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West Virginia State Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to West Virginia State, the application fee is $20.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

West Virginia State Admissions Stats at a Glance

West Virginia State 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 7.8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 92.2%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to West Virginia State?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

How To Get Into West Virginia State University

It is slightly difficult to get into West Virginia State. West Virginia State evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, West Virginia State accepted 98% of students, around 3,105 of the 3,182 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like West Virginia State, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does West Virginia State Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. 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 the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at West Virginia State

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important

West Virginia State 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to West Virginia State must submit the following items. Double check with West Virginia State'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
Other Requirements minimum ACT composite score of 18 (870 SAT)
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What GPA Do I Need To Get Into West Virginia State?

Students admitted to West Virginia State have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

West Virginia State does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2019, 7.8% of West Virginia State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 92.2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for West Virginia State?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of West Virginia State students scored 530 or higher and 75% of students scored 440 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of West Virginia State students scored 530 or higher, and 75% scored a 440 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for West Virginia State?

To be most competitive at West Virginia State, you should strive to earn between 17 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for West Virginia State's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for West Virginia State students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to West Virginia State University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to West Virginia State.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 10.

Transfer students can enroll in West Virginia State during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

West Virginia State Admissions FAQs

Does West Virginia State accept transfer credits?

West Virginia State accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. West Virginia State accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • Life Long Learning Credit

Do I have to submit test scores to West Virginia State?

West Virginia State is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is West Virginia State's acceptance rate?

West Virginia State's acceptance rate is 98%.

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West Virginia State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into West Virginia State? West Virginia State is a less selective institution. The West Virginia State acceptance rate is 98%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.



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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

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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At West Virginia State, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.14. 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.

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