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 four thousand students enrolled each year at WVSU.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at WVSU. A score between 850 to 1080 on the SAT exam, or 17 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 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. WVSU admits about 100% of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, about 13% of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wvstateu.edu.

Overall WVSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for West Virginia State University was reported as 95.4% in Fall 2020 with over 2,240 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 ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • WVSU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

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

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to West Virginia State University and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for West Virginia State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 96.3%
  • 2017-2018: 97.6%
  • 2018-2019: 94.4%
  • 2019-2020: 95.4%
  • Projected WVSU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 88.9%

How Does WVSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for WVSU is sixty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Charleston50.0%
West Virginia University Institute of Technology51.1%
Kentucky Christian University40.4%
Ohio Valley University69.3%
Marietta College70.8%

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 2020)


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 550
Math420 - 530
Total Score850 - 1080
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 22
Math16 - 20
Composite Score17 - 22
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