Chances of getting into West Virginia State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
94.4%
Admission Difficulty for West Virginia State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into WVSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,816 out of 1,924 applicants were admitted making West Virginia State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 75 percent. West Virginia State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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WVSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
880-1040
Applicants Submitting SAT
17%
SAT Scores for West Virginia State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 880
SAT Scores for West Virginia State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 510
SAT Composite 75th 1040
Average SAT Score 960

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

West Virginia State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 81 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 880 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 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 960 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 17 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

West Virginia State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1040 and Above Good >96%
960 to 1040 Avg + 94%-96%
880 to 960 Avg - 90%-94%
800 to 880 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 800 Low <84%
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WVSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
88%
ACT Scores for West Virginia State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for West Virginia State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into WVSU?

Admission data indicates that WVSU 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 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to West Virginia State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

West Virginia State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >97%
19 to 22 Avg + 94%-97%
17 to 19 Avg - 91%-94%
15 to 17 Reach 87%-91%
Less than 15 Low <87%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.89
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into West Virginia State University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at West Virginia State University was 2.89 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in West Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.89 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as WVSU accepts 94% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

West Virginia State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,115 809 1,924
Accepted 1,071 745 1,816
Acceptance Rate 96% 92% 94%
Enrolled 178 149 327
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 20% 18%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 10, 2020
Days left to Apply
67

Applicants have 67 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 10, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to WVSU before the Aug 10 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to West Virginia State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at West Virginia State University
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=237899 IPEDS survey data for West Virginia State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

17% of students submit their SAT scores to WVSU. 88% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

94% of those who apply are granted admission to WVSU. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 880 and 1040. 17% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 88% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.