ACT Scores for Admission to Four-Year West Virginia Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for West Virginia

McMurran Hall at Shepherd University in West Virginia
McMurran Hall at Shepherd University in West Virginia. Acroterion / Wikimedia Commons

Students hoping to attend college in West Virginia will find a wide range of options. The state's four-year colleges vary significantly in size, personality, and mission. Selectivity also differs significantly although none of the schools has a painfully high admissions bar.

ACT Scores for West Virginia Colleges (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Alderson Broaddus College182316221722
Appalachian Bible College172019241620
Bethany College172315231623
Bluefield State College172215221621
Concord University182318241723
Davis & Elkins College172316231622
Fairmont State University182316231622
Glenville State College162215221621
Marshall University192419251724
Mountain State Universityopen-admissions
Ohio Valley University182317221723
Salem International Universityopen-admissions
Shepherd University192417231825
University of Charleston182417241724
West Liberty University182317241722
West Virginia State University172216221621
West Virginia University212621272026
West Virginia University at Parkersburgopen-admissions
West Virginia University Institute of Technology192418241724
West Virginia Wesleyan College202518241925
Wheeling Jesuit University182317231724
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The table above can help you figure out if your ACT scores are on target for admission to your top choice West Virginia colleges. The table shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of matriculated students. If your scores fall within or above these numbers, you're in a strong position for admission. If your scores are a little below the bottom number, realize that a quarter of enrolled students have scores below those listed.

Be sure to keep the ACT in perspective -- it just one part of your college application. A strong academic record with challenging courses in core subjects will almost always carry more weight than standardized test scores. Also, some of the schools will look at non-numerical information and want to see a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

Note that the ACT is more popular than the SAT in West Virginia, but all the schools will accept either exam.

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data from the National Center for Educational Statistics