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Colleges / West Virginia State University

About West Virginia State

West Virginia State University is a public, state school that was founded in 1891. It is slightly difficult to get into West Virginia State. It enrolls around 3,692 students a year, including 3,571 undergrads.

West Virginia State does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

West Virginia State Acceptance Rate 2019

The acceptance rate at West Virginia State is 98%. Out of 3,182 applications received in 2021, 3,105 students were offered admission .

West Virginia State Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at West Virginia State

West Virginia State University does not offer early decision. West Virginia State does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 98%
Average GPA 3.1
Mean ACT score 19
In-State Tuition $8,050
Out-of-State $17,166

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to West Virginia State.

Financial Aid at West Virginia State

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

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Does West Virginia State Have On-Campus Housing?

West Virginia State offers housing for up to 381 students.

Most West Virginia State students live off campus.

The most popular organizations for West Virginia State students to join are Student Social Work Organization 20, WVSU College Chapter - NAACP 17 and CHOICES Peer Educators 13. Homecoming, State Stride, and and Cares Day are the best-attended events on campus.

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

How Do I Get Into West Virginia State University?

West Virginia State is considered slightly difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.1 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 19.

Is West Virginia State Test Optional?

West Virginia State 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, 7.8% submitted the SAT. 92.2% submitted the ACT.

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West Virginia State Waitlist

West Virginia State reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is West Virginia State a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at West Virginia State

About 59% of students who start at West Virginia State come back for their second year of college. Out of the 293 students who started at West Virginia State as first-time freshman, 28 graduate within four years.

West Virginia State's six-year graduation for undergrads is 26%. 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 and Debt for West Virginia State Grads

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

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

How Big is the Endowment for West Virginia State?

West Virginia State's endowment was valued at $7,072,900 in 2021. For each full-time student, West Virginia State spends about $3,804.

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Where is West Virginia State University Located?

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

If you want to see West Virginia State for yourself, 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

Aug 10

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to West Virginia State is Aug 10.

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


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West Virginia State ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


17 to 22


17 and Less


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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


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

440 - 530


Reading SAT Range

440 - 530

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West Virginia State Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at West Virginia State is like? There are approximately 3,692 students enrolled at West Virginia State, including 3,571 undergraduate students and 121 graduate students. 46% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from WV and 15% percent of students are from other states.


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