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Acceptance Rate 64.03%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 20.66%
Applicants 372,639
Admitted 238,583
Enrolled 49,291

Applying To Virginia Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 64.03% at Virginia colleges and universities where total 372,639 students have applied and 238,583 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 Rate64.03%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)20.66%
Average Test Scores1,131 SAT / 23 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 372,639 students (154,181 men and 218,455 women) applied to and 238,583 (94,183 men and 144,399 women) students were accepted to admit Virginia Colleges. Among them, 21,615 men and 27,676 women were enrolled into Virginia schools. The average acceptance rate is 64.03% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 20.66%. The table below shows the Virginia colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Virginia Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants372,639154,181218,455
Admitted238,58394,183144,399
Enrolled49,29121,61527,676
Acceptance Rate 64.03% 61.09% 66.10%
Enrollment Ratio 20.66% 22.95% 19.17%
[Chart]Virginia Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Virginia college, 30,099 students (68.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 9,239 students (23.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,229 and 25th percentile score is 1,033. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 78 and 25th percentile score is 59. 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 Writing525.00626.00
SAT Math508.00603.00
ACT Composite20.0026.00
ACT Math19.0025.00
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

43 Virginia schools require High School GPA and 47 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 20 Virginia colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Virginia colleges.
Admission Checklist for Virginia Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA434
High School Rank223
High School Record (or Transcript)472
Completion of College Preparatory Program1322
Recommendations1616
Formal Demonstration of Competencies37
Admission Test Scores205
TOEFL326
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)84