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West Virginia University

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Overview

Founded in 1867, West Virginia University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Morgantown (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), West Virginia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Keyser, Montgomery, Charleston, Martinsburg. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, West Virginia University (WVU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. West Virginia University (WVU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank course levels and areas of studies matrix below for further details. This 150 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WVU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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General Information


Name
Acronym WVU
Founded 1867
Motto ??ste? t?? ??et??, ?? d? t? ??et? t?? ???s?? To faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge. (2 Peter 1:5)
Colours Old gold and blue
Mascot The Mountaineer
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Location


Address Stewart Hall, 1500 University Avenue
Morgantown
26506-6201 West Virginia
United States
Population range 10,000-49,999
Telephone +1 (304) 293 0111
Telefax +1 (304) 293 3080
Other locations Keyser, Montgomery, Charleston, Martinsburg
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Areas of Studies


Undergraduate Postgraduate

Pre-Bachelor degrees
PreBachelor degrees


Bachelor degrees
Bachelor degrees

Master degrees
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Doctoral degree
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Important: please contact or visit the official website of West Virginia University for detailed information on areas of studies and course levels currently offered; the above information matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range


Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local students 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro)
International students over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) 15,000-17,500 US$ (11,000-12,900 Euro)

Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by area of studies, course level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate West Virginia University's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above tuition range information is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Admissions


Gender Admission Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office PO Box 6009
Morgantown 26506-6009
Phone +1 (304) 293 2121
800 344 9881

Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by area of studies, course level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate West Virginia University's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile


Student Enrollment Total Student Enrolment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty and Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None
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Facilities and Services


Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of West Virginia University for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition Accreditation Seal

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism & Mass Communications
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Dietetics Association



Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the West Virginia University as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Affiliations and Memberships section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations

  • West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)


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