Chances of getting into Viterbo University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
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.

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Viterbo SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
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

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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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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
Applicants Submitting ACT
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.

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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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need above average high school grades to get into Viterbo University. 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.

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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%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Viterbo University and what considerations affect 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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education IPEDS survey data for Viterbo University.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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.

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.