West Virginia University

As a land-grant institution, the faculty, staff and students at West Virginia University commit to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state and global engagement.

WVU is the only university in the country offering a bachelor of science, master of science and PhD in Forensic Science. WVU is only one of two programs nationally that offers the PhD in forensic science.

The WVU School of Medicine was the first in the country to rotate students through a clinical addiction program, which is now a requirement for all American medical students.

WVU is one of only three institutions that offer a joint petroleum and natural gas engineering ABET-accredited major.



Morgantown, named “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com, is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest.

Mascot: The Mountaineer

R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest research activity as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

University website: www.wvu.edu

International Admissions: admissions.wvu.edu/how-to-apply/international-students

Be sure to visit the university website for the most up-to-date information about their campus.


Top Programs for International Students

  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Business Administration (Undergraduate & MBA)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Finance
  • Forensic Science
  • Exercise Physiology


Costs and Scholarships


  • Tuition & fees: $24,960
  • Room & Board: $10,284
  • Top Scholarships: $5,000-$7,000 per year

Scholarship type: Merit scholarships are based upon incoming GPA. Students with above a 3.0 GPA are considered for scholarships.

Graduate: Varies by program.

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Admission Requirements

What West Virginia University is looking for…

Freshman must have at least a 2.5 GPA average on a 4.0 scale for general admission.

Students must also meet English proficiency standards of either a 61 TOEFL or 6.0 IELTS.

SAT or ACT is optional for admissions, but may allow students to be directly admitted into certain majors.


Connect with Admission Office and Students

Talk to an Admissions Officer

Ashley Givan, International Recruiter

Email: ashley.givan@mail.wvu.edu

Ashley Givan is available to answer all of your questions about WVU. Before coming to WVU, Ashley was an International Student Advisor and understands the student experience. Ashley has spent time traveling in Varanasi, Agra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Hampi and Bangalore.

Ask Ashley questions about the admission process, scholarship opportunities, and life on campus.