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Why VIU?

A Well-Informed Decision for Your Future

Our programs are structured to allow students great flexibility in the design and direction of their own studies.

To keep pace with the latest developments in technology and teaching, our curriculum and materials are regularly reviewed and revised, and our instructors receive further training, as necessary.

WHY IS VIU THE BEST PLACE FOR YOU?

There are so many different things to consider when choosing one university over another. 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

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.

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World Class

GLOBALLY-INSPIRED 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.

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Driversity

DIVERSITY

With students hailing from countries across the globe, 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.

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Affordable

AFFORDABLE TUITION

As a non-profit university, VIU is committed to supporting students by providing low-cost, quality education. With our affordable fees and flexible payment plans, VIU students achieve their educational goals with as little financial stress as possible.

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Scholaships

SCHOLARSHIPS

A 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.

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VIU Location

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.

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Job opportunities

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.

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Easy Addmissions

EASY ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Applying to VIU is a life-changing decision and experience. VIU helps students to earn a competitive, American education while providing the most supportive, practical, academic, and professional service along the way.

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Online Students

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.

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Accreditation

ACCREDITATION

The degree you earn from VIU is worth the investment. VIU is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award certificates, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees.

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