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Viterbo Admission Requirements

La Crosse, Wisconsin

Chances of getting into Viterbo University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.8%
Admission Difficulty for Viterbo University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Viterbo and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,040 out of 1,372 applicants were admitted making Viterbo University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. Viterbo University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% 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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Find out which students are getting accepted at Viterbo, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Viterbo SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1400
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for Viterbo University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Viterbo University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Viterbo University?

Viterbo University typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 3 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Viterbo University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1400 and Above Good >84%
1220 to 1400 Avg + 76%-84%
1040 to 1220 Avg - 65%-76%
860 to 1040 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 860 Low <52%
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Viterbo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for Viterbo University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Viterbo University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Viterbo 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 18 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Viterbo University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Viterbo University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >86%
23 to 26 Avg + 76%-86%
21 to 23 Avg - 67%-76%
19 to 21 Reach 58%-67%
Less than 19 Low <58%
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Viterbo GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.48
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Viterbo University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Viterbo. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Viterbo University was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.48 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Viterbo accepts 76% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Viterbo University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 34% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

84% of Viterbo University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Viterbo University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 84%
Bottom 50% of class 16%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Viterbo University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,005 367 1,372
Accepted 802 238 1,040
Acceptance Rate 80% 65% 76%
Enrolled 217 77 294
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 32% 28%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
5

Applicants have 5 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Viterbo University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Viterbo University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Viterbo University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
S
St Olaf College

Northfield, Minnesota

S
University of St Thomas

Saint Paul, Minnesota

B
Beloit College

Beloit, Wisconsin

L
Lawrence University

Appleton, Wisconsin

M
Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

D
Drake University

Des Moines, Iowa

W
Wheaton College

Wheaton, Illinois

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240107 IPEDS survey data for Viterbo University.

FAQs

Does Viterbo University prefer SAT or ACT?

3% of students submit their SAT scores to Viterbo. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Viterbo University?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Viterbo. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Viterbo University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1400. 3% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Viterbo University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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