Selected School: Virginia International University



Virginia International University’s mission is to educate students from all over the world through a highly qualified, equally diverse faculty and staff, while striving to provide academic programs at the graduate, undergraduate, and certificate levels that engender the intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity urgently needed in the global community and with a commitment to providing students with the knowledge to achieve excellence in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.

In a Nutshell
Virginia International University is a non-profit institution in Fairfax, VA with a goal of making quality education affordable to students from around the world. The university was established in 1998 by President Dr. Isa Sarac.

Why VIU?
There are so many different things to consider when choosing one university over another. Why is VIU the best place to study? Thousands of students and
graduates from all over the world have given us some of their reasons for choosing VIU as their alma mater

VIU has eight schools offering degrees and certificates in the most in-demand fields. Graduates of the School of Business, the School of Computer Information Systems, the School of Education, the School of Public & International Affairs, and the School of Online Education become competitive candidates for employment in the United States and across the globe. Our School of Professional Development and the School of Test Preparation develop programs to help students reach their academic and professional development goals. Students who need to improve their English skills for
admissions or effective communication may enroll in VIU’s ESL program in the School of Language Studies.

As a non-profit university, VIU is committed to supporting students by providing low-cost, high quality education. With our focus on students’ success, we help them achieve educational goals with as little financial stress as possible.

A variety of scholarship opportunities help VIU prospective and current students make their education affordable. VIU’s scholarships are awarded on a variety of merits: academic excellence, special achievements, residency, etc. Federal Financial Aid is also available to those who qualify. Veterans may apply for Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits.

Located just minutes away from the capital of the United States, Washington, DC, VIU provides easy access to historic landmarks, a vibrant job market, and internship opportunities at some of the top US and global agencies. Our main campus is located in Fairfax, Virginia, one of the safest, richest, and most tranquil places to reside in the United States.

VIU is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

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