University of Charleston

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University of Charleston can be found in Charleston, WV, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around a thousand students enrolled each year at University of Charleston.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 830 (25th percentile) to 1050 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants admitted to this school. We were able to estimate the University of Charleston average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. University of Charleston sends acceptance letters to around 70% of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, around 30% enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Charleston Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Charleston was reported as 69.1% in Fall 2013 with over 1,310 applications submitted to University of Charleston. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Charleston?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Charleston, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Charleston has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 79.2%
  • 2010-2011: 55.2%
  • 2011-2012: 56.8%
  • 2012-2013: 56.0%
  • 2013-2014: 69.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 62.5%

How Does University of Charleston Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Charleston is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
West Virginia State University44.8%
West Virginia University Institute of Technology51.3%
Glenville State College74.5%
Ohio Valley University36.4%
Concord University45.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Charleston (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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