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Virginia Tech

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1872
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 21,997
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $440,900,000
Admissions Address


Blacksburg, VA 24061

Website

http://www.vt.edu

Admissions E-mail

vtadmiss@vt.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Norrine Bailey Spencer
Admissions office telephone: (540) 231-6267
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.admiss.vt.edu/apply.html Tuition deposit: $400 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies 1 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 18 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 28
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 28
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 49%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 18,919
Total acceptances: 12,824
Total freshman enrollment: 5,085
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 23%
Male applicants: 11,036
Male acceptances: 7,214
Male freshman enrollment: 2,812
 
Female applicants: 7,883
Female acceptances: 5,610
Female freshman enrollment: 2,273
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,115
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 1,115
Students enrolled from waiting list: 126

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 38%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 81%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 62%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 99%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 – 630
Math: 570 – 660
Combined: 1100 – 1290

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 5.0% 14.0%
600-699 38.0% 48.0%
500-599 49.0% 35.0%
400-499 7.0% 3.0%
300-399 1.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 20%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 27
Math: 23 – 28
Composite: 23 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 7.0% 11.0% 12.0%
24-29 57.0% 46.0% 61.0%
18-23 34.0% 39.0% 25.0%
12-17 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
6-11 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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