1- Location: VIU is located in Fairfax, Virginia, which is known to be one of the safest and most tranquil places to reside in the United States. Here, we have great opportunities for students to discover and learn about American history and cultures while visiting magnificent historical places and living in a healthy environment.
2- Diverse Community Environment: VIU is a truly unique place where you can meet and become friends with students from 60 different countries. This allows students to broaden social networks while experiencing a multicultural environment at once. We are devoted to delivering a warm atmosphere where students can feel at home.
3- Student-Centric Education: Students have the opportunity to meet with academically qualified and professionally experienced professors in order to gain a high-quality education. VIU offers small-sized classes, which allows for individual attention between students and professors.
4- No TOEFL Requirement: If you are unable to take the TOEFL exam, you can enroll in VIU’s ESL program before attending undergraduate and graduate programs. We have a five-level ESL program beginning at the elementary level. For prospective students planning to transfer to our Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs or our TESOL program, a minimum of 50% course credit must be completed at VIU, while the remainder may be transferred from outside institutions.
5- Affordable Tuition Rates: VIU is a non-profit organization committed to supporting students in achieving their dreams by providing low-cost, high-quality education. Through our flexible payment plans, we allow students to make tuition payments in small installments rather than a large, lump sum.
Tuition Scholarships: Tuition scholarships are available for high-potential students. The tuition amount varies between $500 and $4,000 in an academic year. This is just one way VIU pays back to our community.
6- Job Opportunities: Fairfax, Virginia is the second wealthiest county in the US. Because VIU is located minutes away from Washington, DC, students have great opportunities to gain experience through internships and employment in a variety of industries around the DC-Metropolitan area.
7- Customized Programs and Flexible Schedules: We provide customized programs to fit our students’ schedules, including daytime, evening, and weekend hours for working individuals.
8- Online Degrees: VIU’s School of Online Education offers full and partially online degrees. Students can take classes from anywhere and anytime (Restrictions for international students apply). VIU Online's tuition structure is one of the most affordable in the industry.