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Virginia Tech Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Virginia Tech

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Virginia Tech
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Virginia Tech is 56.5%.  Its admission rate is the 8th lowest in Virginia.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Virginia Tech and can you get accepted?

Virginia Tech is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 23,746 out of the 42,054 who applied were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 20 percent on standardized admission tests. Virginia Tech typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.97. 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Virginia Tech?

56% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Virginia Tech you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.97 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1310 on the SAT
  • Score 29 on the ACT

Virginia Tech GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Virginia Tech?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Virginia Tech are to have around a 3.97 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Virginia Tech accepts 56% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Virginia Tech is 3.97 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #1 in Virginia for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Virginia Tech is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 4.0 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

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 74.18% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 14.66% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 6.94% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 3.67% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0.45% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.1% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Virginia Tech SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Virginia Tech. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 83% of students submitted SAT scores and 35% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Virginia Tech
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 610
Math 25th Percentile 600
Composite 25th Percentile 1210
SAT Scores for Virginia Tech
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 690
Math 75th Percentile 720
Composite 75th Percentile 1410
Average SAT Score 1310

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Virginia Tech is 1310 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1210-1410. Students who get into Virginia Tech score in the top 23 percent of all SAT test takers..  Virginia Tech ranks #6 in the state of Virginia and #150 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1310 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Virginia Tech regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1210 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1210, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1110, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Virginia Tech is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1310 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1310, you have around a 56% chance of being admitted. A 1410 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 71% chance of getting in.

Virginia Tech admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1410 and Above Good >71%
1310 to 1410 Avg + 56%-71%
1210 to 1310 Avg - 40%-56%
1110 to 1210 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 1110 Low <26%
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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
Reading 25th Percentile 24
Math 25th Percentile 26
Composite 25th Percentile 26
ACT Scores for Virginia Tech
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 33
Math 75th Percentile 31
Composite 75th Percentile 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Virginia Tech?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Virginia Tech is 29, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 26 and 32.  The school ranks #6 in Virginia and #162 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 29. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 26 and score in the score in the top 18 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 23.

35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Tech.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Virginia Tech is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Virginia Tech for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 29 score has around 56% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 71% with a 32 ACT score.

Virginia Tech admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
32 and Above Good >71%
29 to 32 Avg + 56%-71%
26 to 29 Avg - 40%-56%
23 to 26 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 23 Low <26%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Virginia Tech admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 18,466 23,588 42,054
Accepted 11,163 12,583 23,746
Acceptance Rate 60% 53% 56%
Enrolled 2,982 3,776 6,758
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 30% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jan 15, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 45 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2024.

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 Considered but not 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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Virginia Tech is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.97 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1310 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1410 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 29 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Virginia Tech often consider these colleges

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?

83% of students submit their SAT scores to Virginia Tech. 35% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Virginia Tech?

56% 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 1210 and 1410. The average SAT score is 1310. 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 26 and 32. The average ACT score is 29. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.