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The Morgantown Metro Area is home to about 195,000 people, 30,000 of which live in Morgantown proper, the home of West Virginia University. Morgantown has big-city amenities like Broadway theater, a $20+ million ballpark that houses a minor-league team and Big 12 ball games, a diverse food scene and an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. But we’re also proud of our small-town charm and warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Morgantown is closer than you think.

Our Morgantown campus is just 70 miles south of Pittsburgh and three and a half hours from Washington, D.C., with close proximity to several East Coast metros including Columbus, Philadelphia and New York City.

Morgantown is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities and scenic views. World-class whitewater rafting, skiing, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing can be found within a short drive. The town sits along the bank of the Monongahela River and neighbors several state parks, including Coopers Rock State Forest and Ohiopyle State Park.

Morgantown ranked no. 20 in the "50 Best College Towns in America" by Best College Reviews.

What's near Morgantown?


Morgantown is located at the intersection of I-79 and I-68. Detailed driving directions are available for our Downtown Visitors Center and Evansdale Visitors Center.


Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is serviced by 14 airlines and offers nonstop service to 68 U.S. cities. The airport is a 1.5-hour drive to campus.

Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW) offers daily service to Baltimore-Washington International and Pittsburgh International Airport. North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) offers service to Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles and others. 


The Grey Line Mountain Line Bus runs a shuttle from Pittsburgh to Morgantown twice daily. Additionally, Megabus offers daily transfers from Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh, and Greyhound also services the Morgantown area.


The closest Amtrak station is in Granstville, Md., located approximately 48 miles from Morgantown.

Top 15

Among the “Top 15 College Football Towns in the Country” by Bleacher Report

Top 100

Ranked among “Top 100 Best Places to Live” by Livability

Best Small Town

One of “South’s Best Small Towns” by Southern Living

Best Small Sports City

#8 in the “30 Best Small Sports Cities” by Wallet Hub