Chances of getting into West Virginia University
How hard is it to get into WVU and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,807 out of 20,594 applicants were admitted making WVU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. West Virginia University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 35% 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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WVU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT31%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1100|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1190|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to West Virginia University?
West Virginia University typically requires applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 31 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|
|1280 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1190 to 1280||Avg +||72%-81%|
|1100 to 1190||Avg -||60%-72%|
|1010 to 1100||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 1010||Low||<47%|
WVU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT64%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into WVU?
Admission data indicates that WVU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to West Virginia University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>81%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||72%-81%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||60%-72%|
|18 to 21||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 18||Low||<47%|
Avg. High School GPA3.36
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into West Virginia University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at West Virginia University was 3.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 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 WVU accepts 72% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||16%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||15%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||19%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||3%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
79% of West Virginia University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||20%|
|Top 25% of class||45%|
|Top 50% of class||79%|
|Bottom 50% of class||21%|
|Bottom 25% of class||4%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||32%||39%||35%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply289
Applicants have 289 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to WVU before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to West Virginia University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=238032 IPEDS survey data for West Virginia University.