But you can’t guess which college in West Virginia is the hardest to get into. Higher education information site eCollegeFinder keeps detailed records on every school in America—and we used their records to figure out the six most selective colleges in our state.

6. Bethany College – Bethany

via Flickr

Acceptance rate: 49%


5. Alderson Broaddus University – Philippi

via US News and World Report

Acceptance rate: 43%


4. Bluefield State College – Bluefield

via NPR

Acceptance rate: 43%

3. Concord University – Athens

via Concord.edu

Acceptance rate 43%


2. West Virginia State University – Institute

via Britannica

Acceptance rate: 45%

1. Ohio Valley University – Vienna

via US News and World Report

Acceptance rate: 35% – This private Christian school in Wood County has only 478 students.

Bonus: WVU’s acceptance rate is 85%

Check out the full database from College Navigator.