West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Beckley, West Virginia, United States
A campus within the West Virginia University system, WVU Tech offers more than 40 different academic programs and 81 percent of our 1200+ enrolled students receive some form of financial aid. When they’re not busy studying fields such as engineering, criminal justice, nursing, computer science or forensic investigation, Golden Bears enjoy an active student life.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Business & Management (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



Founded in 1895 as the Montgomery Preparatory School, WVU Tech has a rich history of academic excellence. WVU Tech is located in Beckley, West Virginia. 


WVU Tech consists of two academic colleges: the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences. The University offers more than 30 academic programs, including 9 ABET-accredited engineering programs. With an average class size of 17 students, our classes provide students with personalized attention in a supportive environment.

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Housing services

  • Hogan Hall offers suite-style housing in the heart of campus. Residents are just steps away from the LRC, the hub of WVU Tech's campus.
  • The newest residence hall on campus, University offers students spacious suite-style rooms and modern amenities in an inviting atmosphere.

Medical services

Aetna Student Health Insurance Aetna's student insurance plan includes coverage through a national network of providers.

Student Life

Campus life

WVU Tech offers a vibrant student life experience. With more than 40 student organizations, intramural sports, on and off-campus entertainment and access to some of the nation’s best outdoor recreation, WVU Tech students are part of a rich, active college community. A variety of campus services, housing options, dining services and student success programs (Student Success Center and TRIO Student Support Services) are available to on-campus and commuter students alike.


As a division of West Virginia University, WVU Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Several academic programs, including engineering, engineering technology and nursing, hold specialized accreditation.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazingly.. I just need the financial burden lifted on my shoulders

I wat to do work hardly and i want develop my applity
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was studay hardly and i get a good experience for how to developed and how to live,but my univeristy was difficalit to live because the air condition was very hot comper to may barth place, so that it creat different obstacle but i was very successful

Mechanical Engineering
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mechanical Engineering, Paper Mills of Maintenance Department

Beckley, West Virginia, United States


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