WVU Admission RequirementsMorgantown, West Virginia
Chances of getting into West Virginia University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into WVU and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,211 out of 18,639 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 47 percent. West Virginia University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% 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 SAT57%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||530|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1050|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1150|
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 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 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. 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|
|1240 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1145 to 1240||Avg +||82%-89%|
|1050 to 1145||Avg -||73%-82%|
|955 to 1050||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 955||Low||<61%|
WVU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT65%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|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 65 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to West Virginia University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>89%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||82%-89%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||73%-82%|
|18 to 21||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 18||Low||<61%|
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 grades are above the average 3.36 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as WVU accepts 82% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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)||31%||32%||31%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply22
Applicants have 22 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.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
57% of students submit their SAT scores to WVU. 65% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
82% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1240. 57% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.