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West Virginia State University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 23rd 2019By -  Sugandhi Sood

SEO title: West Virginia State University: Fall 2019, Requirements, Deadlines, Undergraduate, Graduate

West Virginia State University admission process is quite flexible having an acceptance rate of almost 98%. The university admits nearly 3755 students each year. West Virginia State University, under its admission, offers 22 undergraduate programs and 6 graduation courses.

  • The university invites applications for Fall, Summer and Spring sessions
  • Both the undergraduate and graduate applicants have to apply through the university’s online portal.
  • The university accepts both TOEFL and IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency.


Admission PortalUniversity Website
Application Fee (non refundable)20 USD
Acceptance Rate98%
Average SAT Score932
Average ACT Score20
GPA 3.08
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
Academic CalendarSemester Based
Intake SessionsFall/Summer/Spring
Financial AidScholarships

West Virginia State University Admission deadlines

The applicants are advised to apply before giving deadlines to be considered before admission.

FallJune 1
SpringOctober 1

Note: There is no specific guideline for Graduate Admissions. West Virginia State University follows a rolling system of admission in which there is no specific guideline in which one must apply.

West Virginia State University International Admissions

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • All the academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s).
    • Certified by the institution's office registrar.
    • Sent directly from the issuing institute a stamped and sealed envelope.
    • Official transcripts that are not in English must be accompanied along with the certified English translation.
  • Must have a GPA equivalent of 2.0 or above
  • Proof of English proficiency for non-native English speakers.
  • At least one Letter of recommendation is mandatory.
  • An updated resume consisting of professional experience and educational qualifications.
  • Letter of Intent or Statement of purpose which highlights an applicant’s career objective and future goals.
  • ACT or SAT Scores (18 ACT or 870 Composite SAT [combination of critical reading and math scores])
  • Departmental requirements: In addition to the general admission requirements, some departments require a separate departmental application, portfolio, audition or interview.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants can submit the TOEFL and/or IELTS scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are given below. However, applicants must note that several departments may different score requirements

TestMinimum score required
TOEFL ibt61 or above
IELTS5.5 or above

Visa Process for International Students

  • International applicants will be issued Form I-20 from the university
  • Applicants will need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20:
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor letter, if applicable
  • Complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and pay the application fee.
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview

West Virginia State University Undergraduate Admission

West Virginia State University offers nearly 22 undergraduate courses to all the applicants. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to apply: West Virginia State University Website

Application Fee: 20 USD

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • One must have transcripts from higher secondary, test scores (O Level, WAEC, etc)
  • Submission of TOEFL/IELTS scores is a must (If you are from an English-speaking country, you do not need to submit TOEFL/IELTS)
  • ACT/SAT scores are not required but preferred as additional documents that will assist in placing students in proper math and English courses.
  • Immunization Records of the applicant o be submitted
  • Copy of Passport and Visa (if applicable)

West Virginia State University Graduate Admissions

West Virginia State University offers mainly 6 graduate programs, requirements of which are stated below:

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
Master of BiotechnologyGraduate Application PortalFall: WTGA*- June 13 WGA*- March 15
Spring: WTGA*- November 10 WGA*- October 15
20 USD GPA in the natural sciences of 3.0 Minimum scores on the GRE of 140 verbal and 150 quantitative Three letters of professional reference, sent directly to the Biotechnology ProgramTOEFL: 80
Master of Public Administration Graduate Application PortalFall: April 138 USDGPA- 2.70 Standardized test scores from exams (GRE/GMAT, LSAT/MAT) (7 Year old data accepted at most)TOEFL: 500 (pBT)
173 (cBT)
61 (iBT)
Master of Arts degree in Media Studies Graduate Application PortalNA37 USDGRE score- 290, Undergraduate G.P.A - 3.0 or higher and/or high GRE scores are preferredTOEFL: 550

WTGA*- Without Graduate Assistantship WGA*- WithGraduate Assistantship

Additional Documents:

The applicant must have original copies of the following documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Latest Resume
  • Letters Of Recommendations

These are additional documents which might be required. However, the requirement may vary from graduate course to course.

West Virginia State University gives a fair admission chance to the applicants fulfilling the required criteria’s. The university also offers many online graduate courses in addition to the ones provided offline at the campus.

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