SVU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Southern Virginia University
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
Applicants Submitting SAT20%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||420|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||880|
|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.
|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%|
SVU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT73%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||14|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.39
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
69% 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||18%|
|Top 25% of class||45%|
|Top 50% of class||69%|
|Bottom 50% of class||31%|
|Bottom 25% of class||9%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||64%||63%||64%|
Applications are DueSep 2, 2020
Days left to Apply345
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|
What are the requirements for admission to Southern Virginia University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.