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 three 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 940 (25th percentile) to 1143 (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 50% of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, around 23% enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Charleston Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Charleston was reported as 50.0% in Fall 2020 with over 2,450 college 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 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

  • 2016-2017: 51.9%
  • 2017-2018: 64.5%
  • 2018-2019: 50.4%
  • 2019-2020: 50.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 49.3%

How Does University of Charleston Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of Charleston is thirteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
West Virginia State University95.4%
West Virginia University Institute of Technology51.1%
Ohio Valley University69.3%
Concord University81.9%
Kentucky Christian University40.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Charleston (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 600
Math450 - 543
Total Score940 - 1143
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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