Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University can be found in Blacksburg, VA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at Virginia Tech number around 37,000 each year, and is one of the largest universities in the state.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores at this school. A score in the range of 1180 to 1390 on the SAT exam, or 25 to 31 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Virginia Tech average GPA (3.42 - 3.71) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University sends acceptance letters to about 70% of those that apply each year. Of those that are accepted, around 34% registered for enrollment. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Virginia Tech acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 64%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Virginia Tech Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University was reported as 70.0% in Fall 2020 with over 32,000 applications submitted to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Virginia Tech ACT Scores: 25 - 31
  • Virginia Tech Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 70.9%
  • 2017-2018: 70.1%
  • 2018-2019: 64.8%
  • 2019-2020: 70.0%
  • Projected Virginia Tech Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 63.8%

How Does Virginia Tech Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Virginia Tech is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Radford University75.3%
University of North Carolina at Greensboro82.5%
North Carolina A & T State University58.3%
Appalachian State University76.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Virginia Tech (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 680
Math590 - 710
Total Score1180 - 1390
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 32
Math25 - 30
Composite Score25 - 31
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