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West Liberty University Admission Requirements

West Liberty, West Virginia

Chances of getting into West Liberty University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.4%
Admission Difficulty for West Liberty University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into West Liberty University and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,288 out of 1,857 applicants were admitted making West Liberty University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 78 percent. West Liberty University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at West Liberty University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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West Liberty University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
820-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for West Liberty University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 350
SAT Composite 25th 820
SAT Scores for West Liberty University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1060

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to West Liberty University?

West Liberty University typically requires applicants to be in the top 88 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 820 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 580. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

West Liberty University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >79%
1060 to 1300 Avg + 69%-79%
820 to 1060 Avg - 57%-69%
580 to 820 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 580 Low <44%
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West Liberty University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
99%
ACT Scores for West Liberty University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for West Liberty University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
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 West Liberty University?

Admission data indicates that West Liberty University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 #14 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 99 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to West Liberty University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

West Liberty University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >79%
20 to 23 Avg + 69%-79%
17 to 20 Avg - 57%-69%
14 to 17 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 14 Low <44%
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West Liberty University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.33
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into West Liberty University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into West Liberty University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at West Liberty University was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 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 West Liberty University accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted West Liberty University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

71% of West Liberty University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted West Liberty University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 71%
Bottom 50% of class 29%
Bottom 25% of class 4%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

West Liberty University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,211 646 1,857
Accepted 861 427 1,288
Acceptance Rate 71% 66% 69%
Enrolled 311 159 470
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 37% 36%

Admission Requirements

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

West Liberty University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at West Liberty University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
P
Penn State Erie Behrend College

Erie, Pennsylvania

J
James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

V
Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, Virginia

G
George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

M
University of Michigan Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan

P
Penn State Harrisburg

Middletown, Pennsylvania

P
Penn State York

York, Pennsylvania

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237932 IPEDS survey data for West Liberty University.

FAQs

Does West Liberty University prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to West Liberty University. 99% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into West Liberty University?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to West Liberty University. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for West Liberty University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 820 and 1300. 1% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for West Liberty University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. 99% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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