West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV
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Public University

About Our College

Established as West Liberty Academy on March 30, 1837 (26 years before the state was admitted to the Union) under the guidance of Reverend Nathan Shotwell, it was created to respond to the need for higher educational opportunities west of the Appalachian ridge. The institution, originally a normal school, or teachers college, is named after the town in which it is located. West Liberty was so named in the late 18th Century as the westernmost point of the new liberty provided through the Declaration of Independence.

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