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 (med 50%)

Composite
25%
Composite
75%
English
25%
English
75%
Math 25% Math 75%
Alderson Broaddus College 18 23 16 22 17 22
Appalachian Bible College 17 20 19 24 16 20
Bethany College 17 23 15 23 16 23
Bluefield State College 17 22 15 22 16 21
Concord University 18 23 18 24 17 23
Davis & Elkins College 17 23 16 23 16 22
Fairmont State University 18 23 16 23 16 22
Glenville State College 16 22 15 22 16 21
Marshall University 19 24 19 25 17 24
Mountain State University open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions
Ohio Valley University 18 23 17 22 17 23
Salem International University open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions
Shepherd University 19 24 17 23 18 25
University of Charleston 18 24 17 24 17 24
West Liberty University 18 23 17 24 17 22
West Virginia State University 17 22 16 22 16 21
West Virginia University 21 26 21 27 20 26
West Virginia University at Parkersburg open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions
West Virginia University Institute of Technology 19 24 18 24 17 24
West Virginia Wesleyan College 20 25 18 24 19 25
Wheeling Jesuit University 18 23 17 23 17 24

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