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West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 6,260 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students Contact the university / college
Institution type Private

About West Virginia University

West Virginia University (WVU) is a public research university in Morgantown, West Virginia. It has 14 colleges and schools offering 184 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in the fields of arts and sciences; creative arts; business and economics; human resources and education; law; engineering and mineral resources; agriculture, natural resources and design; dentistry; journalism; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; public health.

Enrollment for the fall 2011 semester was 29,616 for the main campus, while enrollment across all campuses totaled 32,731. There are 1600 international students attending West Virginia University from over 100 countries.

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Many WVU programs hold specialized accreditation.

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships—24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 35 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, two Morris K. Udall Scholars, five USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), eight Boren Scholars, five Gilman Scholars, 32 Fulbright Scholars, 9 Critical Language Scholars, and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar.

Campus information

At West Virginia University (WVU) you can enjoy sports, adventure and a strong sense of community. On your days off you can take a trip to nearby Monongahela National Forest. It is home to the highest peak in the state as well as rivers, caves, and hiking trails.

The University athletics teams are central to WVU’s school spirt and enjoy a large fan base across the state. You can watch the excitement from the 50,000-seat campus stadium or join your own college sports team.

Hundreds of student organizations, outdoor activities and even a University zip-line create a rounded university experience. Sports, music, media, art, cultural, and academic organizations all offer you the chance to meet new friends and enrich your student life.


You can choose from 12 residence halls as an international student. Housing is available in two campus locations: Evansdale and Downtown.

Depending on the housing option you choose, facilities may include:

  • On-site dining
  • Fitness room
  • Community lounge
  • Cable TV
  • Study room


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 3 Business, Management 3 Computer Science, IT 2 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 1


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