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Old Main at WVU Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV

In the upper Kanawha Valley at Montgomery, WV, in northwestern Fayette County, West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) is a branch of West Virginia University. Formerly the West Virginia Institute of Technology, the institution rises along the banks of the Kanawha River approximately 25 miles southeast of Charleston, WV. Tech's engineering program was ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in 2005 and was also ranked fourth among public comprehensive colleges in the South. Average annual enrollment is in 2005 was 2,500. Students enrolled at Tech also benefit from their proximity to the New River Gorge National River, a unit of the national park system renown for its hiking, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting. The institution was first established as the Montgomery Preparatory School. WVU Tech is now an affiliate of West Virginia University at Morgantown, WV.

Type of institution: Public, four-year plus

Degrees: Master's, Bachelor's, Associate's

Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges, General

General Info: 304-442-3071
Financial Aid: 304-442-3228
Admissions: 304-442-3167

Official Website: http://www.wvutech.edu