ACT Scores for Admission to Top Virginia Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for 17 Top Schools

Thornton Hall at the University of Virginia. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Learn if your ACT scores are what you need to get into one of the top Virginia colleges or universities. The side-by-side comparison chart below shows scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these top Virginia colleges. Note that 25% of applicants had scores below the range shown below.

Virginia Colleges ACT Score Comparison (mid 50%)
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Christopher Newport2328----see graph
George Mason242923292327see graph
Hampden-Sydney212821282127see graph
Hollins2329----see graph
James Madison2227----see graph
Longwood1823----see graph
Mary Washington222721282026see graph
Randolph202619261826see graph
Randolph-Macon222621272126see graph
Richmond2932----see graph
Roanoke212721281926see graph
Sweet Briar182716281726see graph
Virginia293329352733see graph
Virginia Military Institute232822282327see graph
Virginia Tech------see graph
Washington and Lee303331352833see graph
William and Mary283328342732see graph
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Also, remember that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers in Virginia will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics