Virginia Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Virginia for 2020

These are the most selective colleges in Virginia. We've ranked the schools which reject over fifty percent of applicants. Leading the list is Washington and Lee University which sent acceptance letters to only 21% of the 5,855 students who applied and rejected 79%. Interestingly, not all schools on our "most selective" lists are overly academically challenging. Schools with less rigorous standardized test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.

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    • SAT Range 1350/1490
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.87*
    • Students: 2,223
    • Tuition:$52,455
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 21%
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    Washington and Lee University

    • SAT Range 1330/1500
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 4.22
    • Students: 24,639
    • Tuition:$17,653
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 26%
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    University of Virginia Main Campus

    • SAT Range 930/1120
    • ACT Range 17/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.38
    • Students: 1,128
    • Tuition:$26,886
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 30%
    • SAT Range 1290/1460
    • ACT Range 30/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.81*
    • Students: 4,002
    • Tuition:$52,610
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 30%
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    University of Richmond

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 612
    • Tuition:$11,520
    • Acceptance Rate 33%
    • SAT Range 1310/1490
    • ACT Range 30/33
    • Average HS GPA 4.12
    • Students: 8,817
    • Tuition:$23,400
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 37%
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    College of William and Mary

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 4,321
    • Tuition:$26,702
    • Acceptance Rate 44%
    • SAT Range 780/970
    • ACT Range 15/18
    • Average HS GPA 2.61
    • Students: 1,552
    • Tuition:$17,748
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 44%