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WVU is a national Land Grant, intensive research University that is attractive to people outside the state for several reasons not just the comparatively economical tuition. Often there are majors that are not found in their home states, the proximity to outstanding outdoor venues, Morgantown's comparatively low crime rate, and actual proximity to the states they come from as well as large alumni contingents in those states who readily promote WVU to prospective students there. Having a Top 25 prominence athletic program also increases visibility. The Flying WV is one of the most recognizable symbols in the country.


During the Summer months, most of those students are home working summer jobs and the like. 30,000 traditional students are traded for 10,000 teachers who are here seeking specializations and certifications. They are generally older and have a different characteristic. They quietly spend their evenings and weekends in the local bars.
I agree & I was a bit loose-handed on my post.
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