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Chances of getting into Virginia Wesleyan College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.4%
Admission Difficulty for Virginia Wesleyan College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into VWC and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,870 out of 2,656 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 54 percent. Virginia Wesleyan College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

VWC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for Virginia Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Virginia Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1080

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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 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #22 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Virginia Wesleyan College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >80%
1080 to 1180 Avg + 70%-80%
980 to 1080 Avg - 58%-70%
880 to 980 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 880 Low <45%
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VWC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
15%
ACT Scores for Virginia Wesleyan College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Virginia Wesleyan College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 23

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Wesleyan College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

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%
23 to 25 Avg + 70%-80%
21 to 23 Avg - 58%-70%
19 to 21 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 19 Low <45%
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VWC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Virginia Wesleyan College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into VWC. 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 #30 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Virginia Wesleyan College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,596 1,060 2,656
Accepted 1,108 762 1,870
Acceptance Rate 69% 72% 70%
Enrolled 178 176 354
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 23% 19%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
227

Applicants have 227 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Virginia Wesleyan College and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Virginia Wesleyan College prefer SAT or ACT?

85% of students submit their SAT scores to VWC. 15% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Virginia Wesleyan College?

70% of those who apply are granted admission to VWC. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Virginia Wesleyan College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1180. 85% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Virginia Wesleyan College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 25. 15% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.