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West Virginia University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1867
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 20,590
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $1,295,442
Admissions Address

PO Box 6201
Morgantown, WV 26506-6201

Website

http://www.wvu.edu

Admissions E-mail

go2wvu@mail.wvu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. Cheng Khoo
Admissions office telephone: (800) 344-9881
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.arc.wvu.edu/admissions/applications.html Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 13 2

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 92%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 92%
Total applicants: 12,047
Total acceptances: 11,040
Total freshman enrollment: 4,828
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 6,443
Male acceptances: 5,876
Male freshman enrollment: 2,656
 
Female applicants: 5,604
Female acceptances: 5,164
Female freshman enrollment: 2,172
Out-of-state freshmen: 49%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 17%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 40%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 73%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 69%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 52%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 560
Math: 480 – 580
Combined: 940 – 1140

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.1% 2.6%
600-699 12.1% 17.6%
500-599 44.1% 46.1%
400-499 38.1% 31.3%
300-399 4.6% 2.4%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 48%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 26
Math: 18 – 25
Composite: 20 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 6.0% 10.7% 4.3%
24-29 37.5% 34.6% 34.4%
18-23 51.8% 44.4% 43.0%
12-17 4.6% 10.5% 18.3%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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