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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

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 Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
925 Prices Fork Road
City, State, Zip
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone
 
Fax
(540) 231-3242
E-mail
admissions@vt.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 5
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
January 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
February 22

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
70% of 31,974 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 13,115 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 18,859 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
8,381 (37%) of 22,393 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,526 (36%) of 9,773 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,855 (38%) of 12,620 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
57% of 2,243 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
77% of 19,227 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
200
Students Accepting Wait List Position
150
Students Admitted From Wait List
25

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.03
3.75 and Above
78%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
590-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
30.28%
Score of 600 - 700
44.63%
Score of 500 - 600
23.41%
Score of 400 - 500
1.63%
Score of 300 - 400
.04%
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
590-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
16.72%
Score of 600 - 700
57.23%
Score of 500 - 600
24.04%
Score of 400 - 500
1.99%
Score of 300 - 400
.01%
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
36.42%
Score of 24 - 29
46.64%
Score of 18 - 23
16.22%
Score of 12 - 17
.67%
Score of 6 - 11
.05%
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 29%
Top quarter: 68%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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