Resources › For Students & Parents Virginia Tech: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Dennis K. Johnson/Getty Images For Students & Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing a College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Testing Testing Graphs Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private Schools Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated May 08, 2019 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, known as Virginia Tech, is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 62%. On VT's main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, the university offers 110 bachelor degree programs. Popular majors include engineering, business, and biology. Considering applying to Virginia Tech? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Why Virginia Tech? Location: Blacksburg, VirginiaCampus Features: Located on a 2,600-acre main campus, Virginia Tech is well known for its gray limestone buildings. The university is home to a corps of cadets, and the large oval Drillfield occupies the center of the campus.Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1Athletics: The Virginia Tech Hokies compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference.Highlights: Virginia Tech typically ranks among the top 10 public engineering schools in the country. Business and architecture are both strong, and with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the school also has strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Virginia Tech had an acceptance rate of 62%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 62 students were admitted, making Virginia Tech's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 32,103 Percent Admitted 62% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 32% SAT Scores and Requirements Virginia Tech requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 87% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 590 680 Math 590 710 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of Virginia Tech's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Virginia Tech scored between 590 and 680, while 25% scored below 590 and 25% scored above 680. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 590 and 710, while 25% scored below 590 and 25% scored above 710. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1390 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Virginia Tech. Requirements Virginia Tech does not require the SAT writing section. Note that VT participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. At Virginia Tech, SAT Subject test scores are not required. ACT Scores and Requirements Virginia Tech requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2016-17 admissions cycle, 45% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 24 31 Math 25 30 Composite 25 30 This admissions data tells us that most of Virginia Tech's admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Virginia Tech received a composite ACT score between 25 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 25. Requirements Virginia Tech does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, VT superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. GPA In 2018, the middle 50% of Virginia Tech's incoming class had high school GPAs between 3.86 and 4.26. 25% had a GPA above 4.26 and 25% had a GPA below 3.86. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Virginia Tech have primarily A and B grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph Virginia Tech Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Virginia Tech. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances Virginia Tech, which accepts fewer than two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind that Virginia Tech has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The university looks for applicants with a minimum of four years of English, three years math, two years of laboratory science, two years of social studies, and three years of additional academic subjects (foreign language is recommended). Applicants should note that there may be additional admissions requirements for specific majors. Your application can be strengthened by thoughtful, well-written responses to the university's four "Ut Prosim Profile" short answer questions. Be sure to use these essays to reveal the strengths that you'll bring to the campus community. Virginia Tech also considers factors such as ethnicity, first-generation status, leadership and service, and legacy status in the application review process. All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Virginia Tech Undergraduate Admissions Office. Continue Reading How Competitive Is Villanova University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is UC Santa Cruz's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University of Central Florida's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is UCSB's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Emory University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Indiana University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is UC Irvine's Admissions Process? 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