Chances of getting into West Virginia University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
81.6%
Admission Difficulty for West Virginia University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
57%
SAT Scores for West Virginia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for West Virginia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1150

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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 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

West Virginia University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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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 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for West Virginia University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

West Virginia University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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.

 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

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%

Admission Statistics

West Virginia University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,537 9,102 18,639
Accepted 7,905 7,306 15,211
Acceptance Rate 83% 80% 82%
Enrolled 2,420 2,312 4,732
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 32% 31%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
22

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

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to West Virginia University and what considerations affect 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.

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.

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.

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