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WVU Maintains R1 Status — Ranked Alongside Nation's Most Prestigious Research Universities

  January 03, 2019        0 Comments

West Virginia University continues to rank among the nation’s elite research institutions as reflected in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 

Carnegie released its every-three-year assessment this week, and WVU continues to be rated as an R1, or very high research activity, institution, the most elite category for research-focused schools, alongside such institutions as Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Johns Hopkins. Only 120 of the nation’s 4,500 colleges and...

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5 Ways Attending a Graduate Event Will Give You a Competitive Edge

  September 24, 2018        0 Comments

Making significant life decisions has never been more convenient than it is now in the internet age: Applying for the graduate degree of your dreams is only a click away!

When it comes to deciding on graduate school, however, it pays off in the long term to do some in-person investigation. Whether you’ve just begun considering higher education or you know exactly which master’s degree you want to earn, attending a graduate event will help ensure that you’re making the best decision for your...

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Happy Holidays from WVU — Check Out These 8 Graduate Resources

  December 21, 2017        0 Comments

Happy Holidays from the Admissions Team here at West Virginia University!

WVU is dedicated to providing you with the most helpful tips and advice possible when it comes to your questions and concerns surrounding graduate school.

That’s why we’ve taken the time in this blog post to list out the eight downloadable, graduate admissions resources we've crafted over the last several months.

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WVU's 10 Tips for Balancing Work, Family, and Graduate Studies

  October 12, 2017        0 Comments

“There are not enough hours in the day,” is probably what you keep thinking to yourself as you try to balance full-time employment, graduate school, and your family/personal life. While we cannot add hours to your full days, we can offer tips to help you stay sane and be as productive as possible.

Here are 10 tips for balancing work, grad school, and family.

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Topics: Graduate School Resources, WVU Admissions Resources

What You Don’t Know About Going to Graduate School in West Virginia

  August 10, 2017        0 Comments

Thinking about becoming a Mountaineer? I may be biased, but you can’t go wrong with West Virginia where you get unparalleled opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.

You probably have a good idea of what it’s like to go to graduate school, but what exactly can you look forward to as a graduate student at WVU? I’m glad you asked.

Let’s start at the beginning.

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WVU’s New Resource for Aspiring Graduate Students: A Guide to Graduate Assistantships at West Virginia University

  May 04, 2017        0 Comments

If you’re thinking about attending one of WVU’s graduate or PhD programs, you’re probably spending your time researching a variety of things: Your field of study, the programs in your department, what scholarships are available, what professors you may have, etc.

But one thing you should consider — if you already haven’t — is pursuing a graduate assistantship position. A graduate assistantship can give you practical teaching and research experience, not to mention networking connections and...

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5 Free Downloadable Resources to Help Guide You as You Consider Graduate School

  March 30, 2017        0 Comments

West Virginia University is dedicated to providing you with the most helpful tips and advice possible when it comes to your questions and concerns surrounding graduate school.

That’s why we’ve taken the time in this blog post to list out the various downloadable, graduate admissions resources we have developed over the past year.

Note: Visit The WVU Resource Library and get access to the available resources, blog, and newsletter targeted at graduate degree-seeking students.

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West Virginia University Introduces a New, Free Resource — A Guide to Financing Graduate School in 2017

  March 02, 2017        1 Comment

Between the coursework and the new environment, the idea of beginning a master’s program can be stressful by itself.

So why add to your stress by being unsure of how you will finance your graduate school education?

Here at West Virginia University, we know that making the decision to enroll in a graduate program is an important investment. And that’s why we’re here to guide you as you figure out how to finance your master’s degree.

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Introducing West Virginia University’s New Free Guide: Understanding the Real ROI of a Graduate Business Degree — A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Pursuing an Advanced Business Degree

  January 10, 2017        0 Comments

If you are considering going back to school to pursue an advanced business degree, you probably have some questions and concerns surrounding the pros and cons of such a decision — from both a financial and personal standpoint.

That’s why West Virginia University has put together a free, downloadable resource for students considering a graduate degree in business — Understanding the Real R.O.I. of a Graduate Business Degree.

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Why Graduate School at a Land-Grant University Might Be Right for You

  December 21, 2016        0 Comments

Whether you’re a metropolitan urbanite, a born-and-raised farmer, or something in between, you may not know much about land-grant universities.

In short, land-grant universities are educational structures that enable community improvement through experience and research knowledge. No matter what kind of school you attended for undergraduate, you should consider researching why choosing a graduate school — that is also a land-grant university — might be perfect for you.

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Deciding what graduate school to attend can be daunting at times, and navigating the admissions process can be that much more difficult. We hope to make the journey from considering graduate school to enrolling in a graduate program easier by publishing content that will be helpful to you as you discern if, when, and where, to pursue your next degree.

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