univstats

Admission Comparison Between Best Colleges in Virginia

Admission StatsSATACTApplication Checklist

Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between best schools in Virginia. The average acceptance rate of best schools in Virginia is 54.41% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 26.94%.
University of Virginia-Main Campus has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 22.58% and Virginia Military Institute has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 52.16% among best schools in Virginia. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2020-2021.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 Washington and Lee University4,998 (2,455/2,543) 1,225 (592/633) 459 (234/225) 25% (24%/25%) 37% (40%/9%)
2 University of Virginia-Main Campus40,879 (19,118/21,761) 9,230 (4,137/5,093) 3,785 (1,632/2,153) 23% (22%/23%) 41% (39%/10%)
3 University of Richmond12,060 (5,134/6,926) 3,727 (1,719/2,008) 811 (382/429) 31% (33%/29%) 22% (22%/6%)
4 William & Mary14,201 (5,527/8,674) 5,987 (2,546/3,441) 1,521 (595/926) 42% (46%/40%) 25% (23%/11%)
5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University30,771 (17,676/13,094) 20,239 (10,848/9,391) 6,608 (3,553/3,055) 66% (61%/72%) 33% (33%/23%)
6 Virginia Military Institute1,543 (1,244/299) 924 (779/145) 482 (426/56) 60% (63%/48%) 52% (55%/19%)
7 James Madison University23,922 (9,520/14,402) 19,255 (7,238/12,017) 4,505 (1,789/2,716) 80% (76%/83%) 23% (25%/19%)
8 Christopher Newport University7,311 (3,171/4,140) 5,587 (2,320/3,267) 1,155 (519/636) 76% (73%/79%) 21% (22%/15%)
9 The University of Virginia's College at Wise1,010 (458/552) 834 (362/472) 256 (115/141) 83% (79%/86%) 31% (32%/26%)
10 George Mason University21,198 (9,282/11,916) 18,909 (8,075/10,834) 3,561 (1,774/1,787) 89% (87%/91%) 19% (22%/15%)
Average15,789 (7,359/7,359)8,592 (3,862/4,730)2,314 (1,102/1,212)54.41% (52.5%/64.3%)26.94% (28.5%/25.6%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,188 and 75th percentile is 1,371 for best schools in Virginia. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 641 and the average SAT Math score is 639.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Virginia. The following table compares SAT Scores between best schools in Virginia for academic year 2020-2021.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1Washington and Lee University52%
(240)
670740680760
2University of Virginia-Main Campus76%
(2,886)
660740660770
3University of Richmond59%
(482)
630710650750
4William & Mary77%
(1,174)
660740640750
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University83%
(5,489)
590680580690
6Virginia Military Institute88%
(407)
540640530620
7James Madison University56%
(2,519)
570650550630
8Christopher Newport UniversityNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
9The University of Virginia's College at Wise76%
(177)
500600480570
10George Mason University68%
(2,434)
560650540650
Average70.56% 597.78683.33 590.00687.78

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 76 and 75th percentile is 92 for best schools in Virginia. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 28, the average ACT English score is 29, and the average ACT Math score is 27.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Virginia. The following table compares ACT Scores between best schools in Virginia for academic year 2020-2021.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1Washington and Lee University48%
(219)
3234 33352932
2University of Virginia-Main Campus36%
(1,351)
3034 32352834
3University of Richmond41%
(329)
3033 0000
4William & Mary32%
(494)
3034 31352732
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University24%
(1,569)
2531 24322430
6Virginia Military Institute32%
(149)
2228 21282127
7James Madison University14%
(642)
2328 0000
8Christopher Newport UniversityNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
9The University of Virginia's College at Wise22%
(51)
1823 18231724
10George Mason University7%
(252)
2430 23322328
Average28.44% 26.0030.56 26.0031.43 24.1429.57

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying best schools in Virginia based on academic year 2020-2021 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
1 Washington and Lee University
2 University of Virginia-Main Campus
3 University of Richmond
4 William & Mary
5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
6 Virginia Military Institute
7 James Madison University
8 Christopher Newport University
9 The University of Virginia's College at Wise
10 George Mason University

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Virginiaand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.