The acceptance rate at VCU is 91%. It ranks #40 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Virginia Commonwealth University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 15,632 out of 17,253 applicants were admitted.
The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent (SAT 1060/1250 ACT 21/28). Virginia Commonwealth University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.72. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Virginia Commonwealth University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1160
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Virginia Commonwealth University?
Virginia Commonwealth University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 960. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. VCU ranks #12 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|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||30|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Commonwealth University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Virginia Commonwealth University?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into VCU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Virginia Commonwealth University was 3.72 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.72 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as VCU accepts 91% of all applicants.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||18.16%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||19.52%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||15.47%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||10.51%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||5.77%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.21%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0.03%||Reach|
|less than 1.00||0%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
80.33% 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||18.42%|
|Top 25% of class||28.21%|
|Top 50% of class||80%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||24%||24%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Virginia Commonwealth University is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to Virginia Commonwealth University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|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.
88% of students submit their SAT scores to VCU. 18% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
91% of those who apply are granted admission to VCU. Admission competition is 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 1060 and 1250. 88% 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 28. 18% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.