My father graduated from WVU and has owned season football tickets for a number of years, so I have grown up going to West Virginia football games my whole life. I have dreamed about going to WVU for as long as I have remembered. I have been here for a year and it is not cracked up to what I had previously imagined.
1. Weather/Climate- Great and comfortable in the summer/fall. Cold, Rainy, Snowy, and extremely windy in the winter. Almost unbearable.
2. Nightlife- Beer drinking heaven! I'm not much into the whole bar scene because I am not 21 but there is parties every night of the week.
3. Faculty- Ok. Not the best. Will not make an effort to know you unless you step up to the plate and are willing to meet them and show you are extemely interested in succeeding in the course. I wouldn't doubt them though, as the majority of the students don't even bother attending class sessions.
4. Transportation- Non-existant. It's better to not even bring a vehicle to Morgantown unless you have your own apartment/house. There is ABSOLUTELY NO parking whatsoever and small streets cause major traffic jams (ex: Beechurst, Mileground, University Ave.). PRT-Personal Rapid Transport (a monorail type vehicle device that is used as transportation between the Evansdale and Downtown campuses)- extremely slow, often breaks down.
Culture- New Jersey Guido Central! I'm from the South and am usually open-minded for diversity but it seems like students from New Jersey/Philadelphia/Pittsburgh flock here in numbers! Sideways hats with the stickers still on them, big bug-looking sunglasses, suped-up drag racing cars that their daddys bought for them, marijuana, canoli-eating, giant ego, assholes who are impatient and can't drive reasonably. Rudeness. No hospitality or friendliness at all.
Food- Awful. Towers is decent. Boreman Hall's menu is set for healthiness but disgusting. Stalnaker is small and crowded. Arnold is just greasy.