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Regent University Admission Requirements

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Your chances of getting into Regent University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Regent University
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Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Regent University is 40.7%.  Its admission rate is the 6th lowest in Virginia and the 150th lowest the nation.

Admission Selectivity

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

Regent University is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 2,133 out of the 5,240 who applied were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent (SAT 960/1230 ACT 23/29). Regent University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.34. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Regent University?

41% 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 Regent University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.34 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1100 on the SAT
  • Score 26 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Regent University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Regent University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Regent University are to have around a 3.34 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

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

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Regent University is 3.34 on the 4.0 scale. 20% 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 #29 in Virginia for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 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 Regent University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 20.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 15.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 10.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 11.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 9.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 5.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Regent University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Regent University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Regent University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 490
Math 25th Percentile 470
Composite 25th Percentile 960
SAT Scores for Regent University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 630
Math 75th Percentile 600
Composite 75th Percentile 1230
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Regent University is 1100 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 960-1230. Students who get into Regent University score in the top 68 percent of all SAT test takers..  Regent University ranks #26 in the state of Virginia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1100 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Regent University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 960, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 820, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 17 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1100 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 1095, you have around a 41% chance of being admitted. A 1230 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 57% chance of getting in.

Regent University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1230 and Above Good >57%
1095 to 1230 Avg + 41%-57%
960 to 1095 Avg - 27%-41%
825 to 960 Reach 16%-27%
Less than 825 Low <16%
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Regent University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Regent University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 23
Math 25th Percentile 20
Composite 25th Percentile 23
ACT Scores for Regent University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 32
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Regent University is 26, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 23 and 29.  The school ranks #11 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 26. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 23 and score in the score in the top 32 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 20.

5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Regent University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Regent University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 26 score has around 41% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 57% with a 29 ACT score.

Regent University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >57%
26 to 29 Avg + 41%-57%
23 to 26 Avg - 27%-41%
20 to 23 Reach 16%-27%
Less than 20 Low <16%
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High School Class Rank

60% of Regent University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 35% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Regent University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 60%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

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

Regent University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,271 1,969 5,240
Accepted 1,336 797 2,133
Acceptance Rate 41% 40% 41%
Enrolled 253 185 438
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 23% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 159 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Regent University is $50.

Application Requirements

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

Regent University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Regent University is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.34 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1100 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1230 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 26 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231651 IPEDS survey data for Regent University.


Does Regent University prefer SAT or ACT?

17% of students submit their SAT scores to Regent University. 5% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Regent University?

41% of those who apply are granted admission to Regent University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Regent University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1230. The average SAT score is 1095. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Regent University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. The average ACT score is 26. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.