Acceptance Rate 63.03%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 23.64%
Applicants 353,221
Admitted 222,641
Enrolled 52,643

Applying To Virginia Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 63.03% at Virginia colleges and universities where total 353,221 students have applied and 222,641 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $55.00 and the graduate application fees is $54.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Virginia colleges.
General Admission Information of Virginia Colleges
Open Admission Policy86 out of 158 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 55.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 54.00
Average Acceptance Rate63.03%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.64%
Average Test Scores1,127 SAT / 23 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 353,221 students (147,964 men and 205,248 women) applied to and 222,641 (89,244 men and 133,397 women) students were accepted to admit Virginia Colleges. Among them, 23,491 men and 29,152 women were enrolled into Virginia schools. The average acceptance rate is 63.03% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 23.64%. The table below shows the Virginia colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Virginia Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 63.03% 60.31% 64.99%
Enrollment Ratio 23.64% 26.32% 21.85%
[Chart]Virginia Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Virginia college, 35,823 students (76.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 10,677 students (24.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,227 and 25th percentile score is 1,026. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 78 and 25th percentile score is 58. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Virginia colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Virginia Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing523.00621.00
SAT Math503.00606.00
ACT Composite20.0026.00
ACT Math18.0025.00
ACT English20.0027.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Virginia Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Virginia Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Virginia Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Virginia State, 91 schools use semester calendar systems and 8 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester91 out of 158 schools
Quarter8 out of 158 schools
Trimester3 out of 158 schools
Four-one-four plan6 out of 158 schools
Other academic year6 out of 158 schools
Differs by program13 out of 158 schools
Continuous27 out of 158 schools
Un-Known/Other4 out of 158 schools
Next table describes credits that Virginia colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits83 out of 158 schools
Credits for Life Experiences56 out of 158 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits94 out of 158 schools
Credit for Military Training85 out of 158 schools

Application Requirements

45 Virginia schools require High School GPA and 49 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 34 Virginia colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Virginia colleges.
Admission Checklist for Virginia Colleges
High School GPA453
High School Rank225
High School Record (or Transcript)492
Completion of College Preparatory Program1323
Formal Demonstration of Competencies38
Admission Test Scores346
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)84