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Virginia Tech Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Virginia Tech

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.1%
Admission Difficulty for Virginia Tech
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Virginia Tech and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #0 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1250-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Virginia Tech
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1250
SAT Scores for Virginia Tech
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Virginia Tech admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Virginia Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
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 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 #0 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Virginia Tech.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Virginia Tech admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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 #0 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.

 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Virginia Tech admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,163 16,260 27,423
Accepted 8,218 10,994 19,212
Acceptance Rate 74% 68% 70%
Enrolled 2,959 3,877 6,836
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 35% 36%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
58

Applicants have 58 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.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Virginia Tech and what considerations affect 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.