West Virginia University

About us

West Virginia is a Top 100 Public University (U.S. News & World Report 2018). It is known for pioneering research, academic excellence and forward-thinking values. You can choose from a wide range of unique degrees at the University, including Forensic Science, Athletic Training and an ABET-accredited Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program. The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is in the top 10 percent of all engineering schools in the USA for offering the best value for the money for undergraduate degree programs (College Factual, 2017).

Researchers at the University developed the first accredited forensic science program in the US, in partnership with the FBI. The University is also home to the world’s first institute dedicated to the study of human memory, the Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute. Currently, more than 100 faculty members are exploring energy issues.

With your future in mind, West Virginia University posts more than 7,000 internship opportunities each year. Students attend career fairs with top employers, including Amazon, NASA, Facebook, Apple, and National Geographic.

Life on campus

Gaining a degree from West Virginia University will set you up for the future, while you enjoy every minute of the school spirit. WVU is proud of its sporting legacy, and football and basketball have many fans across the state of West Virginia. You can join in with the excitement at games played in the huge stadium, singing the anthem, Country Roads.

You’ll meet new friends having the same experience as you when you join in with one of the many student organizations. Living in the Mountain State, you’ll be able to go on bike rides, hikes, and outdoor adventures together. Your homely residence halls will be a comforting place to return to at the end of the day.

You don’t need to travel far to find excitement. West Virginia is the only university with a zip-line canopy tour!


#99 Public University (U.S. News and World Report, 2018)

Academic entry requirements
  • GPA 2.5
  • SAT or ACT scores (depending on college)

IGCSE and O-Level Certificates from Cambridge International are also considered: Minimum of five subject passes (including English and Mathematics) with at least GPA 2.5.

 English Language requirements
  • TOEFL Internet-Based = 61
  • TOEFL Paper-Based = 500
  • IELTS = 6.0

IGCSE or GCSE Certificates from Cambridge International will also be accepted for English Proficiency (subject pass in English).

TOEFL/IELTS scores not required for applicants who have completed English composition courses at a U.S. institution and are equivalent to the WVU’s English 101 and 102 with a “B” average.

How to Apply:

1. Select a Program

2. Select Start date

3. Register and pay the $95 application fee

What is next:

In 2-3 days, we will contact you to schedule your interview


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Morgantown, WV 26506


Available courses

Course Name Price from Start Date Duration & Tuition Application fee  
Direct Admission: Bachelor's Degrees

If you meet the language and academic requirements, you can apply directly to one of the degree programs at West Virginia University. This is an excellent opportunity for students who speak English as a first language or with high IELTS or TOEFL scores to attend the University.

English language entry requirements

English Language proficiency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • 6.0 Overall IELTS
  • 61 Overall TOEFL
  • SAT Reading Test 20.0
  • ACT English 19

A passing grade in the subject of English on the IGCSE Certificates from Cambridge International Student home country is one of the following and native language is English: Australia, Bahamas, Belize, British Territories, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom

Academic entry requirements

2.5 US GPA

Some colleges and programs have additional admission standards that exceed the requirements for admission to WVU. Also, some Engineering majors may reach capacity and therefore will be restricted from entry. Please note: Admission to the University does not ensure admission into a specific school or college.

Undergraduate degrees

  • Accounting (B.S.)
  • Advertising and Public Relations: Strategic Communications (B.A.)
  • Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
  • Agribusiness Management (B.S.)
  • Agricultural and Extension Education (B.S.)
  • Agroecology (B.S.)
  • Animal and Nutritional Sciences (B.S.)
  • Anthropology (B.A.)
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology (B.S.)
  • Art Education (B.F.A.)
  • Art History (B.A.)
  • Ceramics (B.F.A.)
  • Graphic Design (B.F.A.)
  • Intermedia/Photography (B.F.A.)
  • Painting (B.F.A.)
  • Printmaking (B.F.A.)
  • Sculpture (B.F.A.)
  • Athletic Coaching Education (B.S.)
  • Athletic Training (B.S.)
  • Biochemistry (B.S.)
  • Biology (B.A./B.S.)
  • Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
  • Biometric Systems (B.S.)
  • Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
  • Chemistry (B.S.)
  • Child Development and Family Studies (B.S.)
  • Civil Engineering (B.S.)
  • Communications Studies (B.A)
  • Computer Engineering (B.S.)
  • Computer Science (B.S.)
  • Criminology (B.A.)
  • Dance (B.A.)
  • Dental Hygiene (B.S.)
  • Design Studies (B.S.)
  • Economics (B.A.)
  • Economics (B.S.)
  • Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
  • Elementary Education (B.A.)
  • Energy Land Management (B.S.)
  • Engineering (B.S.)
  • English (B.A.)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (B.S.)
  • Environmental and Energy Resources Management (B.S)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (B.S.)
  • Environmental Geoscience (B.A.)
  • Environmental Soil and Water Sciences (B.S.)
  • Exercise Physiology (B.S.)
  • Fashion Dress and Merchandising (B.S.)
  • Finance (B.S.)
  • Forensic and Investigative Science (B.S.)
  • Forest Resources Management (B.S.)
  • General Business (B.S.)
  • Geography (B.A.)
  • Geology (B.S.)
  • Global Supply Chain Management (B.S.)
  • Health Informatics and Information Management (B.S)
  • History (B.A.)
  • Horticulture (B.S)
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management (B.S.)
  • Human Nutrition and Food (B.S.)
  • Immunology and Medical Microbiology (B.S.)
  • Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
  • Interior Design (B.S.)
  • International Studies (B.A)
  • Journalism (B.S.)
  • Landscape Architecture (B.S.)
  • Latin American Studies (B.A.)
  • Management (B.S.)
  • Management Information Systems (B.S.)
  • Marketing (B.S.)
  • Mathematics (B.A./B.S.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
  • Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.)
  • Mining Engineering (B.S.)
  • Multidisciplinary Studies: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design (MDS)
  • Multidisciplinary Studies: Arts and Sciences (MDS)
  • Multidisciplinary Studies: Education and Human Services (MDS)
  • Multidisciplinary Studies: Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (MDS)
  • Multidisciplinary Studies: Creative Arts (MDS)
  • Music (B.A.)
  • Music: Contemporary and Integrative Performance (B.A.)
  • Music Composition (B.M.)
  • Music Education (B.M.)
  • Music Industry (B.A.)
  • Music Performance: Instrumental (B.M.)
  • Music Performance: Jazz Studies (B.M.)
  • Music Performance: Piano (B.M.)
  • Music Performance: Voice (B.M.)
  • Music Performance: Woodwinds (B.M.)
  • Music Therapy (B.M.)
  • Nursing (B.S.)
  • Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.)
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (B.S.)
  • Pharmacy (PHARM. D.)
  • Philosophy (B.A.)
  • Physical Education: Teacher Education (B.S.)
  • Physics (B.A./B.S.)
  • Political Science (B.A.)
  • Psychology (B.A./B.S.)
  • Public Health (B.S.)
  • Recreation Parks and Tourism Resources (B.S.)
  • Regents Bachelor of Arts (R.B.A.)
  • Religious Studies (B.A.)
  • Slavic and East European Studies (B.A.)
  • Social Work (B.S.W.)
  • Sociology (B.A.)
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology (B.S.)
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology (B.S.)
  • Sport Management (B.S.)
  • Sports and Adventure Media (B.S.)
  • Theatre and Dance: Acting (B.F.A.)
  • Theatre (B.A.)
  • Theatre and Dance: Musical Theatre (B.F.A.)
  • Puppetry (B.F.A.)
  • Theatre Design and Technology (B.F.A.)
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Resources (B.S.)
  • Women's and Gender Studies (B.A.)
  • Wood Science and Technology (B.S.)
  • World Languages Literatures and Linguistics (B.A.)
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