Private 4 Year

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Buffalo, New York

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Your chances of getting into Villa Maria College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Villa Maria College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Villa is 78.2%.  Its admission rate is the 98th lowest in New York.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Villa and can you get accepted?

Villa Maria College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 391 out of the 500 who applied were admitted.

Villa Maria College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.87. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Villa?

78% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Villa Maria College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 2.87 or better
  • Earn B- grades in high school
  • Score 890 on the SAT

Villa GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Villa Maria College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Villa are to have around a 2.87 high school GPA. You can get into Villa with slightly below average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 2.87 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Villa accepts 78% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Villa is 2.87 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B- letter grades and regularly score around 80-82 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #118 in New York for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Villa is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 2.9 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Villa SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Villa Maria College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 6% of students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Villa Maria College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 390
Math 25th Percentile 340
Composite 25th Percentile 730
SAT Scores for Villa Maria College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 520
Math 75th Percentile 530
Composite 75th Percentile 1050
Average SAT Score 890

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Villa Maria College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Villa is 890 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 730-1050. Students who get into Villa Maria College score in the top 96 percent of all SAT test takers..  Villa ranks #106 in the state of New York for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 890 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Villa regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 730 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 730, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 570, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Villa Maria College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 890 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 890, you have around a 78% chance of being admitted. A 1050 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 87% chance of getting in.

Villa Maria College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1050 and Above Good >87%
890 to 1050 Avg + 78%-87%
730 to 890 Avg - 65%-78%
570 to 730 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 570 Low <50%
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Villa ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Villa Maria College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Villa Maria College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Villa Maria College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 317 183 500
Accepted 244 147 391
Acceptance Rate 77% 80% 78%
Enrolled 52 49 101
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 33% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Villa Maria College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Villa Maria College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Villa Maria College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not required for admission, but considered if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Villa Maria College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Villa Maria College often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197142 IPEDS survey data for Villa Maria College.


Does Villa Maria College prefer SAT or ACT?

6% of students submit their SAT scores to Villa.

What is my chance of getting into Villa Maria College?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Villa. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Villa Maria College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 730 and 1050. The average SAT score is 890. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.