WVSU: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into West Virginia State University. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to WVSU, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown WVSU statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out West Virginia State University on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to WVSU, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at WVSU

What are your chances at WVSU?

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    *gpa score is required

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    What GPA do you need to get into West Virginia State University?

    West Virginia State University’s average GPA is 3.17. West Virginia State University does require GPA. West Virginia State University is currently selective. However, be aware that oftentimes schools in this GPA range are increasing their selectivity in hope of increasing “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of WVSU application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.17 to 3.33 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.33 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. West Virginia State University may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on WVSU’s campus. These WVSU admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is West Virginia State University’s acceptance rate?

    Last year West Virginia State University’s acceptance rate was 94.09. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 96.0 % 98.0 % 94.09 %

    As you can see, West Virginia State University is getting more and more difficult to get into. If this trend continue it’s likely that WVSU will be even more competitive by the time you apply.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into WVSU - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    What are your chances at WVSU?

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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at WVSU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    Does West Virginia State University Require Test Scores?

    West Virginia State University requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how West Virginia State University’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    West Virginia State University SAT Requirements

    West Virginia State University’s average SAT score is 911 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether West Virginia State University is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 410 490 450
    Reading 403 520 461
    2019 Total 813 1010 911
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    West Virginia State University’s average SAT score is 911. To be a competitive applicant for West Virginia State University your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 813, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider West Virginia State University a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1010.

    West Virginia State University ACT Requirements

    West Virginia State University’s average ACT score is 56. To be a competitive applicant for West Virginia State University your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 48, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider West Virginia State University a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 64.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 16 20 18
    Reading 15 22 18
    Writing 17 22 19
    2019 Total 48 64 56
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    West Virginia State University Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into West Virginia State University from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

    Recommendations Status
    School Rank Recommended
    GPA Required
    School Record Required

    How to get into WVSU

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into WVSU. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at WVSU, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with WVSU admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 911 on the SAT or 56 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.17.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with WVSU’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If West Virginia State University values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Institute has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. West Virginia State University wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Institute area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. WVSU needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows West Virginia State University something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your WVSU app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that WVSU’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at WVSU?

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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at WVSU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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