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Freshman Profile

Fall 2018

GPA

WVU uses the most recent cumulative GPA from a student's high school transcript when determining admission to the University and when determining scholarship eligibility. We review high school GPA based on a four-point grading scale. In most instances, we will consider weighted GPA when determining eligibility for admission and scholarships. Learn more about how we calculate and evaluate your GPA.

Percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who had high school grade-point averages within each of the following ranges (using 4.0 scale). Reported information is only for those students from whom high school GPA was collected.

Fall 2018
GPA Percent
3.75 and higher 43.2%
3.50 and 3.74 20.1%
3.25 and 3.49 10.7%
3.00 and 3.24 12.7%
2.50 and 2.99 11.1%
2.0 and 2.49 2.2%

Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.53

Class Ranking

Percentage of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who had high school class rank within each of the following ranges.

Fall 2018
High School Class Ranking Percent
Top tenth of graduating class 23%
Top quarter of graduating class 48%
Top half of graduating class 78%
Bottom half of graduating class 22%

Standardized Test Score

WVU accepts multiple test dates for either exam and superscore for admission, the Honors College and merit awards. WVU combines the highest sub-scores from different test dates to create a "superscore" total or composite. Once admitted, students may continue to submit new scores (our merit deadline is July 15 for updating scores).

Percent and number of first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted national standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores. 

Fall 2018
25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 530 620
SAT Math 520 620
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT Math 19 26
ACT English 20 26

Fall 2018
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing SAT Math
700-800 3.8% 5.1%
600-699 30.0% 23.9%
500-599 50.3% 51.8%
400-499 15.3% 18.2%
300-399 0.7% 1.0%

Fall 2018
ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 8.5% 12.3% 4.9%
24-29 36.0% 28.0% 35.7%
18-23 46.8% 46.2% 39.4%
12-17 8.7% 12.8% 20.0%

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