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Acceptance Rate 76.53%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 29.15%
Applicants 51,158
Admitted 39,151
Enrolled 11,414

Applying To West Virginia Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 76.53% at West Virginia colleges and universities where total 51,158 students have applied and 39,151 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $50.28 and the graduate application fees is $38.17. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to West Virginia colleges.
General Admission Information of West Virginia Colleges
Open Admission Policy48 out of 75 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 50.28
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 38.17
Average Acceptance Rate76.53%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)29.15%
Average Test Scores1,020 SAT / 61 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 51,158 students (23,143 men and 28,012 women) applied to and 39,151 (17,347 men and 21,804 women) students were accepted to admit West Virginia Colleges. Among them, 5,199 men and 6,215 women were enrolled into West Virginia schools. The average acceptance rate is 76.53% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 29.15%. The table below shows the West Virginia colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for West Virginia Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants51,15823,14328,012
Admitted39,15117,34721,804
Enrolled11,4145,1996,215
Acceptance Rate 76.53% 74.96% 77.84%
Enrollment Ratio 29.15% 29.97% 28.50%
[Chart]West Virginia Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For West Virginia college, 8,031 students (60.35% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 6,948 students (59.47%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,127 and 25th percentile score is 913. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 70 and 25th percentile score is 51. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at West Virginia colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at West Virginia Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing460.94572.81
SAT Math451.56554.25
ACT Composite17.7623.53
ACT Math16.4122.71
ACT English17.0023.59
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - West Virginia Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - West Virginia Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - West Virginia Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In West Virginia State, 32 schools use semester calendar systems and 8 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester32 out of 75 schools
Quarter8 out of 75 schools
Trimester0 out of 75 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 75 schools
Other academic year3 out of 75 schools
Differs by program16 out of 75 schools
Continuous15 out of 75 schools
Un-Known/Other1 out of 75 schools
Next table describes credits that West Virginia colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits33 out of 75 schools
Credits for Life Experiences34 out of 75 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits37 out of 75 schools
Credit for Military Training39 out of 75 schools

Application Requirements

19 West Virginia schools require High School GPA and 24 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 15 West Virginia colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to West Virginia colleges.
Admission Checklist for West Virginia Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA192
High School Rank07
High School Record (or Transcript)240
Completion of College Preparatory Program612
Recommendations74
Formal Demonstration of Competencies32
Admission Test Scores151
TOEFL151
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)70