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Acceptance Rate 87.94%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 26.18%
Applicants 44,952
Admitted 39,529
Enrolled 10,347

Applying To West Virginia Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 87.94% at West Virginia colleges and universities where total 44,952 students have applied and 39,529 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $50.00 and the graduate application fees is $38.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to West Virginia colleges.
General Admission Information of West Virginia Colleges
Open Admission Policy48 out of 75 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 50.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 38.00
Average Acceptance Rate87.94%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.18%
Average Test Scores1,042 SAT / 21 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 44,952 students (20,348 men and 24,584 women) applied to and 39,529 (17,408 men and 21,999 women) students were accepted to admit West Virginia Colleges. Among them, 4,706 men and 5,630 women were enrolled into West Virginia schools. The average acceptance rate is 87.94% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 26.18%. The table below shows the West Virginia colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for West Virginia Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants44,95220,34824,584
Admitted39,52917,40821,999
Enrolled10,3474,7065,630
Acceptance Rate 87.94% 85.55% 89.49%
Enrollment Ratio 26.18% 27.03% 25.59%
[Chart]West Virginia Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For West Virginia college, 4,584 students (36.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 3,823 students (34.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,151 and 25th percentile score is 932. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 72 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 Writing476.00590.00
SAT Math456.00561.00
ACT Composite18.0024.00
ACT Math16.0024.00
ACT English17.0024.00
[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

17 West Virginia schools require High School GPA and 19 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 5 West Virginia colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to West Virginia colleges.
Admission Checklist for West Virginia Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA170
High School Rank06
High School Record (or Transcript)190
Completion of College Preparatory Program411
Recommendations34
Formal Demonstration of Competencies12
Admission Test Scores53
TOEFL113
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00