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University of Charleston Admission Requirements

Charleston, West Virginia

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Chances of getting into University of Charleston

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
50.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of Charleston
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into University of Charleston and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,151 out of 2,283 applicants were admitted making University of Charleston a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent. University of Charleston typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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University of Charleston SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
910-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
13%
SAT Scores for University of Charleston
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for University of Charleston
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1030

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Charleston?

University of Charleston typically requires applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 790. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Charleston admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >63%
1025 to 1140 Avg + 50%-63%
910 to 1025 Avg - 37%-50%
795 to 910 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 795 Low <26%
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University of Charleston ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
54%
ACT Scores for University of Charleston
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for University of Charleston
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Charleston?

Admission data indicates that University of Charleston regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Charleston.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Charleston admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >65%
20 to 23 Avg + 50%-65%
18 to 20 Avg - 40%-50%
16 to 18 Reach 30%-40%
Less than 16 Low <30%
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University of Charleston GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.38
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Charleston?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into University of Charleston. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Charleston was 3.38 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in West Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Charleston accepts 50% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Charleston students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 32% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 8% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

University of Charleston admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,580 703 2,283
Accepted 779 372 1,151
Acceptance Rate 49% 53% 50%
Enrolled 179 126 305
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 34% 26%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Charleston and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Charleston Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Charleston
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237312 IPEDS survey data for University of Charleston.

FAQs

Does University of Charleston prefer SAT or ACT?

13% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Charleston. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Charleston?

50% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Charleston. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Charleston?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1140. 13% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Charleston?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.