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West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

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Features

  1. WVU is committed to groundbreaking research and education.
  2. A leader in education and community engagement.
  3. 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. A large student-centered school made small is personalized with faculty interested in students and over 300 s

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.

2021/2022 Placement

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Host Payment
Open
Home Payment
Limited

2022/2023 Placement

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Host Payment
Excellent
Home Payment
Limited

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | Morgantown
Population | 137,251
Enrollment | 26,839
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/18-12/17
Spring | 01/10-05/06

Campus Diversity

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1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 2%
Black | 4%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 3%
Two or more | 3%
White | 79%
Other | 8%
International | 6%
featured area
research

Academics

Registration
  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Dental hygiene, forensic and investigative sciences, medical technology.

Limitations
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

Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel/Fashion Design
  • Arabic
  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Design
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Studies
  • Fashion/Retail Merchandising
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture/Design
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Management
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy
  • Native American/American Indian Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Organizational Communications
  • Painting
  • Performance and Directing
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Photo Journalism
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Queer, Gay and Lesbian Studies
  • Recording Arts Technology
  • Recreation Management
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Russian
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Sports and Leisure Studies
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Tourism Management
  • Visual Arts
  • Water Management
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Women and Gender Studies

Conditions

GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
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
  • Host/Home Pay
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on either

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/15/21

Finances
  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $5220.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 19
  • Home Payment: 19

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003827

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their 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

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 06/15/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 20% living on campus
  • Suite: $3363
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 10
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 10
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1200
  • Proximity to campus: varies
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
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.

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.

Health

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/15/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1109 Semester Home & Host Mandatory

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

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,109 per semester.

Requirements

  • Health / accident insurance
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Polio
  • Immunization: Meningococcal

Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
Support available for students through the Office of Accessibility Services: https://accessibilityservices.wvu.edu/

Other Health Related Comments
For COVID-19 policies see: https://www.wvu.edu/return-to-campus

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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