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Virginia Tech Admissions Information

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA (map)

 

Few schools are as known for their students as Virginia Tech is for its Hokies. The term, a reference to a traditional cheer for the school’s HokieBird Division I sports teams, is one that students at Virginia Tech proudly identify with. Hokies wear their school pride on their sleeves, and take full advantage of Virginia Tech’s classroom and cultural opportunities. From an academic standpoint, the university has a particularly reputable College of Engineering, and has especially strong roots in technical concentrations. Additionally, Virginia Tech’s research resources are on par with some of the best research institutions in the country; in all, the school hosts six centers including the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. As such, undergraduate and graduate students may work side-by-side in a lab environment, gaining invaluable on-site work experience. The university also offers the off-campus Math Emporium, which serves as a full-service tutoring, classroom and technological resource for students.

The Hokie lifestyle is full of extracurricular endeavors, as well. Blacksburg serves as a classic college town, providing students with enough restaurants, bars, clubs, and shops to fill many weekends. In fact, students dominate Blacksburg’s population, making up more than half of all the city’s residents. As such, the city takes on a decidedly youthful feel. The school itself encourages students to find a healthy balance between work and play: students have unlimited access to BreakZone, a university-sponsored recreational center where students may play pool, go bowling, or try their hand at video games. While students must live on campus, this rule not only fosters a community feel, but also puts first year students only a short walk away from the nation’s second-best college food.

 

 

Basic Info

Main Address: 201 Burress Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
 
Phone Number: (540) 231-6000  
Website: (540) 231-3242  

Characteristics

Type of school: Public  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Rural setting, large town; Residential campus  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 23,690  
Percent out-of-state: 25%  
Percent international: 0%  
Female to Male ratio: 42:58  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 17:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Engineering
Biology
Social Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Psychology
 
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
ESL
Honors Program
Independent Study
Internships
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Semester At Sea
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Washington Semester
 

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Women's Housing
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Men's Housing
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Special Housing For International Students
Activities:
Campus Ministries
Dance
Fraternities
Jazz Band
Marching Band
Musical Theater
Radio Station
Student Government
Yearbook
Choral Groups
Drama
International Students
Literary Magazine
Music Ensembles
Pep Band
Sororities
Student Newspaper

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #2, Best Campus Food
  • Ranked #5, Best Quality of Life
  • Ranked #17, Students Pack the Stadiums
 

Admissions Information

As a science-based institution, and in marked contrast to a liberal arts school, Virginia Tech takes on a decidedly academic approach to admissions. The university identifies mainly quantifiable factors as the most important in the decision process. Specifically, an applicant's high school GPA, standardized test scores, and difficulty of high school classes are the primary decision makers in the selection process at Virginia Tech. The school, of course, does consider other aspects of a prospective student's application. Factors such as a student's alumni relation, character, geographical residence, ethnicity, and recommendations all hold some degree of weight for selecting officials.

Admissions address: 201 Burress Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
 
Phone number: (540) 231-6267  
Fax number: (540) 231-3242  
Admissions Website: http://www.admiss.vt.edu/  
Email: vtadmiss@vt.edu  
Contact Person: Mildred Johnson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 19,981  
Percent of applicants admitted: 67%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 15  
Early decision/action deadline: November 1 (Early Decision)  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Standardized Test Scores
High School Transcript
High School Counselor Supplemental Form
Mid-Year Report
Final Report
 

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT or ACT with writing  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers highest section scores across test dates.  
 
Middle 50% Scores

Low


Average


High
% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
540
590
640
95%
SAT Math
580
630
680
98%
SAT Writing
540
590
630
95%
ACT Composite
23
25
27
53%

 
College Board code: 5859  
ACT code: 4420  
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic schools:
University of Maryland   University of Delaware   Rutgers  

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