West Liberty University (WLU) is a four-year, public university offering 21 baccalaureate degrees, 1 associate of science degree (dental hygiene) and 6 master degrees in Education, Biology, Business, Criminology, Physician Assistant Studies, and Professional Studies.
Founded in 1837.
Total Enrollment: 2,526 (Fall 2020)
International Enrollment: Over 50 students from 23 countries
Top 5 degree programs enrolling international students: Business Administration • Education • Biology • Communication • Graphic Design
West Liberty University (WLU) is a four-year, public university offering 21 baccalaureate degrees, 1 associate of science degree (dental hygiene) and 6 master degrees in Education, Biology, Business, Criminology, Physician Assistant Studies, and Professional Studies. The school is recognized for its educational quality, vibrant campus life, small classes and affordability. In 2013 our historic campus was named the safest campus in the state of West Virginia, U.S.A. WLU is located in a rural setting in the small town of West Liberty, but close to the city life of Wheeling, West Virginia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of America’s most progressive cities. Our region is rich with concerts, museums, and shopping opportunities. The Pittsburgh international airport is located within one-hour of campus and can easily connect you to destinations across America and around the world. Being located in the eastern part of the United States, the West Liberty campus is within a day’s drive of half the population of the United States including New York City, Washington DC, and Chicago. The International Student Services Office at WLU provides on-going support for students, including many cultural activities and events off-campus.
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Why should you choose West Liberty?
International students have unique educational opportunities that are not found at many other universities in the United States. For example, ambitious students have the opportunity to join the Honors College at West Liberty and be part of a selective academic community of highly motivated and intellectually advanced students. Students accepted in the Honors College are able to engage in exceptional experiences that develop excellence in leadership, scholarship, and services.
Cost of Attendance
Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2020-21 Academic Year (Two Semesters)
Undergraduate tuition: $16,990
Total: $26, 796/ academic year (two semesters)
International Financial Aid
Academic Scholarships are available for international students. All applicants to WLU are considered for scholarships at the time the admission application and supporting documents are received. The highest academic scholarship offered at WLU is in the amount of $12,000 per year. In addition to receiving academic scholarship, students receive other benefits under our scholarship programs. More information can be found at: http://westliberty.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-2/ There is no deadline to apply for scholarships.
International Admissions Requirement
TOEFL (Internet-based): 61
EIKEN: Grade 2A
GTEC CBT: 1051-1075
Duolingo English Test (85+)
Visit the West Liberty website at www.westliberty.edu for detailed application instructions and to apply.
Accreditation and Academic Rankings
Accredited by Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The U.S. News and World report college rankings lists West Liberty University as 5th in the Top Public schools in the category Regional Colleges South.
English Language Program
Intensive English program is not available.
Housing and Meals
West Liberty offers on-campus housing though its residential community program. Our residence hall communities are designed to be active centers of student life, as we believe a residence hall is more than a place to relax between classes or sleep. The residence life staff encourages students to maintain an open-minded approach to the challenges and opportunities presented daily by residential communities in order to grow in citizenship and leadership. West Liberty University has six residence halls, three apartment complexes, six cabins, and several campus houses as a part of our residential community. Every student has 19 meals per week plus additional $100 per semester for extra costs for food on campus. The main eating place, the marketplace, has different menus every day, provides food for every taste and preferences.
Phone: (304) 336-5000 | Located: 101 Faculty Dr., Wheeling, WV 26003 | E-Mail: email@example.com