Acceptance Rate 67.98%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 21.15%
Applicants 348,345
Admitted 236,817
Enrolled 50,082

Applying To Virginia Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 67.98% at Virginia colleges and universities where total 348,345 students have applied and 236,817 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $55.00 and the graduate application fees is $54.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Virginia colleges.
General Admission Information of Virginia Colleges
Open Admission Policy82 out of 172 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 55.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 54.00
Average Acceptance Rate67.98%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.15%
Average Test Scores1,167 SAT / 25 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 348,345 students (147,137 men and 201,205 women) applied to and 236,817 (95,338 men and 141,476 women) students were accepted to admit Virginia Colleges. Among them, 22,454 men and 27,628 women were enrolled into Virginia schools. The average acceptance rate is 67.98% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 21.15%. The table below shows the Virginia colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Virginia Colleges (2021-2022)
Acceptance Rate 67.98% 64.80% 70.31%
Enrollment Ratio 21.15% 23.55% 19.53%
[Chart]Virginia Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Virginia college, 15,506 students (29.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 5,054 students (12.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,273 and 25th percentile score is 1,061. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 82 and 25th percentile score is 64. 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 Writing540.00641.00
SAT Math521.00632.00
ACT Composite22.0027.00
ACT Math21.0027.00
ACT English21.0028.00
[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 172 schools
Quarter8 out of 172 schools
Trimester3 out of 172 schools
Four-one-four plan6 out of 172 schools
Other academic year4 out of 172 schools
Differs by program11 out of 172 schools
Continuous26 out of 172 schools
Un-Known/Other23 out of 172 schools
Next table describes credits that Virginia colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits82 out of 172 schools
Credits for Life Experiences55 out of 172 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits92 out of 172 schools
Credit for Military Training83 out of 172 schools

Application Requirements

42 Virginia schools require High School GPA and 46 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 5 Virginia colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Virginia colleges.
Admission Checklist for Virginia Colleges
High School GPA424
High School Rank222
High School Record (or Transcript)462
Completion of College Preparatory Program1223
Formal Demonstration of Competencies36
Admission Test Scores56
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)82