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    WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY - [WVU], MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA

    Morgantown, West VirginiaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    28406enrollment
    8.5/10

    West Virginia University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

    West Virginia University is a government-owned land-grant university in West Virginia, USA. It is spread through four campuses, each specialized for particular courses. The main campus is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, and was founded in 1867.

    West Virginia University offers admissions at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels of study. It is a very high-rated research university, as it is classified as R1 Doctoral University (The highest rating amongst research universities), and is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.

    The Potomac State college of WVU offers 4-year programs with the lowest tuition fees in the nation. The 14 colleges of WVU offer degrees in more than 380 majors, and deeply follow the values like Service, Respect, Accountability and Curiosity. The university is known for its excellent faculty members, 19 of whom have been rewarded professors of the year. They prepare their students to be the first in every field of their lives.

    Highlights

    Type of University Public
    Year of Establishment 1867
    Campus Setting Urban
    Number of Colleges  14
    Total Enrollment 26,864

    West Virginia University Rankings

    • West Virginia University was ranked 228 among national universities in America by the US News survey 2020.
    • Niche ranked this university as 6th best Party School and 15th best Greek Life College in America for the year 2020.
    • WVU was ranked under 350 best schools for Material Science in the world by QS World Universities ranking survey 2020.

    West Virginia University Campus

    West virgina university Campus

    The four campuses of WVU include the main campus and research college in Morgantown, Potomac State College in Keyser, WVU Institute of Technology in Beckley, and medical and health science college in Charleston and Martinsburg.

    • The main campus in Morgantown welcomes students from about 118 countries in the world. Of the total 29,933 students, 12,811 are from Virginia.
    • The university has more than 500 student organizations, offering a plethora of activities for its students.
    • The most unique feature of the West Virginia University is its official Quidditch club, where the sport is played regularly, to be cherished by all Potterheads.
    • The university houses fitness centers, swimming pools, elevated tracks, and adventure sports opportunities for its students. The university teams compete in 18 different sports every year.

    Residence Facilities at West Virginia University

    The university provides on-campus housing facilities to its students in its 12 Residential Halls, and University Apartments in 4 different locations.

    • The on-campus housing options are available for both undergraduate and graduate students.
    • The residential halls are coed, except Boreman North, which is exclusively reserved for females. The residential Halls are well furnished and have the capacity in the range of 250-500.
    • The University Apartments provide a very flexible way of living to the students and come with amenities like well-furnished rooms, fitness centers, community rooms, and TVs. The Apartments range from 1 BHK to 4 BHK.
    • The students can choose from different dining plans available, online order facilities are also available.
    • On-campus parking and Cab facilities are available to assist student transportation.

    Programs offered at West Virginia University

    West Virginia University offers programs in more than 130 undergraduate, more than 210 graduate, and more than 600 online certification courses in various fields including Business, Science, Creative Arts, Arts and Health Sciences.

    • Some of the Undergraduate degrees offered are B.S, B.S, B.S.N, among others. The master's degrees offered include MS, MA, MBA among others.
    • It offers some of the rare majors like joint majors in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, and the Aquatics Therapy program.
    • The Medical School of WVU was the first medical school in the USA to start rotation of students through clinical addiction programs.
    • It is one of only two universities that offer a PhD in Forensic Science.
    • The university spent more than USD 185 million in research projects in 2017.

    Top Programs in the West Virginia University 

    Admission Process

    International students who want to seek admissions at West Virginia University can follow the below-mentioned application process:

    Application Portal: Students can apply via the WVU application or Common application

    Application Fee: The application fee is USD 65.

    English Proficiency Requirements:

    Test Name Undergraduate Graduate
    TOEFL iBT 79 79
    IELTS 6.5 6.5
    PTE 53 53

    Supporting Documents:

    • Academic Transcripts
    • Passport / Visa
    • Scores of Standardized Exams to study in the USA
    • Letter of Recommendations (program specific)
    • Statement of Purpose

    Application Deadline:

    Session Deadline
    Summer February 15
    Fall June 1
    Spring October 1

    Cost of Attendance

    The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study at the university is mentioned below:

    Type of Expenditure Total cost for one year in USD
    Tuition fees 25,320
    Books and Supplies 950
    Room and Board 11,062
    Other Expenditures 2,750
    Total cost of one year 40,082

    Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

    The International students are provided various scholarships opportunities to afford their study in the USA by the university, some of which are listed below (for the undergraduate students) :

    Name of the scholarship Eligibility High School CGPA Application Deadline Benefits in USD
    International Scholarship Level 1 3.5 or above July 15 3,000 - 7,000
    International Scholarship Level 2 3.25 - 3.5 July 15 2,500 - 6,000
    International Scholarship Level 3 3.0 - 3.25 July 15 2,000 - 5,000

    Apart from these, the students can also apply for the various private scholarships available.

    Alumni Network

    Over 200,000 alumni are spread through 135 nations in the world. The WVU Alumni gets the following benefits:

    • Discounts at more than 150,000 stores.
    • Participation in alumni fests and game-day events

    Some of the notable WVU alumni are John T. Chambers, Chris Sarandon, Stephen Coonts, among others.

    Placements

    According to a survey, the average salary of a WVU alumni is USD 68,000 and ranges from USD 63,000 to USD 77,000. The highest salary amounts to 77,000 and is recorded for the position of Software Engineer. Other handsome salaries are offered for various managerial positions like Project Manager and HR Manager.

    $ 24,8401st YEAR
    FEES

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Apr 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL79|GRE300

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Apr 01

    Application Deadline

    $ 24,8401st YEAR
    FEES

    14 months

    Course Duration

    Mar 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL92|GMAT500

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Apr 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL79

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    West Virginia University Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    31900
    FAFSA Code
    003827
    Application Cost
    $45
    Accreditation
    NCA
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $23,640 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    TOEFL-61--
    IELTS-6--
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score11151020121031
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing560510610-
    Mathematics555510600-
    ACT Check Detailed Score24212764
    English242127-
    Mathematics231926-

    West Virginia University Acceptance Rate

    71.9 %

    acceptance rate

    20594

    total applicants

    31900

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    50.7%

    Male

    49.3%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    71.9%
    Total Applicants
    33635
    Total Enrolled
    24183
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    71.9%
    Total Applicants
    10734
    Total Enrolled
    7717

    West Virginia University enrollment

    Enrollment
    West Virginia University Enrollment
    31900
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    24183
    Graduate Enrollment
    7717
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    50.4%

    Attendance Cost

    $23640

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $23,640 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $24,462 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $900 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $10,576 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $2,620 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $8,340 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $2,620 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $2,620 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $2,620 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Arts Programs
    National Association of Schools of Art and Design
    Clinical Science Programs
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    Clinical Science Programs
    Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    335142420993051573

    Ranking

    20212020201920182017
    US News logo

    US News

    RANKED  #616

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    Center for World University Rankings logo

    Center for World University Rankings

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    College Rating

    Based on 11 Students Rating

    8.5 out of 10
    9.1/10Academic
    8.8/10Accommodation
    9.1/10Faculty
    9.2/10Infrastructure
    8.5/10Placement
    9.0/10Social Life

    Reviews

    NZ
    8.3 /10

    I was looking through all the universities and required admission score to them. I didn't score really good so my search for the universities automatically got narrowed out. Then I looked for the universities offering the majors and the ranks. I applied to 6 and got admitted to 5. I choose this because this was the only that offered my Civil Engineering as a direct degree program, while others that I had applied were offering me other majors like Computer Science or Computer Engineering that I decided not to study later on after applying.

    Course Curriculum :

    Every course curriculum and academics is highly updated and is always kept relevant to what a student wants to study. Every student has one advisor who guides to every step to the degree program and helps maintain things like GPA, Tracks, Scholarships, and Classes that you need to take. Anytime I or anybody has a problem with anything, they can always contact their advisor and they will guide them to the right resources.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    SG
    9.5 /10

    I decided to opt for this particular college after my education counselor also suggested this college to me. Also, one of my friend's sister had studied at this college and told us about the high placement rates and all. I paid $60 as the application fee for the admission which I applied through the common app.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program teaches us to develop and produce persuasive and educational messages and integrated communications campaigns that employ both public relations and advertising tactics. In this major, we select an area of emphasis in either Advertising or Public Relations to complement your integrated strategic communications course work.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    MZ
    9.5 /10

    The main reason why I opted for a college in the USA was the wide exposure and great career opportunities that I here. As required in the admission criteria I applied to this university through the official website of the college and paid $65 for it.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program aims at preparing us for both professional and research careers. The department offers a 1-year program that prepares us for careers in design and technical leadership.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    TS
    7.8 /10

    The main reason why I opted for a college in the USA was the wide exposure and great career opportunities that I here. As required in the admission criteria I applied to this university through the official website of the college and paid $65 for it.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program aims at preparing us for both professional and research careers. The department offers a 1-year program that prepares us for careers in design and technical leadership. The program is tightly packed, so it's quite rigorous but at the same time is very effective.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    AS
    8.2 /10

    I decided to opt for this particular college after my education counselor also suggested this college to me. Also, one of my friend's sister had studied at this college and told us about the high placement rates and all. I paid $60 as the application fee for the admission which I applied through the common app.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program teaches us to develop and produce persuasive and educational messages and integrated communications campaigns that employ both public relations and advertising tactics. In this major, we select an area of emphasis in either Advertising or Public Relations to complement your integrated strategic communications course work.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    304-293-0111
    TELEPHONE
    PO Box 6201 Morgantown, West Virginia 26506
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

    • Book Store
    • Super Market
    • Shopping Mall
    • Pharmacy
    • Airport

    Book Store

    West Virginia University Bookstore0.20 km
    The Book Exchange0.43 km
    Bookholders0.53 km
    BookHolders (Morgantown, WV)0.56 km
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    Shopping Mall

    South High Station1.05 km
    Suncrest Towne Centre2.33 km
    SsaoHo hearing oFc3.42 km
    Mountaineer Mall3.43 km
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    Airport

    Hospital Helipad1.88 km

    Super Market

    Von Son Asian Market0.50 km
    ALDI2.85 km
    Giant Eagle Supermarket4.43 km
    Family Dollar5.29 km
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    Pharmacy

    Mountaineer Pharmacy1.87 km
    Kroger Pharmacy1.90 km
    Amy C. Dixon, PharmD1.91 km
    Jeremy R. Fox, PharmD1.91 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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