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West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate74%

About West Liberty University

Located in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, WLU is a very unique, very affordable, option for students. The tri-state area positions WLU approximately 1hr from Pittsburgh, PA and 2hrs from Columbus, OH. Enrollment is around 2,500 with an Average Class Size of 25 and a Student-Faculty Ratio of 15:1. WLU offers 70+ undergraduate degrees and has a reputation for practicum-based learning. WLU is one of the 'Top 100 Most Affordable Universities in the US' with $6+ million in annual scholarships as well as metro tuition rates for neighboring counties in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Additionally, WLU offers vibrant student life opportunities in addition to 20 NCAA DII athletic teams in the Mountain East Conference.

West Liberty University is a public, state university in the rural area of West Liberty, West Virginia. West Liberty University was founded in 1837. The university enrolls around 2,315 students a year, including 1,919 undergrads.

West Liberty University Acceptance Rate

It is not difficult to get into West Liberty University. West Liberty University admitted 74% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,706 applications received in 2022, 1,264 students were offered admission.

West Liberty University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 57.04%

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West Liberty University is located in West Liberty, West Virginia,.

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West Liberty University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to West Liberty University is Continuous processing.

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West Liberty University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

920 - 1140


Math SAT Range

428 - 550


Reading SAT Range

460 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for West Liberty University students is 1037. Applicants with SAT scores of 1140 and above have a good chance of being admitted to West Liberty University, while applicants with SAT scores between 920 to 1140 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 920 have a low chance of being offered a spot at West Liberty University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at West Liberty University is like? There are approximately 2,315 students enrolled at West Liberty University, including 1,919 undergraduate students and 396 graduate students. 82% 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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