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About West Liberty University

West Liberty University is a public, state school in an rural setting in West Liberty, West Virginia. West Liberty University was founded in 1837 and now enrolls around 2,483 students a year, including 2,125 undergrads.

West Liberty University offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

There are 11 West Liberty University undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 West Liberty University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 21
In-State Tuition $8,150
Out-of-State $16,090

2022 West Liberty University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at West Liberty University

West Liberty University does not offer early decision or early action.

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West Liberty University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is slightly difficult to get into West Liberty University. West Liberty University admitted 71% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 1,829 students applied to West Liberty University and 1,292 were admitted.

West Liberty University Waitlist 2021

West Liberty University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into West Liberty University?

West Liberty University is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to West Liberty University, applicants must submit the following items.

West Liberty University Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
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West Liberty University Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for West Liberty University students is 21.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to West Liberty University.

Does West Liberty University Require Test Scores?

West Liberty University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 0.28% submitted the SAT. 99% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at West Liberty University

Yes! West Liberty University provides on-campus housing for students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at West Liberty University.

Financial Aid at West Liberty University

West Liberty University meets 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend West Liberty University full-time are awarded $7,824 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is West Liberty University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at West Liberty University

About 73% of students who start at West Liberty University return for their second year of college. Out of the 468 students who started at West Liberty University as first-time freshman, 11 graduate within four years.

West Liberty University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 53%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for West Liberty University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,000 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does West Liberty University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is West Liberty University a good school for you?

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Where is West Liberty University?

West Liberty University is located in the rural setting of West Liberty, West Virginia.

If you want to see West Liberty University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to West Liberty, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pittsburgh International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what West Liberty University and West Liberty are like without leaving home.

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College Info

208 University Drive West Liberty, WV 26074

Campus Setting: Rural

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West Liberty University ACT Scores


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to West Liberty University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into West Liberty University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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West Liberty University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at West Liberty University is like? There are approximately 2,483 students enrolled at West Liberty University, including 2,125 undergraduate students and 358 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from WV and 31% percent of students are from other states.


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