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West Liberty University

Route 88 PO Box 295
West Liberty, West Virginia
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Main Phone Number: 304-336-5000
Fax: 304-336-8403
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At West Liberty University >> you will experience a caring environment where people are very welcoming and supportive of international students. West Liberty University is the oldest higher education institution in the state of West Virginia, and is located on the east coast of United States within easy reach of several metropolitan cities, including Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Columbus, Ohio; Washington, DC; and New York City, New York. The nearest international airport is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1837 as West Liberty Academy, the university strives to create global graduates who become viable contributors in their communities, with the necessary skills and knowledge to meet and exceed future challenges. West Liberty University is a forward thinking institution dedicated to providing a well-rounded, educationally diverse, liberal arts focused learning experience. Hilltopper Sports: At West Liberty you can pursue your academic goals as well as being a student athlete. As a member of the NCAA and WVIAC, West Liberty University offers a wide range of intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA Division II level, including football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country, wrestling, and track. Programs: WLU is offering more than 60 nationally and global accredited degree programs including specializations in teacher education, business administration, broadcasting and journalism, graphic design, biology and health sciences. Upon graduation students are awarded a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts in Education degree. Accreditation: West Liberty is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has more than 30 programs within the four colleges that are either nationally accredited or meet the standards of national academic/professional organizations. Technology is of the utmost importance at West Liberty with a variety of opportunities including the Student Laptop program where incoming first time freshmen students receive a free laptop, high speed Internet connections in all residence halls, the state-of-art media arts center with top of the line editing systems and text messaging alert system that informs students of campus activities and sends out notices in the case of an emergency.
  • Tuition and Fees

    • Effective Term: 2010-2011
    • Tuition: 11,950
    • Room and Board: 6,870
    • Estimated Additional Expenses: 3,600
    • Average Financial Aid Awarded to International Students: 5,000
  • Statistics

    • Total Undergraduates: 2,603
    • First Years: 960
    • Graduate Enrollment: 48
  • Application Requirements

    • Fall Application Deadline: No application deadlines
    • Spring Application Deadline: No application deadlines
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    • Tests Required for International Students: TOEFL: 61; SAT: 870
    • Other Tests Accepted: IELTS: 5.5; EIKEN: Grade 2A; ACT:18; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 42
  • College Information

  • Attributes

    • Setting: Rural
    • City Size: Small
    • Type of School: University
    • Public/Private: Public
    • Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
    • Calendar: Semester
    • Services for International Students: International Student Advisor, Special International Student Orientation Program
    • Programs Offered: Bachelor's Degree, Graduate or higher
  • Admissions Office

    • Route 88 North
    • PO Box 295
    • CSC 101
    • West Liberty, West Virginia 26074
    • 304-336-8270
    • Admissions Contact Name: Mia Szabo

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