University of Charleston Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Charleston
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT13%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||440|
|SAT Composite 25th||910|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1140|
|Average SAT Score||1030|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|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%|
University of Charleston ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT54%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.38
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||34%||26%|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Charleston and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
13% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Charleston. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.