West Virginia University issued the following statement on a ranking by The Daily Beast:

Like most of the universities which regularly make these lists (in this case that includes such schools as Arizona State, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Texas, Wisconsin) WVU is a large public university with major achievements in academics, research and outreach, as well as major athletic programs and success.

Some of the best universities in the country typically find themselves on these types of lists because they, like WVU, enjoy a campus life rich with both academic and social opportunities. As always our first priority is, and will remain, the academic achievements and success of our students.

Further, the Department of Education numbers used in this report include non-students. They reflect, however, that WVU strictly enforces laws regarding alcohol and drug abuse in order to help ensure a safe college campus.



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