Virginia Commonwealth University GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Virginia Commonwealth University GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
VCU, Virginia Commonwealth University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of VCU's Admissions Standards

Virginia Commonwealth University is a selective public university, and roughly a quarter of all applicants will not be admitted. Successful students tend to have solid standardized test scores and high school grades. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The data show that the majority of successful applicants had high school averages of "B" or better, combined SAT scores of 1000 or higher (RW+M), and ACT composite scores of 20 or better. An average in the "A" range makes an acceptance letter much more likely.

You'll notice a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in the middle of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for Virginia Commonwealth University did not get in. At the same time, note that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades that were below the norm. This is because VCU's admissions process is not entirely quantitative. For one, the admissions officers will want to see that you have taken rigorous high school courses, not courses that get you an easy "A." Also, extracurricular activities, work experiences, and recommendations can strengthen a borderline application.

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