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West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate74%

West Liberty University Admissions

West Liberty University is not difficult to get into. The university admitted 74% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,706 students applied to West Liberty University and 1,264 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to West Liberty University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

West Liberty University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of West Liberty University's admissions stats.

West Liberty University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Mean SAT Score 1037
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 57.04%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 22.4%
Waitlist No

West Liberty University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for West Liberty University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to West Liberty University?

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

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on West Liberty University Admissions

Transferring to West Liberty University

For more information on transferring to West Liberty University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to West Liberty University

West Liberty University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into West Liberty University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at West Liberty University

What does West Liberty University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important

Make sure to check with West Liberty University for more information on admission factors.

West Liberty University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to West Liberty University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with West Liberty University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into West Liberty University?

Students admitted to West Liberty University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 73% submitted a class rank. At West Liberty University 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At West Liberty University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 6%
3.75 and 3.99 42%
3.50 and 3.74 13%
3.25 and 3.49 9%
3.00 and 3.24 11%
2.50 and 2.9 12%
2.00 and 2.49 6%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to West Liberty University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized 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.

In 2022, 57.04% of West Liberty University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22.4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for West Liberty University?

To be competitive with other West Liberty University applicants, you should aim to score between 920 and 1140 (or higher!) on the SAT. At West Liberty University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1140 and 25% of scored lower than 920, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a West Liberty University student is 1037.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of West Liberty University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of West Liberty University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

To be most competitive at West Liberty University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for West Liberty University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for West Liberty University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to West Liberty University

Transfer students can enroll in West Liberty University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

West Liberty University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to West Liberty University?

❌ Students who are admitted to West Liberty University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does West Liberty University accept transfer credits?

✅ West Liberty University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to West Liberty University?

✅ West Liberty University is not test optional.

What is West Liberty University's acceptance rate?

✅ West Liberty University has an acceptance rate of 74%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at West Liberty University?

❌ West Liberty University does not offer early decision.

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West Liberty University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into West Liberty University? West Liberty University is a less selective institution. The West Liberty University acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.


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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1140 and Above


920 to 1140


920 and Less


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.

West Liberty University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At West Liberty University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.33. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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