Admissions Information

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 Informationhttps://www.vcu.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationhttps://www.vcu.edu/admissions/apply
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 the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 90.60% and the yield is 24.03%. 6,080 men and 11,173 women applied to VCU and 5,427 men and 10,205 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,279 men and 2,477 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants17,2536,08011,173
Admitted15,6325,42710,205
Enrolled3,7561,2792,477
Acceptance Rate 90.60%89.26%91.34%
Yield 24.03%23.57%24.27%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 3,202 students (85% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 632 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 the 25th percentile is 540. The SAT Math score is 610 (75th) and 520 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 28 (75th percentile) and 21 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540640
SAT Math520610
ACT Composite2128
ACT Math1926
ACT English2130
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Virginia Commonwealth University are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,255, ACT: 77 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It 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. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Virginia Commonwealth University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its 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
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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