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ACT Scores for Admission to Top Virginia Colleges

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

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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.

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.

You can also check out these other ACT links:

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

Top Virginia Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Christopher Newport 21 26 - - - -
George Mason 23 28 22 28 23 27
Hampden-Sydney 21 26 20 26 20 26
Hollins 21 27 - - - -
James Madison 23 27 - - - -
Longwood 19 23 - - - -
Mary Washington 22 27 21 27 22 26
Randolph 20 27 - - - -
Randolph-Macon 21 26 20 26 20 26
Richmond 28 32 - - - -
Roanoke 20 25 - - - -
Sweet Briar 22 27 21 27 19 25
Virginia 28 32 28 34 27 33
Virginia Military Institute 23 27 21 27 22 27
Virginia Tech - - - - - -
Washington and Lee 29 32 - - - -
William and Mary 28 32 28 34 27 33
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