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Admissions Criteria

The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources directly admits students based on math readiness and meeting minimum requirements for direct admission to the university. Although students select their engineering major of interest when applying, all first-year freshman are admitted to the Fundamentals of Engineering program. Upon successful completion of this program, students advance to their specific major

We encourage you to talk with our recruitment team, schedule a visit, or attend an event to learn more.

First-Time Freshman Admission with Test Scores Beginning Summer 2022

When applying to the university with an ACT or SAT score, the math subsection of the score will be used for placement in conjunction with general admission standards for the university. This ensures that students meet math readiness standards while building upon an academic foundation to continue with many of the required engineering courses.  

Admitted students may qualify for a higher math placement by submitting updated ACT/SAT scores or take the university’s ALEKS math placement exam. Upon review, AP, IB, and dual enrollment courses may also be accepted. Students must submit new placement information prior to New Student Orientation in June.

Students seeking admission before summer 2022 should see the catalog for admission criteria.

Test Optional Admission Criteria

We will admit test optional applicants that meet a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and general university admissions requirements. Due to the minimum math placement of Math 126 for engineering, a math assessment is required prior to New Student Orientation in June. The ALEKS math placement exam, qualifying AP, IB, or dual enrollment courses and grades, or an ACT or SAT score are approved options for placement. Enrolling students who do not qualify for the minimum math placement will be admitted to the WVU Center for Learning, Advising, and Student Success (CLASS). Students admitted into CLASS will have the opportunity to work with advisors who will help them find their path into the Statler College.

Even if you are admitted test option, we encourage you to take the ACT or SAT for increased scholarship opportunities. Departmental scholarships for first time freshmen offered by the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources require an ACT or SAT score to qualify.

Test Optional Admissions
High School GPA
Learn more about the ALEKS Math Placement Test

Math Placement for Entering Freshmen

ACT Math Score
SAT Math Score
ALEKS Math Placement Test Score
Starting Math Class
28 660 75 Math 155
(Calculus 1)
26 610 65 Math 153
(Calculus 1 with review)
19 510 35 Math 126 (College Algebra)

Admissions will be based on the highest math sub-score submitted (ACT or SAT), and the highest GPA printed on high school transcripts.

Learn more about the ALEKS Math Placement Test

Transfer Admission Criteria

Students who wish to transfer to a Statler College program from another university are welcome and encouraged to apply. While many factors are used in the evaluation process, transfer students with 24 credits or more of college coursework must have a 2.75 minimum college-level GPA (cumulative from all institutions), with placement into Calculus 1 or higher. You can look at our transfer equivalencies to see the process of how your courses will be evaluated. We highly encourage you to talk with our recruitment team or set up a visit and they will be glad to help you and answer any questions about the transfer process.