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Virginia Tech Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Virginia Tech? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,355 out of 22,280 applicants or 73% were admitted making Virginia Tech a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Virginia Tech typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 9,055 13,225 22,280
Accepted 7,002 9,353 16,355
Acceptance Rate 77% 71% 73%
Enrolled 2,793 3,531 6,324
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 38% 39%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Virginia Tech and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1180 1380
SAT Reading 590 680
SAT Math 580 710
ACT Composite N/A N/A
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >82%
1280 to 1380 Avg + 73%-82%
1180 to 1280 Avg - 61%-73%
1080 to 1180 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 1080 Low <48%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Virginia Tech accepts 73% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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