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West Virginia University Admissions

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 Admissions Stats at a Glance

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%
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Applying Early to West Virginia University?

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.

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

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to West Virginia University?

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.

What's Most Important to Get In to West Virginia University?

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.

Admissions Factors at West Virginia University

Admissions Factor Level
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
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Important
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

West Virginia University Application Requirements

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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into West Virginia University?

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
4.0 GPA 56%

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.

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

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

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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Transferring to West Virginia University

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

West Virginia University Admissions FAQs

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:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES

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.

Want To Learn More About West Virginia University?

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.

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West Virginia University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

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West Virginia University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

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

West Virginia University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

21 to 27

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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West Virginia University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1230

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Math SAT Range

510 - 620

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

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West Virginia University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.45

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

26,839

Campus Setting

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Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

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$9,144

Out-of-State

$25,824

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Application Deadline

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