|Admission Standards||Very High|
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.
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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||580|
|SAT Composite 25th||1170|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1370|
|Average SAT Score||1270|
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 estimated 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1370 and Above||Good||>77%|
|1270 to 1370||Avg +||66%-77%|
|1170 to 1270||Avg -||53%-66%|
|1070 to 1170||Reach||40%-53%|
|Less than 1070||Low||<40%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||28|
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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>77%|
|28 to 31||Avg +||66%-77%|
|25 to 28||Avg -||53%-66%|
|22 to 25||Reach||40%-53%|
|Less than 22||Low||<40%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||75.23%||Reach|
|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
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||33%||33%||33%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Virginia Tech is $60.
What are the requirements for admission to Virginia Tech and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
87% of students submit their SAT scores to Virginia Tech. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.