Virginia Tech: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

Virginia Tech Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 800 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg
  • State: Virginia
  • Institution: Public
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Retention Rate: 91.9%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 30,507
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Standardized test scores


Very Important
First Generation
Geographical Residence
State Residency
Extracurricular Activities
Character/personal qualities
Volunteer work
Work experience

GPA Breakdown

64% of enrolled students have a GPA of 4.0 

18% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99

11% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

4.51% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

2% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 ‎‏

0.58% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 

0.15% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.0 and 2.49

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 15
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (2 years maximum)
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Action)
  • EA/ED Deadline: December 1
  • EA Plan: Not restrictive

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 1,378 International (nonresidents) students
  • 3,138 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 1,876 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 17,717 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 30 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 3,889 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 28 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 1,675 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 773 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown


$60 Application Fee

$13,152 In-district/In-state Tuition Fee

$34,362 Out-of-state Tuition Fee

$2,796 Required Fees

$16,550 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $51,875,882

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $64,737,669

The data presented here was collected from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Common Data Set 2023-2024.

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