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Your chances of getting into Averett University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Averett University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at AU is 47.7%.  Its admission rate is the 7th lowest in Virginia.

Admission Selectivity

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

AU is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,652 out of the 3,462 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 72 percent on standardized admission tests. Averett University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.07. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into AU?

48% 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 Averett University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.07 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1030 on the SAT
  • Score 19 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class


GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Averett University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into AU are to have around a 3.07 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

Even with a competitive GPA, admission to AU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at AU is 3.07 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #38 in Virginia for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since AU 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 3.1 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Averett University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 11.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 7.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 11.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 10.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 22.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 22.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 15.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 2.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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AU SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Averett University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 21% of students submitted SAT scores and 13% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Averett University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 460
Math 25th Percentile 450
Composite 25th Percentile 910
SAT Scores for Averett University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 570
Math 75th Percentile 585
Composite 75th Percentile 1155
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Averett University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at AU is 1030 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 910-1155. Students who get into Averett University score in the top 76 percent of all SAT test takers..  AU ranks #31 in the state of Virginia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1030 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. AU regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 910 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 910, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 790, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Averett University 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 "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1030 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 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 1032, you have around a 48% chance of being admitted. A 1155 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 64% chance of getting in.

Averett University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1155 and Above Good >64%
1032 to 1155 Avg + 48%-64%
910 to 1032 Avg - 33%-48%
788 to 910 Reach 20%-33%
Less than 788 Low <20%
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AU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Averett University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for Averett University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into AU?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to AU is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 22.  The school ranks #34 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 19. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Averett University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Averett University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into AU for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 48% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 67% with a 22 ACT score.

Averett University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >67%
19 to 22 Avg + 48%-67%
17 to 19 Avg - 36%-48%
15 to 17 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 15 Low <25%
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High School Class Rank

53% of Averett University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 26% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Averett University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 9%
Top 25% of class 26%
Top 50% of class 53%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

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

Averett University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,763 1,699 3,462
Accepted 703 949 1,652
Acceptance Rate 40% 56% 48%
Enrolled 79 152 231
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 16% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Averett University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Averett University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Averett University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Averett University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because AU is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.07 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1030 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1155 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 19 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231420 IPEDS survey data for Averett University.


Does Averett University prefer SAT or ACT?

21% of students submit their SAT scores to AU. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Averett University?

48% of those who apply are granted admission to AU. Admission competition is low 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 Averett University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1155. The average SAT score is 1032. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Averett University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. The average ACT score is 19. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.