|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into VSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 95% acceptance rate ranking it #42 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,333 out of 7,715 applicants were admitted making Virginia State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 84 percent. Virginia State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Virginia State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||430|
|SAT Math 25th||400|
|SAT Composite 25th||830|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||510|
|SAT Math 75th||500|
|SAT Composite 75th||1010|
|Average SAT Score||920|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Virginia State University?
Virginia State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 87 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 830 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 740. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 920 out of 1600. The school ranks #38 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1010 and Above||Good||>97%|
|920 to 1010||Avg +||95%-97%|
|830 to 920||Avg -||92%-95%|
|740 to 830||Reach||87%-92%|
|Less than 740||Low||<87%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||14|
|ACT Math 25th||15|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||19|
|ACT Math 75th||18|
|ACT Composite 75th||20|
|Average ACT Score||17|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into VSU?
Admission data indicates that VSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #38 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia State University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|20 and Above||Good||>97%|
|17 to 20||Avg +||95%-97%|
|15 to 17||Avg -||93%-95%|
|13 to 15||Reach||89%-93%|
|Less than 13||Low||<89%|
What GPA do you need to get into Virginia State University?
You can get into VSU with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Virginia State University was 2.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #40 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.8 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as VSU accepts 95% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||5%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||8%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Good|
|2.75 to 3.00||37%||Avg +|
|2.50 to 2.75||30%||Avg -|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
55% of Virginia State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||5%|
|Top 25% of class||22%|
|Top 50% of class||55%|
|Bottom 50% of class||45%|
|Bottom 25% of class||8%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||13%||19%||15%|
Applicants have 230 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Virginia State University is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Virginia State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234155 IPEDS survey data for Virginia State University.
78% of students submit their SAT scores to VSU. 14% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
95% of those who apply are granted admission to VSU. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 830 and 1010. 78% 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 15 and 20. 14% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.