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Applying to Virginia Tech

Freshman Snapshot: Class of 2018

By the Numbers

Number of freshman applicants: 20,897
Number offered admission: 14,230
Number accepting the offers of admission: 5,511
Percentage of the Class of 2018 accepting under the Early Decision Plan: 18%
Number of valedictorians and salutatorians in the freshman class: 130
Number of freshmen who are participating in the Corps of Cadets: 319
Number of freshmen who are legacies (legacy = parent, grandparent, sibling): 1,480
Number of high schools represented in the freshman class: 1,344
Middle 50% GPA of students offered admission: 3.80–4.23
Middle 50% SAT Reasoning Test score of students offered admission: 1,170–1,350
Middle 50% ACT of students offered admission: 25 to 30

Majors

Most popular majors for incoming freshmen:

  1. General Engineering
  2. University Studies
  3. General Biosciences
  4. Business (undecided)
  5. Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise
  6. Physics
  7. Math
  8. Animal & Poultry Sciences
  9. Chemistry
  10. Business Information Technology

From Near & Far

Top 5 home states of out-of-state freshmen:

  1. Maryland
  2. New Jersey
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. North Carolina
  5. New York

Number of states and territories represented: 41, 2 territories
Countries represented: 40
Number of international students: 365

All data current as of July 1, 2014.