Chances of getting into Virginia Tech
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Virginia Tech and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 19,212 out of 27,423 applicants were admitted making Virginia Tech a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent. Virginia Tech typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Virginia Tech SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT83%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||640|
|SAT Math 25th||610|
|SAT Composite 25th||1250|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||720|
|SAT Composite 75th||1420|
|Average SAT Score||1340|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Virginia Tech?
Virginia Tech typically requires applicants to be in the top 18 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1250 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1160. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1340 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1420 and Above||Good||>80%|
|1335 to 1420||Avg +||70%-80%|
|1250 to 1335||Avg -||58%-70%|
|1165 to 1250||Reach||45%-58%|
|Less than 1165||Low||<45%|
Virginia Tech ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT45%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Virginia Tech?
Admission data indicates that Virginia Tech regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Tech.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>82%|
|27 to 30||Avg +||70%-82%|
|25 to 27||Avg -||60%-70%|
|23 to 25||Reach||50%-60%|
|Less than 23||Low||<50%|
Avg. High School GPA3.95
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Virginia Tech. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Virginia Tech was 3.95 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Virginia Tech accepts 70% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||14%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.50||5%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||3%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||1%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
83% of Virginia Tech freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||41%|
|Top 25% of class||83%|
|Top 50% of class||98%|
|Bottom 50% of class||2%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||36%||35%||36%|
Applications are DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply32
Applicants have 32 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Virginia Tech before the Jan 15 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Virginia Tech and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233921 IPEDS survey data for Virginia Tech.
Frequently Asked Questions
83% of students submit their SAT scores to Virginia Tech. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
70% of those who apply are granted admission to Virginia Tech. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1250 and 1420. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.