VIRGINIA TECH - [VT], BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA - ADMISSION

Blacksburg, VirginiaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1872Established Year
  27193Enrollment

Virginia Tech Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Mansi Sharma

Admissions at Virginia Tech takes place during Fall, summer and Spring. Students aiming for UG can apply only through Coalition Application. The university also offers admissions to offline and online programs but online courses are not offered to international students. Out of the 27,193 students who applied for undergraduate courses during fall 2017, 19,196 students got enrolled. This suggests an acceptance rate of 70% which is moderately competitive.Virginia Tech also offers need-based as well as merit-based scholarships.

  • About 30% of graduate students are international.
  • There is no SAT requirement for international students but the essay and interview is highly encouraged.

Highlights

Application PortalCoalition Application
Application FeeUG: 60 USD
PG: 75USD
Acceptance Rate70%
Mode of paymentOnline payment
SAT Score1180-1360
ACT Score25-30
Work experienceNot required
IntakeFall, Spring and summer
Financial aidYes, available
General scholarship application deadline: January 22 FAFSA
priority deadline: March 1

Virginia Tech Admission Deadlines

Candidates are advised to apply well in the time frames. The application deadlines for undergraduate programs are :

Application TypeApplication deadlineNotification date
Early decisionNovember 1December 15
Early applicationDecember 1February 22
Regular decisionJanuary 15March 5

The deadlines for domestic and international graduate admissions vary a bit, they are as follows:

DeadlinesFallSpringSummer ISummer II
Domestic ApplicationAugust 1January 1May 1June 1
International applicationApril 1September 1January 1February 1

Virginia Tech Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Candidates are required to have studied three years of maths, 2 years of science and a mandatory foreign language during high school.
  • English proficiency test is required.
  • Candidates are also recommended to opt for an optional interview.
  • Must have at least a B+ grade point average
  • Candidates are also required to write an essay.
  • If a candidate has studied from International Baccalaureate, they can receive credit from Virginia Tech.
Test typeAverage25th percentile75th percentile
SAT1180-1260590670
ACT25-302530

SAT is not required for international students.

Language Requirements for International Students

English proficiency testsMinimum Score (UG)
IELTS6.5
TOEFL (IBT)80
TOEFL (PBT)550
PTE53

It is essential for candidates to complete the English proficiency test by January 15 and submit the scores by February 1.

Visa Information for International students

  • Candidates will be applying for J-1 or F-1 student visa and need to reflect enough funds to pay the first year’s fee. Virginia Tech recommends keeping 6000 USD in the bank account.
  • After the verification of funds, the university issues I-20/DS-2019 and then the applicant can proceed for a visa.

Additional information for International students

  • If a candidate wishes to engage in any off-campus employment, they need to get it approved from the International Student Advisor.
  • Immigration documents are due June 1 for fall semester enrollment and November 1 for students enrolling in the spring semester.

How to Apply for a Graduate Program at the Virginia Tech

Application fee: 75 USD

Application requirements:

  • Online application
  • Scanned official transcripts from institution that you have earned a degree from.
  • Candidates are advised not to mail the transcripts until the offer letter has been given.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • English proficiency test
  • Along with the online application, a resume and statement of purpose are also needed.

Popular courses at the Virginia Tech

These are some of the popular courses at Virginia Tech:

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic Requirements
Masters in Computer EngineeringFall: December 31
Spring: September 1
Official transcripts; GPA: 3.5 or above
Masters in Chemical EngineeringFall: April 1
Spring: September 1
Minimum GPA: 3.0; Institution code: 5859 Testing Requirements: TOEFL(PBT): 550; TOEFL(CBT):213; TOEFL(iBT): 90 GRE
Masters in Business AdministrationFall: April 1
Spring: September 1
Minimum GPA: 3.0; Testing Requirements: TOEFL(PBT): 577; TOEFL(CBT):233; TOEFL(iBT): 90; GRE; Verbal:154; Quantitative: 154; GMAT:600
Masters in Civil EngineeringFall: April 1
Spring: September 1
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Testing Requirements: TOEFL(iBT):90.0; GRE
MS in Business, FinanceFall: April 1
Spring: September 1
Minimum GPA: 3.0; Testing Requirements: TOEFL(PBT): 600; TOEFL(CBT):250; TOEFL(iBT): 80; GMAT

Virginia Tech Admissions Office reviews applications with inclusivity rather than exclusivity. Every applicant must note that the school considers more than the grades, GRE score, or the high school. Some things that they take into consideration along with the general requirements include community involvement, Leadership, Social, economic, physical, and other barriers, personal ethics, achievements and research.

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