VCU Admissions

The application fee is $70 for applying undergraduate school and $65 for graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$65
Admission Information
Online Application
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered2-4 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 87.14% and yield is 29.56%. 6,197 men and 10,891 women applied to VCU and 5,356 men and 9,534 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,571 men and 2,830 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 87.14%86.43%87.54%
Yield 29.56%29.33%29.68%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 3,816 students (87% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 749 students (17%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 640 and 25th percentile is 550. The SAT Math score is 620 (75th) and 520 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 83 (75th percentile) and 83 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550640
SAT Math520620
ACT Composite2128
ACT Math1926
ACT English2129
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Virginia Commonwealth University are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,257, ACT: 77 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

VCU requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. Next table summarizes Virginia Commonwealth University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see VCU online application page .
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VCU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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