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Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into West Virginia University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
71.9%
Admission Difficulty for West Virginia University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1100-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
31%
SAT Scores for West Virginia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for West Virginia University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

West Virginia University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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WVU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
64%
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 #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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

West Virginia University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as WVU accepts 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted West Virginia University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 10,053 10,541 20,594
Accepted 8,116 6,691 14,807
Acceptance Rate 81% 63% 72%
Enrolled 2,596 2,629 5,225
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 39% 35%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
289

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

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.