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Virginia Tech Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Virginia Tech

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Virginia Tech
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Virginia Tech and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Virginia Tech is 66%.  It ranks #12 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Virginia Tech is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 20,239 out of 30,771 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent (SAT 1170/1370 ACT 25/31). Virginia Tech typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.96. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Virginia Tech application fee is $60 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Virginia Tech is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Virginia Tech SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Virginia Tech
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for Virginia Tech
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Virginia Tech?

Virginia Tech typically prefers applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1070. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. Virginia Tech ranks #5 in Virginia and #146 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Virginia Tech admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1370 and Above Good >79%
1270 to 1370 Avg + 66%-79%
1170 to 1270 Avg - 51%-66%
1070 to 1170 Reach 35%-51%
Less than 1070 Low <35%
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Virginia Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Virginia Tech
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Virginia Tech
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

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 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Virginia and #165 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Tech.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Virginia Tech admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
31 and Above Good >79%
28 to 31 Avg + 66%-79%
25 to 28 Avg - 51%-66%
22 to 25 Reach 35%-51%
Less than 22 Low <35%
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Virginia Tech GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Virginia Tech?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Virginia Tech. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Virginia Tech was 3.96 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 66% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Virginia Tech students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 75.23% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 15.65% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 5.78% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 2.77% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0.43% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.12% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.02% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Virginia Tech admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,094 17,676 30,771
Accepted 9,391 10,848 20,239
Acceptance Rate 72% 61% 66%
Enrolled 3,055 3,553 6,608
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 33% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Virginia Tech is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Virginia Tech and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Virginia Tech Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Virginia Tech
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.


Does Virginia Tech prefer SAT or ACT?

87% of students submit their SAT scores to Virginia Tech. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Virginia Tech?

66% 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.

What SAT score is required for Virginia Tech?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1170 and 1370. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Virginia Tech?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 31. 31% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.