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West Virginia State University

Institute, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate97%
Acceptance Rate97%

About West Virginia State

West Virginia State University Overview

West Virginia State University is a public, state school in a small town setting in Institute, West Virginia. West Virginia State was founded in 1891 and the school presently has around 2,102 students per year, which includes 1,965 undergraduates. West Virginia State offers housing for up to 381 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 20% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Planning to play sports? West Virginia State has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at West Virginia State on the Student Life page.

2022 West Virginia State Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 12%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22%
In-State Tuition $8,308
Out-of-State $14,280

Is West Virginia State a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what West Virginia State offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

West Virginia State Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into West Virginia State. The acceptance rate at West Virginia State is 12%. Out of 2,958 applications received in 2022, 343 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at West Virginia State

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 26% of students who started at West Virginia State earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for West Virginia State Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with West Virginia State directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

West Virginia State's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

West Virginia State's endowment was valued at $7.1 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, West Virginia State spends about $3,804 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at West Virginia State

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on West Virginia State's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at West Virginia State.

Based on this information, is West Virginia State the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is West Virginia State a good school for you?

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Where is West Virginia State?

West Virginia State is located in the small town setting of Institute, West Virginia.

If you are interested in seeing West Virginia State for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 64 to Institute, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Yeager.

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

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College Info

PO Box 1000 Institute, WV 25112-1000

Campus Setting: Small Town

West Virginia State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to West Virginia State is Continuous processing.

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

West Virginia State ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

17 to 22

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to West Virginia State is 19. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into West Virginia State. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 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.

West Virginia State SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

900 - 1100

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Math SAT Range

450 - 530

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Reading SAT Range

460 - 570

West Virginia State Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$22,600

In State

$32,054

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,712
$17,166
Fees
$700
$700
Housing
$12,486
$12,486
Books
$1,702
$1,702

Student Life

Wondering what life at West Virginia State is like? There are approximately 2,102 students enrolled at West Virginia State, including 1,965 undergraduate students and 137 graduate students. 67% percent of students attend school full-time, 83% percent are from WV and 17% percent of students are from other states.

67%

Full Time

33%

Part Time

83%

In State

17%

Out-of-State

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,102

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

97%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,412

Out-of-State

$17,866

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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