as one of the best 368 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.

Ranking Performance of West Virginia University (WVU):
- agricultural research at WVUis placed 39th in the National Science Foundation (NSF) rankings.
- ranked as one of the top party schools in the US, placed in the Top 10 in Playboy ranking 2009, and rated 4th nationally in the Princeton Review 2009.
- ranked 32nd for pharmacy program, and 70th for civil engineering, according to the US News 2006 edition of “ America’s Best Graduate Schools”.
- 13th for Landscape Architecture in the America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2006 rankings by DesignIntelligence.
- 48th in the NRC Rankings in Pharmacology Doctoral Programs.
- 72nd for Graduate Nursing Program by USNWR 2007.
- 32nd for Graduate Pharmacy Program by USNWR 2008.

Bethany College is one of America's premier private colleges. It is placed in the top 100 with the highest ranking of any West Virginia college or university in a national survey of higher education by Forbes magazine.

List of colleges and universities in West Virginia:
  • Alderson-Broaddus College
  • American Military University
  • American Public University
  • Appalachian Bible College
  • Bethany College
  • Bluefield State College
  • Concord University
  • Davis & Elkins College
  • Fairmont State University
  • Glenville State College
  • Marshall University
  • Mountain State University
  • Ohio Valley College
  • Salem International University
  • Shepherd University
  • University of Charleston
  • West Liberty State College
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • West Virginia State University
  • West Virginia University
  • West Virginia University Institute of Technology
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Wheeling Jesuit University