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 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 93.00% and the yield is 25.00%. 6,363 men and 11,216 women applied to VCU and 5,727 men and 10,543 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,374 men and 2,741 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants17,5796,36311,216
Admitted16,3485,72710,543
Enrolled4,0871,3742,741
Acceptance Rate 93.00%90.00%94.00%
Yield 25.00%23.99%26.00%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 1,200 students (29% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 193 students (5%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 660 and the 25th percentile is 550. The SAT Math score is 640 (75th) and 520 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 29 (75th percentile) and 20 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550660
SAT Math520640
ACT Composite2029
ACT Math1927
ACT English2031
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Virginia Commonwealth University are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,256, 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), and Completion of College Preparatory Program 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 ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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