ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled Saved to Favorites.
Colleges / West Virginia University Institute of Technology

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Beckley, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate61%
Acceptance Rate61%

About WVU Tech

West Virginia University Institute of Technology Overview

West Virginia University Institute of Technology is a public, state school in a small town setting in Beckley, West Virginia. WVU Tech was founded in 1895 and the school now enrolls around 1,645 students a year, which includes 1,645 undergraduates. WVU Tech provides housing for up to 446 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 10% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to WVU Tech for Fall 2023 is August 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by August 15.

Student Activities at WVU Tech

Love music or performing? At WVU Tech you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? WVU Tech students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? WVU Tech has both fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 WVU Tech Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 61%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12.5%
In-State Tuition $7,728
Out-of-State $19,296
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $6,617

Is WVU Tech a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what WVU Tech offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

WVU Tech Acceptance Rate 2022

WVU Tech is not difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at WVU Tech is 61%. Out of 1,517 applications received in 2022, 920 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at WVU Tech

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.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at WVU Tech, around 56% come back their sophomore year. Around 34% of students who started at WVU Tech 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 WVU Tech Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from WVU Tech by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with WVU Tech directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

WVU Tech'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.

As of 2021, the total market value of West Virginia University Institute of Technology's endowment was $532.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at WVU Tech

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.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $6,617 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $28,859 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at WVU Tech.

Based on this information, is WVU Tech the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is WVU Tech a good school for you?

If West Virginia University Institute of Technology seems like a school you want to apply to, click the heart button to save it to your college list.

Still Searching for Colleges?

To learn more about WVU Tech, choose from the options below:


Student Life


Tuition & Aid

WVU Tech Community Forums

Then use the college admissions predictor to calculate your chances of getting accepted at some of the top schools in the U.S.

Where is WVU Tech?

WVU Tech is located in the small town setting of Beckley, West Virginia.

If you would like to see WVU Tech for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 64 and 77 to Beckley, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Yeager.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what WVU Tech and Beckley are like without leaving home.

Considering Colleges and Universities in West Virginia?

See a full list of colleges in West Virginia and save your favorites to your college list.

College Info

512 South Kanawha Street Beckley, WV 25801

Campus Setting: Small Town

WVU Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to WVU Tech is Aug 1.

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


Stand out on your college application

  • • Qualify for scholarships
  • • Most students who retest improve their score
Sponsored by ACT
Take the Next ACT Test

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

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at WVU Tech is like? There are approximately 1,645 students enrolled at WVU Tech. 66% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from WV and 11% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment


Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
Scholarship Tips

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Find Scholarships
Need Advice or Have a Question About WVU Tech?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation