VSU Admission RequirementsPetersburg, Virginia
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 #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
Applicants Submitting SAT78%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||430|
|SAT Math 25th||410|
|SAT Composite 25th||840|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||510|
|SAT Math 75th||500|
|SAT Composite 75th||1010|
|Average SAT Score||930|
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 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.
|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%|
VSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT14%
|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||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.
|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%|
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)||13%||17%||15%|
Applications were DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2020.
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
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.