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 32,000 each year, and is one of the largest universities in the state.

A large majority of students at Virginia Tech scored in the range of 1660 (25th percentile) to 1960 (75th percentile) on the SAT exam. We were able to estimate the Virginia Tech average GPA (3.42 - 3.64) 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 40% registered for enrollment. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Virginia Tech acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 69%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Virginia Tech Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University was reported as 70.3% in Fall 2013 with over 19,100 college 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 SAT Scores: 1660 - 1960
  • Virginia Tech Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

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 Tech 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 66.7%
  • 2010-2011: 67.0%
  • 2011-2012: 66.5%
  • 2012-2013: 70.4%
  • 2013-2014: 70.3%
  • Projected Virginia Tech Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.0%

How Does Virginia Tech Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Virginia Tech is twenty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of North Carolina at Greensboro60.0%
North Carolina A & T State University69.6%
Appalachian State University63.2%
Duke University13.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Virginia Tech (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math580 - 680
Writing540 - 640
Total Score1660 - 1960
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