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Buena Vista, Virginia

SVU Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Southern Virginia University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
56.2%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Virginia University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into SVU and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 520 out of 926 applicants were admitted making SVU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 84 percent. Southern Virginia University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 64% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Southern Virginia University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SVU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
880-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
20%
SAT Scores for Southern Virginia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 420
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 880
SAT Scores for Southern Virginia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern Virginia University?

Southern Virginia University typically requires applicants to be in the top 81 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 880 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 740. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #35 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Virginia University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >68%
1020 to 1160 Avg + 56%-68%
880 to 1020 Avg - 43%-56%
740 to 880 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 740 Low <31%
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SVU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
14-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
73%
ACT Scores for Southern Virginia University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 14
ACT Scores for Southern Virginia University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SVU?

Admission data indicates that SVU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 14 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 87 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 8 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #31 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 73 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Virginia University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Virginia University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >68%
20 to 26 Avg + 56%-68%
14 to 20 Avg - 43%-56%
8 to 14 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 8 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.39
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Southern Virginia University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern Virginia University was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #20 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SVU accepts 56% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Southern Virginia University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 35% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

69% of Southern Virginia University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Southern Virginia University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 69%
Bottom 50% of class 31%
Bottom 25% of class 9%

Admission Statistics

Southern Virginia University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 461 465 926
Accepted 250 270 520
Acceptance Rate 54% 58% 56%
Enrolled 160 171 331
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 64% 63% 64%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Sep 2, 2020
Days left to Apply
345

Applicants have 345 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Sep 2, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to SVU before the Sep 2 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern Virginia University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Southern Virginia University Admission 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 Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southern Virginia University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233611 IPEDS survey data for Southern Virginia University.