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Applying to Virginia Tech

Freshman Snapshot: Class of 2020

By the Numbers

Number of freshman applicants: 25,263
Number offered admission: 17,540
Number accepting the offers of admission: 6,098
Percentage of the Class of 2019 accepting under the Early Decision Plan: 18%
Number of valedictorians and salutatorians in the freshman class: 157
Number of freshmen who are participating in the Corps of Cadets: 374
Number of freshmen who are legacies (legacy = parent, grandparent, sibling): 1,742
Number of high schools represented in the freshman class: 1,328

SAT test score range of students offered admission: 810-1600 (Critical reading and Math)
ACT test score range of students offered admission: 17-36


Most popular majors for incoming freshmen:

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

From Near & Far

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

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

Number of states and territories represented: 42, 4 territory
Countries represented: 37
Number of international students: 328

All data current as of May 15, 2016.