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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA 4-Year Public

About Virginia Tech

At Virginia Tech, we're reimagining how education and technology intersect. This approach transforms the ways we teach and learn, perform research, and engage with communities around the world. Hokies collaborate with diverse team members and cross the traditional lines between fields and disciplines to tackle global-scale problems. We push the boundaries of knowledge in order to make a difference in the world. Members of the Hokie Nation have a clear vision of how we can serve in our personal, professional, and civic pursuits. We are a force for positive change, driven by our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). We are Hokies. Are you?

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Blacksburg, Virginia. Virginia Tech was founded in 1872 and now enrolls around 37,024 students a year, including 30,020 undergrads.

Virginia Tech offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

Virginia Tech's endowment was valued at $1.338 billion in 2021. For each full-time student, Virginia Tech spends about $11,775. Virginia Tech employs one full-time professor for every 14 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Virginia Tech Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 77%
Average GPA 4.0
In-State Tuition $11,750
Out-of-State $30,829

Virginia Tech Regular Decision Deadline 2022

The deadline to apply regular decision to Virginia Tech for Fall 2022 is January 5. All regular decision applicants will be notified by March 5.

Early Admission at Virginia Tech

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers early decision and early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to Virginia Tech is on December 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!
Virginia Tech admits 77% of students that apply early action. 57% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Virginia Tech.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Virginia Tech. In 2021, Virginia Tech accepted 70% of applicants. Last year, 31,974 students applied to Virginia Tech and 22,393 were admitted.

Virginia Tech Waitlist

Virginia Tech reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University?

Virginia Tech is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Virginia Tech, applicants must submit the following items.

Virginia Tech Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements Self-Reported Academic Record or Transcript
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Virginia Tech

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 4.0 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Virginia Tech.

Is Virginia Tech Test Optional?

Virginia Tech is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 87% submitted the SAT. 27% submitted the ACT.

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Does Virginia Tech Have Student Housing?

Yes! Virginia Tech provides on-campus housing for students.

Virginia Tech students are active in the school's Virginia Tech Union, Student Government Association and International student organizations. The Big Event, International Street Fair, and and Homecoming Week are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Virginia Tech.

Financial Aid at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech meets 54% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Virginia Tech full-time are awarded $10,110 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Virginia Tech a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Virginia Tech

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Virginia Tech, around 93% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 5,403 students who started at Virginia Tech as first-time freshman, 3,491 graduate within four years.

Around 86% of students who started at Virginia Tech earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Virginia Tech Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $31,762 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Virginia Tech sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Virginia Tech a good school for you?

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Where is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Located?

Virginia Tech is located in the small town setting of Blacksburg, Virginia.

If you want to see Virginia Tech for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 81 to Blacksburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Roanoke Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Virginia Tech and Blacksburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Virginia Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Virginia Tech is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Virginia Tech is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Virginia Tech ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 31

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Virginia Tech SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

590 - 710


Reading SAT Range

590 - 680

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Virginia Tech Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Virginia Tech is like? There are approximately 37,024 students enrolled at Virginia Tech, including 30,020 undergraduate students and 7,004 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 74% percent are from VA and 26% percent of students are from other states.


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