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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into WVU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 13,174 out of 15,353 applicants or 86% were admitted making West Virginia University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. West Virginia University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 7,462 7,891 15,353
Accepted 6,528 6,646 13,174
Acceptance Rate 87% 84% 86%
Enrolled 2,263 2,519 4,782
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 38% 36%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to West Virginia University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that WVU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to West Virginia University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. 39 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1010 1210
SAT Reading 500 610
SAT Math 510 600
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 21 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >91%
24 to 27 Avg + 86%-91%
21 to 24 Avg - 78%-86%
18 to 21 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 18 Low <68%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >91%
1110 to 1210 Avg + 86%-91%
1010 to 1110 Avg - 78%-86%
910 to 1010 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 910 Low <68%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into West Virginia University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at West Virginia University was 3.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.36 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as WVU accepts 86% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 32% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 67 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to West Virginia University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=238032 IPEDS survey data for West Virginia University.