Why VIU


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

ACADEMICS:
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 with top employers 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. We have also been certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to provide project management training. VIU offers non-intensive ESL classes in the evenings and on Saturdays for the local community and au pair language programs.

WORLD-CLASS FACULTY:
VIU students receive individual attention from distinguished professors who incorporate real-world experience in the classroom. Our small-sized classes, career mentors, and wide range of student activities and clubs allow students to bond quickly, break out of their social and cultural bubbles, and see the world from different perspectives.

DIVERSITY:
With students hailing from over 100 countries and six continents, VIU offers a truly diverse and international experience. Studying at VIU is a time of self-discovery and broadening of cultural and educational knowledge. VIU students often feel at home while surrounded by our diverse faculty and staff
AFFORDABLE TUITION:
As a non-profit university, VIU is committed to supporting students by providing low-cost, high-quality education. With our affordable fees and flexible payment plans, VIU students achieve their educational goals with as little financial stress as possible.
SCHOLARSHIPS:
variety of scholarship opportunities help VIU students to achieve their American dreams. VIU’s scholarships are awarded on a variety of merits: academic excellence, career growth, special achievements, and many others.
LOCATION:
Located just minutes away from the US national capital of 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.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES:
VIU alumni work for Fortune 500 companies and government organizations including the World Bank, IBM, IMF, Google, and many other multinational corporations. The VIU Alumni Association connects hundreds of alumni around the world and provides exclusive networking opportunities for graduates.
EASY ADMISSION PROCESS:
Applying to VIU is a life-changing decision and experience. VIU helps students to earn a competitive, 21st century American education while providing the most supportive, practical, academic, and professional service along the way. Our dedicated admissions officers work to provide you the best service possible seven days a week. In addition, our inquiry officers work 24 hours a day, so no matter where you are located you will find someone to assist you at any time. We guarantee you will find quick assistance as you seek admission to VIU.

ONLINE LEARNING:
If you are a busy working professional, a stay-at-home parent, or someone who simply wants to study online, we have an option for you! VIU’s School of Online Education puts you in charge of your education. With affordable tuition and flexible schedules you can make your career even greater than you could have imagined. Study anywhere, anytime with VIU Online.
ACCREDITATION:
The degree you earn from VIU is worth the investment. VIU is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), which is recognized by the US Department of Education’s Council on Higher Education Administration (CHEA).  Click here for more information.