Chances of getting into Virginia State University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into VSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 91% acceptance rate ranking it #41 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,746 out of 6,307 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 80 percent. Virginia State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 20% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT73%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||440|
|SAT Composite 25th||900|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||560|
|SAT Math 75th||530|
|SAT Composite 75th||1090|
|Average SAT Score||1000|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 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 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. The school ranks #38 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 73 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|
|1090 and Above||Good||>95%|
|995 to 1090||Avg +||91%-95%|
|900 to 995||Avg -||86%-91%|
|805 to 900||Reach||78%-86%|
|Less than 805||Low||<78%|
VSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT20%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||14|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||21|
|ACT Math 75th||20|
|ACT Composite 75th||19|
|Average ACT Score||17|
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 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #38 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|19 and Above||Good||>95%|
|17 to 19||Avg +||91%-95%|
|15 to 17||Avg -||86%-91%|
|13 to 15||Reach||78%-86%|
|Less than 13||Low||<78%|
Avg. High School GPA2.8
Typical High School GradesB-
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.
|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|
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)||18%||23%||20%|
Applications are DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to Apply139
Applicants have 139 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to VSU before the May 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
What are the requirements for admission to Virginia State University and what considerations affect 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
73% of students submit their SAT scores to VSU. 20% 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 900 and 1090. 73% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.