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Chances of getting into West Virginia University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84.3%
Admission Difficulty for West Virginia University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into WVU and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,340 out of 18,202 applicants were admitted making West Virginia University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. West Virginia University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

WVU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
57%
SAT Scores for West Virginia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for West Virginia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

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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 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

West Virginia University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >90%
1130 to 1230 Avg + 84%-90%
1030 to 1130 Avg - 76%-84%
930 to 1030 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 930 Low <64%
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WVU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
65%
ACT Scores for West Virginia University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for West Virginia University
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 #1 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 65 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to West Virginia University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

West Virginia University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >90%
24 to 27 Avg + 84%-90%
21 to 24 Avg - 76%-84%
18 to 21 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 18 Low <64%
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WVU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.36
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into WVU. 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 grades are above the average 3.36 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as WVU accepts 84% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted West Virginia University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 32% Good
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

79% of West Virginia University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted West Virginia University students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

West Virginia University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,405 8,797 18,202
Accepted 8,028 7,312 15,340
Acceptance Rate 85% 83% 84%
Enrolled 2,495 2,454 4,949
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 34% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

West Virginia 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 Virginia 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=238032 IPEDS survey data for West Virginia University.

FAQs

Does West Virginia University prefer SAT or ACT?

57% of students submit their SAT scores to WVU. 65% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into West Virginia University?

84% of those who apply are granted admission to WVU. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for West Virginia University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1230. 57% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for West Virginia University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 65% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.