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Colleges / Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate56%
Acceptance Rate56%

Virginia Tech Admissions

If you want to apply to Virginia Tech, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application is $60.

Students who apply to Virginia Tech for fall should anticipate a decision by March 1.

Virginia Tech Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Virginia Tech's admissions stats.

Virginia Tech 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.0
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 87%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 27%
Waitlist Yes

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 15
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 1 February 26
Regular Decision Yes January 1 March 1

Want to Apply Early to Virginia Tech?

Virginia Tech offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Virginia Tech will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 26.

The early decision acceptance rate at Virginia Tech is 54%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 56%.

Virginia Tech accepts around 14% of early action applicants and 56% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Virginia Tech admitted 1278 of the 2346 students who applied early decision. In 2021, Virginia Tech admitted 3,927 of the 27,551 who applied early action.

Some students apply early because they hope it will boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Admissions

Transferring to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Virginia Tech?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Virginia Tech

What does Virginia Tech consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Virginia Tech for more information on admission factors.

Virginia Tech 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Virginia Tech, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Virginia Tech's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Self-Reported Academic Record or Transcript
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Virginia Tech?

Students admitted to Virginia Tech have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Virginia Tech looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 87% of Virginia Tech's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Virginia Tech?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Virginia Tech students scored 710 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Virginia Tech students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Virginia Tech?

To be most competitive at Virginia Tech, you should strive to earn between 25 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Virginia Tech's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Virginia Tech students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Virginia Tech.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by April 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Virginia Tech during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Virginia Tech Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Virginia Tech?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Virginia Tech.

Does Virginia Tech accept transfer credits?

✅ Virginia Tech accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Virginia Tech accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Virginia Tech accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Virginia Tech?

❌ No, Virginia Tech is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Virginia Tech's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Virginia Tech is 56%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Virginia Tech?

✅ Virginia Tech's early decision acceptance rate was 54% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Virginia Tech?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Virginia Tech was 14% in 2021.

Want To Learn More About Virginia Tech?

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Virginia Tech Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Virginia Tech? Virginia Tech is a somewhat selective institution. The Virginia Tech acceptance rate is 56%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Virginia Tech ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


25 to 31


25 and Less


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Virginia Tech SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

590 - 710


Reading SAT Range

590 - 680

Virginia Tech GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Virginia Tech, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.97. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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