Have you ever wondered how popular WVU is?

If you’re comparing Facebook fans, it has 60,829, according to a Washington Post blog.

On Sunday (May 1), Post blogger and education reporter Jenna Johnson posted a list of universities by number of Facebook fans, making WVU currently seventh in popularity, just behind The Ohio State University and just ahead of Stanford. WVU is ahead of such others as the University of Virginia, Harvard, Purdue, Virginia Tech and the University of Southern California. Texas A&M University and the University of Texas led the list with 174,644 and 112,774, respectively.

WVU’s page is available at http://www.facebook.com/wvumountaineers

Johnson looked at how many fans universities had on their official fan pages and members in their official groups to make the list. She is continuing to update the list with universities and colleges as she finds more Facebook pages and groups.

The blog can be viewed at: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/campus-overload/2010/05/most_popular_colleges_on_faceb.html#more



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