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Marlins Admissions

Check in with Virginia Wesleyan University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

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.

Marlins Admissions Stats at a Glance

Marlins 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 81%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 16%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Marlins?

Virginia Wesleyan 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.

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

Is Marlins Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Marlins. Marlins evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Marlins accepted 74% of all applicants, around 1,624 of the 2,195 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Marlins, 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Marlins Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Marlins

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Marlins Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Marlins?

Students admitted to Marlins have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 67% submitted a class rank. At Marlins 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Virginia Wesleyan University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 67%
3.75 and 3.99 14.73%
3.50 and 3.74 15.67%
3.25 and 3.49 13.48%
3.00 and 3.24 14.11%
2.50 and 2.9 16.61%
2.00 and 2.49 5.64%

Marlins considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Marlins has 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, 81% of Marlins's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Marlins?

To be competitive with other Marlins applicants, you should strive to earn between 960 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Marlins 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 960, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Marlins students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Marlins students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Marlins?

To be most competitive at Marlins, you should strive to earn between 20 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Marlins's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

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

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Virginia Wesleyan University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Marlins. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Marlins during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Marlins Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Marlins?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Marlins.

Does Marlins accept transfer credits?

Marlins accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Marlins accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Marlins accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Marlins accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Marlins?

No, Marlins is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Marlins's acceptance rate?

Marlins's acceptance rate is 74%.

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Marlins Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

74%

How hard is it to get into Marlins? Marlins is a somewhat selective institution. The Marlins acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.

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Marlins Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marlins is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Marlins is Continuous processing.

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Marlins ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

20 to 29

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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Marlins SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

960 - 1170

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Math SAT Range

470 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 610

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Marlins GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.42

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Marlins, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,347

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

74%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$36,010

Out-of-State

$36,010

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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