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West Virginia University

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Description of West Virginia University

  • Year of foundation: 1867
  • Location: Morgantown, USA
  • Age of students: from 18 years.
  • Number of students: 29 107
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: public research university.

West Virginia University is a public research university, a family of unique campuses united by one mission. From pioneering research at the flagship in Morgantown, career-focused programs at WVU Potomac State, Keyser, to high-tech programs at WVU Tech, Beckley uses its talents and resources to create a better future.

Morgantown, with a population of 30,855, was named america's ninth best university city by Business Insider. It is located near Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the north, and Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in West Virginia University

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All year round
from 25824.00 $ / year
from 25824.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 25632.00 $ / year
from 25632.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

West Virginia University offers apartments on the Morgantown campus.

College Park

Located in the city center.


  • Luxury apartments within walking distance to the city center
  • Monthly electricity surcharge
  • Furnished rooms including full-size beds, individual lockable bedrooms
  • Washing machine/dryer in each unit
  • Open public kitchen with gazebos, summer fireplace, barbecue grill
  • Free round-the-clock fitness center with weight machines, free weights, cardiovascular equipment
  • Common room with billiards, arcade games, multimedia area with game systems
  • Shuttles to campus during the day
  • Private balconies in each apartment
  • On-site parking, guest parking.

University Park

It is located in Evansdale.


  • Luxury apartments
  • Equipped kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, microwave, garbage chute, ice maker
  • Private balcony in each apartment
  • Large yard with artificial turf, volleyball net
  • Illuminated pedestrian bridge connects University Park with the WVU Center for Medical Sciences
  • Retail on site includes IHOP, Friendly Nails, American Dry Cleaners, Anytime Fitness, Smoothie King, Par Mar Convenience Store, Mountaineer Tap House
  • Parking in a closed parking lot.

University Place

Located between downtown and Evansdale.


  • Luxury apartments, townhouses in the immediate vicinity of the city center
  • Fully furnished, lockable bedrooms, bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, appliances including dishwasher and microwave
  • Washing machine, dryer in each unit
  • Flat-screen TV in each living room
  • Private study rooms and open courtyards with Cornhol boards
  • On-site retail includes Insomnia Bakery, Papa Allen's Pizza and Pro Performance.
  • Parking in the garage University Place Parking across the street
  • Pet-friendly options are available in townhouses at an additional cost.


Located in the city center


  • Fully furnished apartments in the city center
  • All utilities are included in the rental
  • Each bedroom has its own lockable bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen with appliances including microwave, dishwasher
  • Common room with TVs, billiards, exercise equipment
  • Laundry on site
  • Parking in the garage or in the parking lot across the street.

Pet-friendly accommodation options are available at an additional cost.

Dining room

4 canteens + outlets: Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, I Love Juice Bar, Which Wich, there are low-calorie or hypoallergenic options.

  • Accommodation and meals (bachelor's degree) – 11 254$
  • Expenses for accommodation and meals (magistracy) - 11 860 $.

Activities West Virginia University

WVU supports a student-centered learning environment – from exciting activities, service projects to resources to help you navigate student life.

The university offers more than 450 student organizations, club sports. All WVU student organizations use the latest platform to build a community where members can focus on connecting the organization with potential new members, keeping active.

WVU participates in the Big 12 conference, 18 inter-university university sports:

  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Wrestling
  • Swimming, etc.


  • West Virginia University is a university that has been awarded the R1 qualification: "Doctoral Studies - Higher Research Activity", according to the classification of Higher Education Institutions of Carnegie.
  • WVU is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education, many WVU programs have specialized accreditation.
  • In fiscal year 2020, WVU achieved a new record for research funding of $195 million. That number includes $95 million from the federal government, $43 million from industry, and $39 million from the state. The top three federal agencies included the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation.
  • University students come from 110 countries, all 50 U.S. states (plus the District of Columbia), 55 counties of West Virginia; 52% of the students are residents of West Virginia.
  • Among the recipients of prestigious WVU scholarships are 25 Rhodes Fellows, 25 Truman Fellows, 46 Goldwater Fellows, 3 George C. Marshall Fellows, 6 Morris K. Udall Fellows, 5 members of the first USA Today All-USA College Academic Group, 68 Fulbright Fellows, 27 National Science Foundation Master's Fellows, and others.
  • 14 colleges offer 359 specialties in agriculture, natural resources, design, art, science, business, economics, art, dentistry, law, media, medicine, etc. Hundreds of remote, online classes are available.

Facilities and equipment at West Virginia University

WVU is a system of 3 unique campuses.

WVU libraries span seven libraries across the state: in Morgantown, they include the Downtown Campus Library, the Evansdale Library, the Library of Medical Sciences, the Law Library, and the West Virginia Center for Regional History. Own collections include more than 1.8 million books, 1.2 million e-books, 176,000 magazines.

The WVU system also includes medical science campuses in Charleston, Martinsburg, as well as seven farms and five forests across the state, The Jackson Mill State State. The WVU system includes 518 buildings. There are 245 buildings on the Morgantown campus (11 on the National Register of Historic Places).

Admission dates and extra charges

Applications for admission next fall are processed from August 15. WVU has a rolling admissions policy, there is no official deadline for applications.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Requirements for applicants for bachelor's degree:

  • The applicant must match the level of English proficiency or apply for conditional admission, as well as admission to the Intensive English Program (IEP). Requirements: IELTS – 6.5, TOEFL – 79.
  • Direct admission to some colleges requires SAT or ACT results, which must be sent to WVU directly from the relevant testing services. For all other specialties, international students are recommended, but not required, to take sat or ACT results. The results of the SAT/ACT are useful for determining eligibility for a scholarship.
  • WVU welcomes applications from students with IGCSE and A-Level certificates from Cambridge International for consideration upon admission. The university requires a minimum of five exams in subjects, of which two must be in English and mathematics. The average score must be at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). A passing score in an English language subject will be considered proof of a sufficient level of English proficiency.

Scholarships West Virginia University

Several scholarships are available to international students

Scholarship of Distinction (first-time freshmen)

Amounts per year during the four years of undergraduate studies.

  • Morgantown – 16 000$
  • Beckley – 12 000$
  • Keyser – $8000.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the average academic score of the high school and test results.

Go First Scholarship (first-time freshmen)

The scholarship is awarded based on test results. The size of scholarships depends on the campus, adjusted as students change campuses in the WVU system.

The scholarship is assigned for 4 years:

  • Morgantown – 12 000$/year.
  • Beckley – 8 900$/g.
  • Keyser – 6 000$/year.

Dean and Excellence Scholarships for Morgantown (first-time freshmen)

The size of the scholarship is $ 4000 / year for up to 4 years.

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