Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

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Virginia Commonwealth University can be found in Richmond, VA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at VCU number nearly thirty five thousand per year, and is one of the largest colleges in the state.

Most of the students getting into Virginia Commonwealth University had an SAT score in the range of 1490 to 1800, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 21 to 26. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the VCU average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.45. This school has an acceptance rate of about 69 percent with 36 percent of applicants choosing to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected VCU acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 69%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at vcu.edu.

Overall VCU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

69.1%

The overall acceptance rate for Virginia Commonwealth University was reported as 69.1% in Fall 2013 with over 14,200 applications submitted to VCU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • VCU SAT Scores: 1490 - 1800
  • VCU ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • VCU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Virginia Commonwealth University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Virginia Commonwealth University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2017 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2017-2018 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Virginia Commonwealth University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 70.3%
  • 2010-2011: 71.0%
  • 2011-2012: 70.9%
  • 2012-2013: 64.6%
  • 2013-2014: 69.1%
  • Projected VCU Acceptance Rate 2017-2018: 68.5%

How Does VCU Compare?

69.1%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for VCU is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Virginia-Main Campus30.0%
Old Dominion University76.8%
George Mason University62.0%
George Washington University33.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants14,15640.6%59.4%
Admitted9,78640.8%59.2%
Enrolled3,52541.1%58.9%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to VCU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 610
Math500 - 600
Writing490 - 590
Total Score1490 - 1800
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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