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New Mountaineers, we can't wait to see you! This summer, we’re hosting in-person New Student Orientation so you and your family can explore your new 51׻ home.

Not a Mountaineer yet? There’s still time to apply as an incoming freshman or transfer student!


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Future Students

Whether you’re just beginning your college search or you’re ready to apply, start here to learn more.

Visit the Future Student Resources website

Admitted Students

Already admitted? Find your next steps to enroll at 51׻ and how to contact us if you have questions.

Visit the Admitted Student Resources website


Is your student admitted to 51׻? Learn about next steps and how to connect with other families.

Graduate School

Explore our graduate and professional programs, estimate costs, review application procedures and apply.

The 51׻ Experience

They say at New Student Orientation that it’s a city with a small-town feel and they are not lying when they say that. I feel like so many people are cheering you on and are there to support you when you need it.

Matthew Hillyer
2024 Exercise Physiology graduate from Princeton, WV


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  • Oglebay Hall is shown on the left side of the screen while the right of the screen highlights campus in the summer. Jun 21st 2024
  • A student wearing safety glasses works at a table in an engineering lab. Jun 12th 2024
  • A graduate wearing a gold cap and gown with a white sash and multiple cords smiles after crossing the Commencement stage. Other graduates can be seen in the background. Jun 11th 2024