SVU Admission RequirementsBuena Vista, Virginia
Chances of getting into Southern Virginia University
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
Applicants Submitting SAT25%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||480|
|SAT Composite 25th||960|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1100|
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 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.
|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%|
SVU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT77%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|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.
|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%|
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 #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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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)||47%||47%||47%|
Applications are DueSep 2, 2020
Days left to Apply54
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|
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.
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.