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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

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Morgantown
Population | 75,000
Enrollment | 29,933
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/18-12/17
Spring | 01/10-05/06

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

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel/Fashion Design
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Studies
  • Fashion/Retail Merchandising
  • Finance/Banking
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture/Design
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Painting
  • Performance and Directing
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Recreation Management
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Russian
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Statistics
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Tourism Management


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 Students
  • Figures are current as of 10/28/20.
  • 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 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
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 10/28/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $225 Year 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/

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

Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment 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 10/28/20

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.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 10/28/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1086 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

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

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