Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education. As Virginia’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Architecture
  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resources

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Experiential Learning
  • Service Opportunities
  • Corps of Cadets
  • Top-Ranked Dining

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

First year applicants should apply by the following deadlines:

  • Early Decision (binding): November 1
  • Early Action (non-binding): December 1
  • Regular Decision (as space is available): January 15
Each student will submit an application and self-reported academic record. If a student has studied outside of the US, transcripts should be submitted. Students are reviewed holistically within the context of their own high school. We review course rigor, grades, test scores (if a student chooses to have them reviewed), intended major, four required personal statements, and personal qualities. Virginia Tech is test-optional for students entering in Fall 2021. 

Transfer

Transfer applicants have attempted 12 or more credits after high school graduation. The most important factors considered are:

  • Completion or progress toward completion of prerequisite coursework for your intended major. Create a competitive schedule by following the appropriate Admissions Transfer Roadmap.
  • Overall GPA in all college coursework with an emphasis on courses related to your intended major, as well as more recent work. 
  • Although we consider applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.5, most competitive applicants will present a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. In majors where applications exceed available space, the competitive GPA may be higher.

Additional Information

Virginia Tech is consistently recognized for its quality of education, with nationally ranked programs, excellent graduate career statistics, and its breadth of undergraduate research opportunities. The university is ranked 29th in the 2018 edition of Time Money's list of 727 Best Colleges for your Money. 

After applying for admission, students should apply for university scholarships and federal financial aid (if eligible) through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the General Scholarship Application. Students should apply by the following deadlines:
  • General Scholarship Application: January 22
  • FAFSA: March 1 (priority deadline)
More information from the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid can be found here

Visit us

Visiting Virginia Tech is a great way to learn more about admissions, the community on campus, and your specific academic interests. No matter where you are in your college search process, we encourage a visit to see Virginia Tech for yourself. We do not track demonstrated interest so you can visit Virginia Tech on your own or through a scheduled information session and tour. If you are unable to come for a scheduled visit during the week, we do offer virtual sessions and Open Houses on three different weekends throughout the academic year. 

We are known for our spirit of community, an increasingly rich diversity of human experiences, and the drive to turn discovery into action. Our living motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), is woven through everything we do to harness our students’ passions, develop their strengths, and prepare them for a life and career of impactful service to humanity.

Tim Sands, President
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Admissions office

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School location
Address

925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061, United States of America

Phone number

540-231-6267

Region

South

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