Why choose WVU?

A great place to call home


Morgantown is located in north central West Virginia, near the Pennsylvania and Maryland borders. It is easily accessible via Interstates 79 and 68, both of which traverse the city.

  • 30,666 permanent residents
  • Additional 28,766 full-time West Virginia University students
  • Vibrant, diverse college town atmosphere
  • Ranked 18th best college town by Business Insider
  • Named best small city in the East by Rating Guide to Life in America’s Small cities
  • Ranked number 1 dream town in the country by bizjournals.com
  • Low cost of living relative to larger cities
  • Many residents own their own homes, but rental options abound as well
  • Low crime rate
  • Relatively short commute time from all Morgantown neighborhoods, leaving more time after work to spend with family and on activities
WVU Medicine is headquartered in Morgantown, West Virginia, a vibrant city located along the Monongahela River and close to the Pennsylvania border in the north central part of the state. The seat of Monongalia County and the home of West Virginia University, Morgantown has been voted Best Small City by numerous national organizations. With excellent schools, diverse restaurants, and outdoor activities, Morgantown is one of the major growth areas in West Virginia.

To learn more about Morgantown, watch this video from the West Virginia Division of Tourism.

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