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West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

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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 Mounts 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 stud

Location Information

West Virginia University is located in Morgantown. It is a great college town about an hour south of Pittsburgh, PA and three hour west of Washington DC.

Helpful Information

At West Virginia University you'll enjoy a great academic experience and enjoy a wide variety of experiences outside the classroom. You'll enjoy Big 12 sports and more than 300 student organizations. Great tutoring and friendly faculty and staff. If you are considering WVU for your exchange, please know that Plan B is the most difficult exchange to arrange. WVU is an even school. This means before a plan B student can be accepted, WVU must send out a Plan B student. Most WVU students use Plan A

2019/2020 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Morgantown
Population | 75,000
Enrollment | 26,864
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/20
Spring | 01/13-05/08

Campus Diversity

White | 79%
Black | 4%
Hispanic/Latino | 3%
Asian | 2%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 8%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Dental Hygiene, exercise physiology, forensic identification, medical technology, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and physical therapy

Access to some business courses and some health sciences major courses may be limited.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Forensic Science - We stand above all universities nationally with the largest forensic science and crime scene training complex in the nation — four crime scene houses, a vehicle processing garage, a ballistics test center and special outdoor venues.
  • Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Landscape Architecture/Design
  • Wood Science

Unique Academic Programs

  • Forensic Science
  • Petroleum Engineering

Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Horticulture, Soil Science

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: International Studies, Latin American Studies, Slavic Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Interior Design, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture

Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences

Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism, Writing/Editing

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminology, Forensic Science

Earth Sciences: Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Child Development, Elementary Education, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Special Education

Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mineral/Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Geology, Environmental Studies, Fisheries Science, Wildlife Resources

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Forestry: Forest Management, Wood Science

General Studies: Arts and Science, Individualized Degree Program, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Social Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Parks Administration and Management, Recreation, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links 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 500.00 paper, N/A computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A/B with full-term enrollment
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- 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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 08/12/19.
  • Estimated cost: $4488.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 19
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 19
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/12/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $225 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance $1086 Semester Plan A & B 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/

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,086 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A 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 Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/12/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 20% living on campus
  • Suite: $4178
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 10
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • 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 Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2616 per semester for 20 meals per week.
  • $2400 per semester for 13 meals per week.
  • $2175 per semester for 10 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Other meal plans are available.

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