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Find Your Path Here

At West Virginia University, you will find your family, your mentors, a purpose and your friends.

Elevate your academic career with us.

WVU offers a diverse selection of academic programs and state-of-the-art resources to help you reach your potential. You will find countless chances to create your own experience. To not only learn, but do.

Rankings and Majors

Unlock your potential with scholarships.

Take advantage of our generous international scholarships and make your dream education a reality. How do you qualify? Just apply to WVU and we'll take care of the rest. Hard work pays off. Literally.

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Experience our campus, discover your future.

Explore the possibilities at WVU. Take a virtual tour or schedule a visit to experience the energy and opportunities of our vibrant community. See our facilities, learn more about our programs and soak in West Virginia’s natural beauty.

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Earn a World-Class Degree

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Many degree programs hold specialized accreditation.

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We Are R1

WVU is in the most elite category of research schools, R1 — alongside Harvard, Yale and Johns Hopkins.

What does R1 mean for you? The best faculty and students want to be at R1 institutions. You will work with incredible researchers and professors in world-class facilities, and your degree will be respected.

For more rankings and reasons to choose WVU, request our viewbook for international students.

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Make It Your Own

With over 130 undergraduate majors and 152 minors to choose from, you can customize your WVU degree to match your career goals. Dual majors, accelerated programs and certificates are available too.

Are you interested in earning a graduate degree? We offer over 200 master’s, doctoral and professional degrees, including medicine, engineering, business and forensic science.

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Explore Scholarships

Follow your dreams with the help of WVU scholarships.

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Do you qualify?

You may be eligible for a scholarship from WVU if you are applying to an on-campus program as a first-time freshman or transfer student.

Scholarship amounts for fall 2024 range from:

  • $8,000 to $17,000 per year for first-time freshmen
  • $8,000 to $11,000 per year for transfer students

ACT or SAT scores are not required for first-time freshman scholarships.

No separate application is required. We automatically review your admissions application for WVU scholarship eligibility.

A Special Place

At WVU you will find friendly people and a great mix of students and faculty from around the U.S. and the world.

Imagine Yourself at WVU

WVU’s hometown — Morgantown, West Virginia — is a friendly small city with big city opportunities, cultural activities and outdoor recreation. From here you will be within driving distance of major urban centers, including:

  • Pittsburgh, 70 miles/112 km
  • Washington, D.C., 205 miles/330 km
  • New York City, 378 miles/608 km

Explore the map to find other cities near WVU. But you do not have to leave town to find what you need. Morgantown is a growing regional hub for healthcare, shopping, sports, technology, the performing arts and tourism. West Virginia was named a Top Travel Region to visit in 2022 by Lonely Planet: the only U.S. state selected.

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We're Here to Help

Hello, I'm Gary Laruta! I'm a WVU admissions counselor for international students.

To start learning about WVU, check out my answers to common questions and request our international student viewbook.

I look forward to helping you take the next step in your educational journey. Please contact me directly via WhatsApp at +1 (724) 261 2861 to talk more about WVU.

Let's get started on your journey to success!

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