|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
Can I get into VCU? The school has a 84% acceptance rate. Last year, 12,793 out of 15,248 applicants were admitted making Virginia Commonwealth University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. Virginia Commonwealth University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1140|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Estimated Average SAT||1230|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Virginia Commonwealth University?
Virginia Commonwealth University typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 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|
|1320 and Above||Good||>90%|
|1230 to 1320||Avg +||84%-90%|
|1140 to 1230||Avg -||76%-84%|
|1050 to 1140||Reach||64%-76%|
|Less than 1050||Low||<64%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Estimated Average ACT||24|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into VCU?
Admission data indicates that VCU 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. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Commonwealth University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>90%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||84%-90%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||76%-84%|
|18 to 21||Reach||64%-76%|
|Less than 18||Low||<64%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Virginia Commonwealth University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Virginia Commonwealth University was 3.58 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.58 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as VCU accepts 84% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||22%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||21%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||7%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Reach|
86% of Virginia Commonwealth University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||20%|
|Top 25% of class||50%|
|Top 50% of class||86%|
|Bottom 50% of class||14%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||32%||33%||32%|
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to Virginia Commonwealth University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234030 IPEDS survey data for Virginia Commonwealth University.