Chances of getting into Virginia State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
91.1%
Admission Difficulty for Virginia State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into VSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 91% acceptance rate ranking it #42 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,383 out of 7,007 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.

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VSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
840-1010
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Virginia State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 410
SAT Composite 25th 840
SAT Scores for Virginia State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 510
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1010
Average SAT Score 930

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Virginia State University?

Virginia State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 86 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 840 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 750. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 930 out of 1600. The school ranks #37 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Virginia State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1010 and Above Good >95%
925 to 1010 Avg + 91%-95%
840 to 925 Avg - 86%-91%
755 to 840 Reach 78%-86%
Less than 755 Low <78%
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VSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
14%
ACT Scores for Virginia State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Virginia State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #37 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Virginia State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >95%
18 to 21 Avg + 91%-95%
15 to 18 Avg - 86%-91%
12 to 15 Reach 78%-86%
Less than 12 Low <78%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.8
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into Virginia State University 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 91% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Virginia State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 5% Good
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

High School Class Rank

55% of Virginia State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Virginia State University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Virginia State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,589 2,418 7,007
Accepted 4,266 2,117 6,383
Acceptance Rate 93% 88% 91%
Enrolled 568 362 930
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 17% 15%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Virginia State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Virginia State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Virginia State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

78% of students submit their SAT scores to VSU. 14% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

91% 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 840 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 21. 14% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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