If you are considering submitting an application to West Virginia University, the application fee is $45.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
|West Virginia University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||23%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||81%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||58%|
West Virginia 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.
Getting into West Virginia University is moderately difficult. West Virginia University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, West Virginia University **accepted .
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like West Virginia University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to West Virginia University must submit the following items. Double check with West Virginia University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3.5|
|Other Requirements||√||ACT/SAT Scores|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to West Virginia University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 56% submitted a class rank. At West Virginia University 23% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At West Virginia University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
West Virginia University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
West Virginia University 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 2021, 81% of West Virginia University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 58% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other West Virginia University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1040 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At West Virginia University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of West Virginia University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of West Virginia University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
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To be most competitive at West Virginia University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for West Virginia University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for West Virginia University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to West Virginia University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in West Virginia University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to West Virginia University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to West Virginia University.
Does West Virginia University accept transfer credits?
West Virginia University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. West Virginia University accepts:
Does West Virginia University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
West Virginia University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to West Virginia University?
West Virginia University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to West Virginia University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to West Virginia University is Continuous processing.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At West Virginia University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. 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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