Villanova GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Villanova GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Villanova University GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Villanova University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of Villanova's Admissions Standards:

Less than half of all applications to Villanova University are accepted. Successful applicants will need grades and standardized test scores that are significantly above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of students who got in had high school GPAs of 3.5 or higher, combined SAT scores of about 1200 or higher (RW+M), and ACT composite scores of 26 or higher. Clearly the higher your grades and standardized test scores, the better your chances are of receiving an acceptance letter.

Note that there are a lot of red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue in the middle of the graph. Quite a few students who had grades and test scores that were on target for Villanova University did not get admitted. Note also that some students were accepted with test scores and grades a little bit below the norm. This is because Villanova, like most of the country's highly selective private colleges, uses The Common Application and has holistic admissions. The Villanova admissions folks take into consideration the rigor of your high school courses, your application essay, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. Also, the Villanova application has a supplemental essay -- most successful applicants use it to convey their passions.

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