SAT Scores for Admission to Top Virginia Colleges

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

James Madison University
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What SAT scores are likely to get you into one of the top Virginia colleges or universities? This side-by-side comparison chart 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 colleges in Virginia.

Virginia Colleges SAT Score Comparison (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
 SAT ScoresGPA-SAT-ACT
Admissions
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 25%75%25%75%25%75%
Christopher Newport530630530620--see graph
George Mason530620530630--see graph
Hampden-Sydney500615510615--see graph
Hollins530643490590--see graph
James Madison510610520610--see graph
Longwood440540430530--see graph
Mary Washington510620500590--see graph
Randolph460580440570--see graph
Randolph-Macon490600485590--see graph
Richmond600700620720--see graph
Roanoke490610480590--see graph
Sweet Briar460620420560--see graph
Virginia620720620740--see graph
Virginia Military Institute530620530620--see graph
Virginia Tech540640560680--see graph
Washington and Lee660720660740--see graph
William and Mary630730620740--see graph
View the ACT version of this table

Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed. Also remember that SAT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers at these Virginia colleges will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics.

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