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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program 
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4 
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language  3
Social Studies 1 
History 1 
Academic Electives 4 
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredNot reported
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACTNot used if submittedNot reported
SAT Subject Tests Only 
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address 
City, State, ZipBlacksburg, VA  24061
Phone(540) 231-6267
Fax(540) 231-3242
E-mailadmissions@vt.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Application Fee$60
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedYes
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 1
Early Decision NotificationDecember 15
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
 
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate71% of 25,000 applicants were admitted
   Women75% of 10,227 applicants were admitted
   Men68% of 14,773 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled6,550 (37%) of 17,718 admitted students enrolled
   Women2,952 (38%) of 7,699 admitted students enrolled
   Men3,598 (36%) of 10,019 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate47% of 2457 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 3,588
Students Accepting Wait List Position 2,405
Students Admitted From Wait List 1,697
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPANot reported
3.75 and Above77%
3.50 - 3.7415%
3.25 - 3.495%
3.00 - 3.242%
2.50 - 2.991%
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math560-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading540-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT WritingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
12%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT CompositeNot reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 39%
Top quarter: 80%
Top half: 98%
Bottom half: 2%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.64 4.02 673 651 28
Low 2.20 2.30 520 500 20
High 4.00 5.00 800 780 36
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