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Chances of getting into Virginia Wesleyan College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Admission Difficulty for Virginia Wesleyan College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into VWC and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at VWC is 74%.  It ranks #19 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. VWC is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,624 out of 2,195 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent (SAT 960/1190 ACT 20/29). Virginia Wesleyan College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.42. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The VWC application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Virginia Wesleyan College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 85% of students submitted SAT scores and 15% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

VWC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for Virginia Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Virginia Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Virginia Wesleyan College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. VWC ranks #23 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Virginia Wesleyan College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >83%
1075 to 1190 Avg + 74%-83%
960 to 1075 Avg - 63%-74%
845 to 960 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 845 Low <50%
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VWC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
15%
ACT Scores for Virginia Wesleyan College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Virginia Wesleyan College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 24

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Wesleyan College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Virginia Wesleyan College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >84%
24 to 29 Avg + 74%-84%
20 to 24 Avg - 64%-74%
16 to 20 Reach 53%-64%
Less than 16 Low <53%
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VWC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA
3.42
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 3.42 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 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 74% 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
4.0 18.5% Good
3.75 to 3.99 14.73% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 15.67% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 13.48% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.11% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 16.61% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.64% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.26% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

72% 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 39%
Top 50% of class 72%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Virginia Wesleyan College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,328 867 2,195
Accepted 976 648 1,624
Acceptance Rate 73% 75% 74%
Enrolled 184 142 326
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 22% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Virginia Wesleyan College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Virginia Wesleyan College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to VWC. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging 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 960 and 1190. 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 20 and 29. 15% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.