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Virginia Tech Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Virginia Tech

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.8%
Admission Difficulty for Virginia Tech
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Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Virginia Tech and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 20,709 out of 31,936 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 24 percent. Virginia Tech typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Virginia Tech SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1180-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Virginia Tech
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Virginia Tech
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1290

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

Virginia Tech typically requires applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Virginia Tech admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >76%
1285 to 1390 Avg + 65%-76%
1180 to 1285 Avg - 52%-65%
1075 to 1180 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 1075 Low <39%
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Virginia Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
31%
ACT Scores for Virginia Tech
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 25
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 for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Tech.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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 >76%
28 to 31 Avg + 65%-76%
25 to 28 Avg - 52%-65%
22 to 25 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 22 Low <39%
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Virginia Tech GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.95
Typical High School Grades
A-

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 3.95 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 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Virginia Tech students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 77% Good
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

83% of Virginia Tech freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Virginia Tech students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Virginia Tech admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,060 18,876 31,936
Accepted 9,233 11,476 20,709
Acceptance Rate 71% 61% 65%
Enrolled 2,809 3,476 6,285
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 30% 30%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
84

Applicants have 84 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Virginia Tech Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

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.

FAQs

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?

65% 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 1180 and 1390. 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.