VCU Admission RequirementsRichmond, Virginia
Chances of getting into Virginia Commonwealth University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into VCU and can I get accepted? The school has a 86% acceptance rate ranking it #36 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,273 out of 16,549 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 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.
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VCU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT88%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1260|
|Average SAT Score||1170|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 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. 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|
|1260 and Above||Good||>91%|
|1165 to 1260||Avg +||86%-91%|
|1070 to 1165||Avg -||78%-86%|
|975 to 1070||Reach||68%-78%|
|Less than 975||Low||<68%|
VCU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT18%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||24|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
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 #16 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Commonwealth University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>92%|
|24 to 28||Avg +||86%-92%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||80%-86%|
|18 to 21||Reach||71%-80%|
|Less than 18||Low||<71%|
Avg. High School GPA3.58
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #10 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.58 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as VCU accepts 86% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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%||32%||32%|
Applications were DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
88% of students submit their SAT scores to VCU. 18% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
86% of those who apply are granted admission to VCU. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1260. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.