Roughly a third of applicants to Virginia Tech don't get in. Successful applicants will likely need grades and standardized test scores that are at least a little above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who won admission. The majority of successful applicants had SAT scores of 1600 or higher, an ACT composite of 22 or higher, and a high school average of a B+ or higher. The higher those test scores and grades, the better your chances of admission. Also, if you look at the balance of the graph, it looks like Virginia Tech values grades more than standardized tests. Nothing improves your chances of getting in as much as an "A" average.
Note that there are a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue in the middle of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for Virginia Tech received rejection letters. On the flip side, a few students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. Virginia Tech has holistic admissions, and they look at more than numbers. Your application can be strengthened by a winning personal statement and demonstration of leadership and service. Virginia Tech also considers factors such as your ethnicity, whether or not you a first-generation student, what major you've selected, your state residency, and your legacy status. Applicants can also request that their school send along an optional letter of recommendation.
To learn more about Virginia Tech, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Virginia Tech Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?