SAT Scores for Admission to Four-Year West Virginia Colleges

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

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 choices that range from tiny private colleges to large public universities. The state's numerous four-year colleges vary widely in size, mission, and personality. Selectivity also varies significantly although none of the schools has a painfully high admissions bar.

SAT Scores for West Virginia Colleges (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
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25%75%25%75%25%75%
Alderson Broaddus College430510440520--
Appalachian Bible College505530365443--
Bethany College380500380500--
Bluefield State College420530450540--
Concord University440550430540--
Davis & Elkins College420530440530--
Fairmont State University410510410510--
Glenville State College370470380480--
Marshall University450575430560--
Mountain State Universityopen-admissions
Ohio Valley University410490440570--
Salem International Universityopen-admissions
Shepherd University440550430530--
University of Charleston420500423518--
West Liberty University410500420490--
West Virginia State University403520410490--
West Virginia University455560460570--
West Virginia University at Parkersburgopen-admissions
West Virginia University Institute of Technology370520410600--
West Virginia Wesleyan College430550450560--
Wheeling Jesuit University440520450540--
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To help you determine if your SAT scores are on target for your top choice West Virginia schools, the table above can guide you. The SAT scores in the table are for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these numbers, you're on target for admission. If your scores are slightly below the range presented in the table, don't give up -- remember that 25% of enrolled students have SAT scores below those listed. It's also important to put the SAT in perspective. The exam is just one part of your college application, and a strong academic record with challenging courses is even more important than test scores. Some of the colleges will also be looking at qualitative measures such as your application essayextracurricular activities and letters of recommendation.

The ACT is more popular than the SAT in West Virginia, but either exam can be used at any of the schools listed below.

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data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

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Grove, Allen. "SAT Scores for Admission to Four-Year West Virginia Colleges." ThoughtCo, Dec. 3, 2017, thoughtco.com/sat-scores-for-admission-to-four-year-west-virginia-colleges-788769. Grove, Allen. (2017, December 3). SAT Scores for Admission to Four-Year West Virginia Colleges. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/sat-scores-for-admission-to-four-year-west-virginia-colleges-788769 Grove, Allen. "SAT Scores for Admission to Four-Year West Virginia Colleges." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/sat-scores-for-admission-to-four-year-west-virginia-colleges-788769 (accessed June 18, 2018).