Chances of getting into Southern Virginia University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.2%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Virginia University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into SVU and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 662 out of 956 applicants were admitted making SVU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Southern Virginia University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 47% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. 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
960-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
25%
SAT Scores for Southern Virginia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Southern Virginia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1100

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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 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 25 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Virginia University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >79%
1100 to 1240 Avg + 69%-79%
960 to 1100 Avg - 57%-69%
820 to 960 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 820 Low <44%
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SVU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
77%
ACT Scores for Southern Virginia University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Southern Virginia University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Virginia University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >79%
23 to 26 Avg + 69%-79%
20 to 23 Avg - 57%-69%
17 to 20 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 17 Low <44%
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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 #23 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 69% 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 Competitiveness
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 487 469 956
Accepted 372 290 662
Acceptance Rate 76% 62% 69%
Enrolled 174 137 311
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 47% 47% 47%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Sep 2, 2020
Days left to Apply
54

Applicants have 54 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.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

69% of those who apply are granted admission to SVU. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1240. 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 20 and 26. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.