If you are considering submitting an application to Virginia Commonwealth University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application is $70.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
|Virginia Commonwealth University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||18.42%|
|Mean SAT Score||1158|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||84%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||16%|
Virginia Commonwealth University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
In 2021, Virginia Commonwealth University waitlisted 409 students. Of those, 409 eventually got in.
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 in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Virginia Commonwealth University must submit the following items. Double check with Virginia Commonwealth University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Virginia Commonwealth University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 54.74% submitted a class rank. At Virginia Commonwealth University 18.42% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 28.21% were in the top 25% and 80.33% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Virginia Commonwealth University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||18.16%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19.52%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15.47%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10.51%|
|2.50 and 2.9||5.77%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.21%|
Virginia Commonwealth University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Virginia Commonwealth University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 84% of Virginia Commonwealth University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Virginia Commonwealth University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1060 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Virginia Commonwealth University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Virginia Commonwealth University student is 1158.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Virginia Commonwealth University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Virginia Commonwealth University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Virginia Commonwealth University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Virginia Commonwealth University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Virginia Commonwealth University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Virginia Commonwealth University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Virginia Commonwealth University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Virginia Commonwealth University.
Does Virginia Commonwealth University accept transfer credits?
Virginia Commonwealth University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Virginia Commonwealth University accepts:
Does Virginia Commonwealth University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Virginia Commonwealth University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Virginia Commonwealth University?
Virginia Commonwealth University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Virginia Commonwealth University's acceptance rate?
Virginia Commonwealth University's acceptance rate is 91%.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to VCU is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to VCU is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to VCU is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into VCU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1250 and Above
1060 to 1250
1060 and Less
The median SAT score for VCU students is 1158. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to VCU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1060 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1060 have a low chance of being offered a spot at VCU.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At VCU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.72. 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.
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