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 nine thousand students each year.

Many of the students admitted to WVU had an SAT score within the range of 930 to 1140, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 21 to 26. We were able to estimate the West Virginia University (WVU) average GPA (3.13 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 85% of all those students that apply are admitted to West Virginia University, from which 37 percent choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the West Virginia University (WVU) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 86%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at adm.wvu.edu.

Overall West Virginia University (WVU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for West Virginia University was reported as 85.1% in Fall 2012 with over 16,500 college 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 - 26
  • WVU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into West Virginia University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of West Virginia University 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 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 University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 87.7%
  • 2009-2010: 87.8%
  • 2010-2011: 87.0%
  • 2011-2012: 84.8%
  • 2012-2013: 85.1%
  • Projected WVU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 85.8%

How Does West Virginia University (WVU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for West Virginia University is fifty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus56.1%
Carnegie Mellon University25.5%
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus90.5%
James Madison University63.6%
Ohio University-Main Campus73.0%

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 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to West Virginia University (WVU) (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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