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Chances of getting into Southern Virginia University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
99%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Virginia University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into SVU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at SVU is 99%.  It ranks #45 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Southern Virginia University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 509 out of 514 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent (SAT 1137/1331 ACT 21/27). Southern Virginia University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.19. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. Of those applicants who were admitted, 59% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Southern Virginia University is a prized outcome for many students.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Southern Virginia University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

SVU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1137-1331
Applicants Submitting SAT
25%
SAT Scores for Southern Virginia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 583
SAT Math 25th 554
SAT Composite 25th 1137
SAT Scores for Southern Virginia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 688
SAT Math 75th 643
SAT Composite 75th 1331
Average SAT Score 1230

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1137 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. SVU ranks #6 in Virginia and #192 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Virginia University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1331 and Above Good >99%
1234 to 1331 Avg + 99%-99%
1137 to 1234 Avg - 98%-99%
1040 to 1137 Reach 97%-98%
Less than 1040 Low <97%
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SVU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
77%
ACT Scores for Southern Virginia University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Southern Virginia University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 77 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Virginia University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Virginia University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >99%
24 to 27 Avg + 99%-99%
21 to 24 Avg - 98%-99%
18 to 21 Reach 97%-98%
Less than 18 Low <97%
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SVU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.19
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Southern Virginia University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into SVU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern Virginia University was 3.19 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.19 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as SVU accepts 99% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

72% 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 17%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 72%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Southern Virginia University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 216 298 514
Accepted 214 295 509
Acceptance Rate 99% 99% 99%
Enrolled 136 163 299
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 64% 55% 59%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southern Virginia University is $35.

Application Requirements

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

Southern Virginia University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
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.

FAQs

Does Southern Virginia University prefer SAT or ACT?

25% of students submit their SAT scores to SVU. 77% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southern Virginia University?

99% of those who apply are granted admission to SVU. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Southern Virginia University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1137 and 1331. 25% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Southern Virginia University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.