Chances of getting into Virginia Wesleyan College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.9%
Admission Difficulty for Virginia Wesleyan College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into VWC and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,559 out of 2,231 applicants were admitted making VWC a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Virginia Wesleyan College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% 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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VWC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for Virginia Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Virginia Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Virginia Wesleyan College?

Virginia Wesleyan College typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Virginia Wesleyan College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >80%
1130 to 1230 Avg + 70%-80%
1030 to 1130 Avg - 58%-70%
930 to 1030 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 930 Low <45%
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VWC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
14%
ACT Scores for Virginia Wesleyan College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Virginia Wesleyan College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into VWC?

Admission data indicates that VWC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Wesleyan College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Virginia Wesleyan College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >80%
22 to 25 Avg + 70%-80%
19 to 22 Avg - 58%-70%
16 to 19 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 16 Low <45%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Virginia Wesleyan College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Virginia Wesleyan College was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as VWC accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Virginia Wesleyan College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 22% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

62% of Virginia Wesleyan College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Virginia Wesleyan College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 62%
Bottom 50% of class 38%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Virginia Wesleyan College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,257 943 2,231
Accepted 910 649 1,559
Acceptance Rate 72% 69% 70%
Enrolled 227 196 423
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 30% 27%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Virginia Wesleyan College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Virginia Wesleyan College
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=234173 IPEDS survey data for Virginia Wesleyan College.