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West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Beckley, WV 4-Year Public

About WVU Tech

West Virginia University Institute of Technology is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Beckley, WV

Founded in 1895, WVU Tech currently enrolls around 1,755 students a year, including 1,755 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

WVU Tech's endowment was valued at $532,609,000 in 2021.

Admissions Facts About WVU Tech

Acceptance rate: 61%

Average GPA: 3.51

Mean ACT score: 22

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: August 15

WVU Tech Acceptance Rate

It is minimally difficult to get into West Virginia University Institute of Technology. Around 61 percent of all applicants to WVU Tech are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.51 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 22.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is WVU Tech 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 competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 56 percent of students who start at WVU Tech return for their second year of college. Out of the 190 students who started at WVU Tech as first-time freshman, 39 graduate within four years.

WVU Tech's six-year graduation for undergrads is 34 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $28,859 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does WVU Tech sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is WVU Tech a good school for YOU?

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WVU Tech's application deadline is August 15. All applicants should hear back from WVU Tech by August 15.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about WVU Tech and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

512 South Kanawha Street Beckley, WV 25801

Campus Setting: Small Town

WVU Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to WVU Tech is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to WVU Tech is Continuous processing.

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

WVU Tech ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


21 to 27


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to WVU Tech is 22. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into WVU Tech. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

WVU Tech SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

530 - 600


Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

WVU Tech Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at WVU Tech is like? There are approximately 1,755 students enrolled at WVU Tech. 67% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from WV and 11% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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