|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||583|
|SAT Math 25th||554|
|SAT Composite 25th||1137|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||688|
|SAT Math 75th||643|
|SAT Composite 75th||1331|
|Average SAT Score||1230|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
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
|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%|
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.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
72% of Southern Virginia University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||17%|
|Top 25% of class||36%|
|Top 50% of class||72%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||64%||55%||59%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Southern Virginia University is $35.
What are the requirements for admission to Southern Virginia University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
25% of students submit their SAT scores to SVU. 77% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.