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Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate52%

Southern Virginia University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Southern Virginia University. The acceptance rate at Southern Virginia University is 52%. Last year, 1,346 students applied to Southern Virginia University and 699 were admitted.

Consult with Southern Virginia University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Southern Virginia University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Southern Virginia University's admissions stats.

Southern Virginia University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Southern Virginia University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Southern Virginia University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Southern Virginia University?

Southern Virginia University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Southern Virginia University Admissions

Is Southern Virginia University Challenging To Get Into?

Southern Virginia University is a moderately difficult school to get into.

In 2022, Southern Virginia University accepted 52% of students, around 699 from the 1,346 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Southern Virginia University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Southern Virginia University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Southern Virginia University

Southern Virginia University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Southern Virginia University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Southern Virginia University

What does Southern Virginia University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Class Rank Important
Interview Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important
Academic GPA Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Southern Virginia University for more information on admission factors.

Southern Virginia University Application Requirements

To apply to Southern Virginia University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Southern Virginia University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements ecclesiastical endorsement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Southern Virginia University?

Students admitted to Southern Virginia University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 86% submitted a class rank. At Southern Virginia University 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Southern Virginia University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Southern Virginia University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Southern Virginia University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

To be most competitive at Southern Virginia University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Southern Virginia University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southern Virginia University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Southern Virginia University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Southern Virginia University.

Southern Virginia University Admissions FAQs

Do I have to submit test scores to Southern Virginia University?

✅ Southern Virginia University is not test optional.

What is Southern Virginia University's acceptance rate?

✅ Southern Virginia University's acceptance rate is 52%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Southern Virginia University?

❌ Southern Virginia University does not offer early decision.

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Southern Virginia University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Southern Virginia University? Southern Virginia University is a somewhat selective institution. The Southern Virginia University acceptance rate is 52%. This means that the institution accepts 51 out of every 100 applicants.


Southern Virginia University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Southern Virginia University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Southern Virginia University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Southern Virginia University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.19. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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