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Dream Big at WVU

An education that sets you up for the future with a unique school spirit

Your studies

West Virginia is a Top 100 Public University (U.S. News & World Report 2018). It is known for pioneering research, academic excellence and forward-thinking values. You can choose from a wide range of unique degrees at the University, including Forensic Science, Athletic Training and an ABET-accredited Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program. The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is in the top 10 percent of all engineering schools in the USA for offering the best value for the money for undergraduate degree programs (College Factual, 2017).

Researchers at the University developed the first accredited forensic science program in the US, in partnership with the FBI. The University is also home to the world’s first institute dedicated to the study of human memory, the Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute. Currently, more than 100 faculty members are exploring energy issues.

With your future in mind, West Virginia University posts more than 7,000 internship and job opportunities each year. Students attend career fairs with top employers, including Amazon, NASA, Facebook, Apple, and National Geographic.

Life on campus

Gaining a degree from West Virginia University will set you up for the future, while you enjoy every minute of the school spirit. WVU is proud of its sporting legacy, and football and basketball have many fans across the state of West Virginia. You can join in with the excitement at games played in the huge stadium, singing the anthem, Country Roads.

You’ll meet new friends having the same experience as you when you join in with one of the many student organizations. Living in the Mountain State, you’ll be able to go on bike rides, hikes, and outdoor adventures together. Your homely residence halls will be a comforting place to return to at the end of the day.

You don’t need to travel far to find excitement. West Virginia is the only university with a zip-line canopy tour!

Gain an education that will set you up for the future.

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Undergraduate majors


Graduate programs


Academic entry requirements
  • GPA 2.5
  • SAT or ACT scores (depending on college)

IGCSE and O-Level Certificates from Cambridge International are also considered: Minimum of five subject passes (including English and Mathematics) with at least GPA 2.5.

English Language requirements
  • 6.0 overall IELTS
  • 61 overall TOEFL (iBT)
  • 500 overall TOEFL (PBT)
Graduate admissions tests


Most popular majors

Engineering, Forensic and Investigative Science, Marketing, Nursing, Hospitality and Tourism Management and Social Sciences, Communication, and Journalism.

Institution type


  • Ranking: #99 Public University (U.S. News and World Report, 2018)
  • #187 National Universities (U.S. News and World Report, 2018)
  • 1 of 3 US universities with an ABET-accredited petroleum and natural gas engineering program
  • Top research instution in the nation wit hth R1 designation
  • 40 safest campsues in the US (National Council for Home Safety and Security, 2017)
  • #151 in Business Programs (U.S. News and World Report, 2018)
  • #110 in Best Undergradaute Engineering Programs (U.S. News and World Report, 2018)
Specialized accreditations

ABET – accredited petroleum and natural gas engineering program, Forensic Science, Criminology, Biomedical Engineering, Interior Design, Computer Science

Average class size

20-49 students

Student-to-faculty ratio


Student population

28,488 undergraduate students
4,598 grad students
1,540 professional students

International student population


Countries represented


Number of alumni



Morgantown, WV

Campus setting

Small City

Campus size

245 buildings on 2,800 acres

Nearest big city

Pittsburgh, PA

Student clubs and organizations



Social life

Living in the Mountain State, you’ll have endless opportunities to experience the great outdoors with your university friends. Beautiful mountains and wild rivers, for white-water rafting, hiking, and rock climbing, can be found close to the University.

Joining a student organization is the best way to get into the school spirit. Explore areas of special interest to you, from academic subjects and art to music, media, and sports.

Home life

International students live in one of 12 residence halls at the University. Living in halls is a great way to connect with your fellow students and support each other throughout your time at WVU. Each one offers public spaces for you to meet friends, study and relax. Wi-Fi is available throughout, and many halls offer dining on site.

Learn more about student life at West Virginia University.


The small and friendly college city of Morgantown sits on the banks of the Monongahela River, and has close links with the University. Close by, Monongahela National Forest is the place to discover rivers, caves and trails – and the highest peak in the state.

If you like to explore new cities, take a road trip to Pittsburg, PA, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, OH, and New York, NY.

Experience the school spirit at West Virginia University.

Degree programs
Tuition & Fees
 Undergraduate Direct Entry (per year)
  • $23,616
Average Room and Board Expense
  • $10,284 USD

(Estimated rates for 2018-19. Rates are subject to change. Listed costs are based on two semesters with a minimum of 12 credits each. Room and board costs are based on double occupancy in a residence hall and a 15-meal plan.)

International Application Fee (nonrefundable)
  • $60 USD
Annual Student Health Insurance Rates
  • $1,824 USD
Annual Books and Supplies (approximately)
  • $900 USD
Annual University Fee
  • $1,320 USD
Annual College Tuition Fee
  • $1,680 USD
Annual Transportation Fee
  • $1,620 USD

  • US university fees are given in United States Dollars (USD).
  • Prices are estimated and subject to change without notice.
  • For details on all University fees and approximate costs of getting a North American degree, please contact a Student Enrolment Advisor.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester 2019
Direct Entry Undergraduate June 1, 2019

Next start dates

Summer Semester 2018


Fall semester 2019


"I will take home a fantastic experience that no other place could provide. The diversity on campus is great and being the vice president of an international club, I'm lucky to have worked with and interacted with people from so many countries and different cultural backgrounds. It is essential to have a global mindset and WVU has provided exactly that to me."

Pranav from India
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