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Location | Morgantown
Population | 137,251
Enrollment | 26,269
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/20
Spring | 01/13-05/09

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

WVU is committed to groundbreaking research and education.
A leader in education and community engagement.
A welcoming, friendly, diverse and open community .

About This Campus

When you choose West Virginia University, you will become a member of a vibrant local community. Morgantown has been ranked as the #1 Small City in America, the "Best City in the East,” and the "3rd Best Small Town in America". The city is located in the Appalachian Mountains on West Virginia’s northern border. Nearby outdoor recreation opportunities abound. Within 10 minutes you can be water skiing in a lake, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, or camping in the forest. Within 30 minutes, you can be caving or whitewater rafting. Within an hour, you can be snow skiing on nearby slopes. WVU is one of only 43 public universities in the nation that serves both the research and land grant institutions in their state. Founded in 1867, WVU serves students from over 100 countries and nearly all 50 states. With nearly 200 majors there's something for everyone.

Location Information

West Virginia University is located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, a short drive from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Near the center of the East Coast of the United States, WVU offers students the benefits of nature and proximity to the United States' major cities.

Helpful Information

WVU offers a wide variety of academic opportunities, as well as extracurricular experiences. WVU accepts all students on host pay, and carefully reviews all home pay applications to provide as many opportunities as possible to accommodate NSE students. For more information, please contact educationabroad@mail.wvu.edu.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Good
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Dental hygiene, Medicine, Pharmacy, Law, forensic and investigative sciences, medical technology.

Access to all courses is subject to capacity restrictions.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Cybersecurity
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
  • Interactive Design for Media
  • Public Health
  • Organizational Leadership

Unique Academic Programs

  • Music and Art Therapy
  • Technical Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Sport and Adventure Media
  • Sustainable Food and Farming

Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Advertising, Aerospace Engineering... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, N/A computer or 79.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/15/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $5520.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 19
  • Home Payment: 19

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $150 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $225 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Health Insurance fee may be waived if student has his/her own health insurance. To learn more about the student health insurance requirement and waiver eligibility visit this web site: http://studentinsurance.wvu.edu/

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/15/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1200
  • Proximity to campus: varies
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Students aged 23 years or older will not be permitted to live in the on-campus dormitories. Off campus housing rent varies. Some apartments or houses include utilities some do not. Prices vary based on proximity also. The closer to campus, the more costly the rent in many but not all cases. All local bus and University transportation free with student ID. WVU's Off-Campus Housing unit can help find rentals in Morgantown: https://campuslife.wvu.edu/living-off-campus/off-campus-housing

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
For information on dining plans, visit http://diningservices.wvu.edu. WVU can accommodate a wide variety or dietary restrictions.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/15/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1268 Semester Host & Home Waiver Available

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Visit studentinsurance.wvu.edu for policy information.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


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