West Virginia State University (WVSU)

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West Virginia State University is a historically black college found in Institute, WV. There are around three thousand students enrolled each year at WVSU.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at WVSU. A score between 1145 to 1445 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the WVSU average GPA (2.80 - 3.04) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. WVSU admits about 40% of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, about 42% of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wvstateu.edu.

Overall WVSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for West Virginia State University was reported as 44.8% in Fall 2013 with over 2,200 college applications submitted to West Virginia State University. 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

  • WVSU SAT Scores: 1145 - 1445
  • WVSU ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • WVSU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into West Virginia State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into West Virginia State University, 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for West Virginia State University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 100.0%
  • 2010-2011: 100.0%
  • 2011-2012: 100.0%
  • 2012-2013: 68.7%
  • 2013-2014: 44.8%
  • Projected WVSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 71.1%

How Does WVSU Compare?

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The acceptance rate for WVSU is twenty-four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Charleston69.1%
West Virginia University Institute of Technology51.3%
Glenville State College74.5%
Kentucky Christian University51.4%
Ohio Valley University36.4%

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
  • 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 WVSU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading405 - 495
Math370 - 480
Writing370 - 470
Total Score1145 - 1445
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 22
Math16 - 21
Composite Score18 - 22
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