West Virginia University

United States of America

609th US-News World Ranking

Established in 1867, the West Virginia University is a public land-grant, space-grant, research-intensive university located in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America. The university has its other campuses like West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery and Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser, and a second clinical campus for the University's medical and dental schools at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston.

West Virginia comprises of 15 schools and colleges such as Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, Eberly College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Economics, College of Creative Arts, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources, College of Education & Human Resources, Reed College of Media, College of Law, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, College of Physical Activity & Sports Sciences, University College, University of Interspecies Communication and Honors College. The university offers 191 bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs. The most popular majors at West Virginia University include: Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Social Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The university follows a semester based academic calendar

The total student population at the university is more than 28,700 of which over 22,400 are enrolled in undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the West Virginia University is 19:1 and the acceptance rate is 76%.

The university has produced 24 Rhodes Scholars, 36 Goldwater Scholars and 22 Truman Scholars and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an "R1" Research University (Very High Research Activity). West Virginia University is a leader in biometric technology research and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's lead academic partner in biometrics research.

Notable Alumni: Conchata Ferrell (Actress; known for playing Berta the housekeeper on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men), John Chambers (President and CEO of Cisco Systems)

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The size of the physics department is sufficient to provide research opportunities in a select range of physics subspecialities (condensed matter physics, plasma physics, astronomy/astrophysics, physics education research, and biophysics) without being so large that students are lost in the crowd. Opportunities for collaborative research with other departments in the University also exist and physics graduate students have worked with faculty in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics and chemistry. Applicants are expected to have a bachelor s degree in physics, with upper-division courses in electricity and magnetism, mechanics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and mathematical methods.

Resume/CV, Supplemental Application, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Accelerator Operator.Applications Engineer.Data Analyst.Design Engineer.High School Physics Teacher.IT Consultant.Lab Technician.Laser Engineer.

1st Apr


Anthropology is a deeply comparative and participatory discipline that prepares students for meaningful life and work in our diverse and ever more interconnected world. The curriculum fosters an awareness of the structure and diversity of human societies, past and present, and offers a broad range of perspectives on the experiences and meanings of being human. Students are exposed to the methods of inquiry and to the special knowledge and insights of anthropology. Courses also are intended to facilitate the application of anthropological principles to a wide range of contemporary social problems

3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Charity officer, Community development worker, International aid/development worker, Local government officer, Market researcher, Social researcher

1st Jul


Supported by their experiences in the studio area, art history and criticism, students engage in teaching and related activities: they participate in the School s studio program for children; observe teachers in the public schools; and conclude with a semester practice teaching with carefully selected elementary and secondary school teachers. It takes five years to complete the requirements.

3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Art teachers, Art critics, Art therapists and teacher

1st Jul


The Bachelor of Arts in Art History provides a foundation in the history of art and architecture in its cultural and theoretical context. School of Art and Design courses in Art History introduce tools for the making and analysis of art, including the history of works of art, the language of art and the cultural context for works of art.

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, Artist's Statement, Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation, Writing Sample

Commercial art gallery manager, Conservator, Heritage manager, Museum/gallery curator, Museum/gallery exhibitions officer

1st Jul


The undergraduate programs provide an excellent preparation for students planning to attend graduate school and medical, dental or other medically related professional schools. A degree in biology prepares students for a wide range of careers in the biological sciences including environmental biology, biotechnology, genetics and other biologically related technical fields in government and private industry. With appropriate electives, students with a degree in biology can pursue a career in a wide array of fields including law, journalism, teaching, healthcare administration and business.

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, Artist's Statement, Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation, Writing Sample

Teaching,Higher education lecturer, Microbiologist, Nature conservation officer, Pharmacologist, Physician associate, Research scientist (life sciences), Research scientist (medical), Secondary school teacher.

1st Jul

a) University online application

b) Official transcripts

c) Official SAT/ACT scores

d) Typical SAT scores: Math (470-580), Critical reading (460-560), ACT Composite (21-27)

e) Average GPA 3.42

f) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

g) TOEFL Internet-Based = 61, TOEFL Paper-Based = 500, IELTS = 6.0

h) Acceptance rate: 86% (2015)

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.


Bachelors: $25,320

Fees vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at West Virginia University is $10,000 approx.


Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Bachelors: Fall-June 1, Spring-October 1, Summer-February 15

Masters: February 2

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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