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Your chances of getting into University of Lynchburg

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

95.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Lynchburg
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Lynchburg is 95.9%.  Its admission rate is the 41st lowest in Virginia.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into University of Lynchburg and can you get accepted?

University of Lynchburg is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 3,099 out of the 3,230 who applied were admitted.

University of Lynchburg typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.53. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into University of Lynchburg?

96% 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 University of Lynchburg you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.53 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1120 on the SAT
  • Score 24 on the ACT

University of Lynchburg GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.53

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Lynchburg?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into University of Lynchburg are to have around a 3.53 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Lynchburg accepts 96% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at University of Lynchburg is 3.53 on the 4.0 scale. 28% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #25 in Virginia for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since University of Lynchburg 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 3.5 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 University of Lynchburg students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 28.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 14.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 16.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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University of Lynchburg SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Lynchburg. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 23% of students submitted SAT scores and 2% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1000-1230

Applicants Submitting SAT 

23%
SAT Scores for University of Lynchburg
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 500
Math 25th Percentile 500
Composite 25th Percentile 1000
SAT Scores for University of Lynchburg
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 620
Math 75th Percentile 610
Composite 75th Percentile 1230
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at University of Lynchburg is 1120 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1000-1230. Students who get into University of Lynchburg score in the top 60 percent of all SAT test takers..  University of Lynchburg ranks #26 in the state of Virginia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1120 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. University of Lynchburg regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1000, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 880, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Lynchburg 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 1120 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 1115, you have around a 96% chance of being admitted. A 1230 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 98% chance of getting in.

University of Lynchburg admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1230 and Above Good >98%
1115 to 1230 Avg + 96%-98%
1000 to 1115 Avg - 93%-96%
885 to 1000 Reach 87%-93%
Less than 885 Low <87%
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University of Lynchburg ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

21-28 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

2%
ACT Scores for University of Lynchburg
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 19
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for University of Lynchburg
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 28
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into University of Lynchburg?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to University of Lynchburg is 24, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 28.  The school ranks #23 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 24. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

2 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Lynchburg.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Lynchburg is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into University of Lynchburg for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 24 score has around 96% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 98% with a 28 ACT score.

University of Lynchburg admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >98%
24 to 28 Avg + 96%-98%
21 to 24 Avg - 93%-96%
18 to 21 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 18 Low <89%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

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

University of Lynchburg admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,998 1,232 3,230
Accepted 1,936 1,163 3,099
Acceptance Rate 97% 94% 96%
Enrolled 260 150 410
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 13% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Sep 1, 2023

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Sep 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

University of Lynchburg 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 Required to be considered for admission
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 University of Lynchburg
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of Lynchburg is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.53 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1120 and ACT of 24 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to University of Lynchburg often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232609 IPEDS survey data for University of Lynchburg.

Last updated February 24, 2024

FAQs

Does University of Lynchburg prefer SAT or ACT?

23% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Lynchburg. 2% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Lynchburg?

96% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Lynchburg. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Lynchburg?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1230. The average SAT score is 1115. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Lynchburg?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. The average ACT score is 24. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.