West Virginia University (WVU)

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WVU can be found in Morgantown, WV, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. WVU enrolls around twenty seven thousand students each year.

Many of the students admitted to WVU had an SAT score within the range of 1030 to 1230, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 21 to 27. We were able to estimate the West Virginia University (WVU) average GPA (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 84% of all those students that apply are admitted to West Virginia University, from which 32 percent choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the West Virginia University (WVU) acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 75%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.wvu.edu.

Overall West Virginia University (WVU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for West Virginia University was reported as 84.3% in Fall 2020 with over 18,200 applications submitted to WVU. 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

  • WVU ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • WVU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into West Virginia University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of WVU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for West Virginia University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 76.1%
  • 2017-2018: 71.9%
  • 2018-2019: 81.6%
  • 2019-2020: 84.3%
  • Projected WVU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 74.6%

How Does West Virginia University (WVU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for West Virginia University is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Carnegie Mellon University15.4%
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus56.7%
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus93.0%
James Madison University76.8%

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 Required
  • 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 West Virginia University (WVU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 620
Math510 - 610
Total Score1030 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math19 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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