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Colleges / West Virginia State University

West Virginia State University

Institute, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate12%
Acceptance Rate12%

West Virginia State Admissions

Check in with West Virginia State University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

West Virginia State Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of West Virginia State's admissions stats.

West Virginia State 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 22%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 20%
Waitlist No

West Virginia State University Application Deadlines

Check with West Virginia State University directly for more info on application deadlines.

Want to Apply Early to West Virginia State?

West Virginia State University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with West Virginia State directly for more information about early applications.

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

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Transferring to West Virginia State University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to West Virginia State

West Virginia State has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does West Virginia State Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 on the admissions factors where you stand out. What does West Virginia State consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with West Virginia State for more information on admission factors.

West Virginia State 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to West Virginia State, all applicants must submit the following items. 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)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to West Virginia State have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

West Virginia State does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of 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 2022, 22% of West Virginia State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 20% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be competitive with other West Virginia State applicants, you should strive to earn between 900 and 1100 (or higher!) on the SAT. At West Virginia State 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1100 and 25% of scored lower than 900, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of West Virginia State students scored 530 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of West Virginia State students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

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.

More Information on Transferring to West Virginia State University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to West Virginia State.

West Virginia State Admissions FAQs

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

✅ West Virginia State is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is West Virginia State's acceptance rate?

✅ West Virginia State's acceptance rate is 12%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at West Virginia State?

🟨 West Virginia State may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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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 12%. This means that the institution accepts 11 out of every 100 applicants.


West Virginia State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to West Virginia State is Continuous processing.

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

West Virginia State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

900 - 1100


Math SAT Range

450 - 530


Reading SAT Range

460 - 570

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 3.24. 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.

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

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