West Virginia State University

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Founded in 1891 as a Historically Black University.


West Virginia State University, a public university located in the capital city of Charleston, West Virginia, offers 23 baccalaureate degrees and 5 graduate degrees in public administration, media studies, biotechnology, and criminal justice.

WVSU offers a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, a unique interdisciplinary degree program that consists of five concentration areas: Africana Studies, Communication, International Business, International Relations, and Foreign Language.

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Student services

An International Student Center has become the central focal point for international student community activities, providing an orientation for new international students, a place for the International Student Association to meet and social/cultural activities offered throughout the year.

Housing services

WVSU offers on-campus housing and dining options.

Library services

The Drain-Jordan Library houses nearly 150,000 book volumes, e-books, e-journals, government documents and a wealth of non-print and archival resources. The main floor is home to over 70 computers for public use, including laptops available for checkout within the building. Friendly, highly-trained staff are available to help you with all your information needs.

Student Life

Campus life

The Charleston Yeager Airport is less than a 20 minute drive from the WVSU campus and provides non-stop flights to Washington, D.C.; Chicago, Illinois; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Atlanta, Georgia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


WVSU is accredited by Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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South Charleston, West Virginia, United States


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