About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers.

As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and a leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers about 280 undergraduate (https://vt.edu/admissions/undergraduate.html) and graduate majors to more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students across the commonwealth and manages a research portfolio of more than $531 million. The university fulfills its role as a land-grant institution by fostering a collaborative environment that integrates technology into all disciplines, so that the Virginia Tech community can serve as a force for positive change around the commonwealth, the country, and the world.

Through experiential learning, future-focused research, and an inclusive, spirited culture, Virginia Tech strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

 

First-year Requirements

For students who have attended all of high school in the US

Each student will submit an application for admission. Once the application is submitted, the student will receive additional instructions for completing the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) which will include all high school coursework, including electives exactly as they appear on the high school transcript. Students may choose to submit ACT/SAT test scores on the SRAR as Virginia Tech is test optional for students entering Fall 2021. We review course rigor, grades, test scores (if a student chooses to have them reviewed), intended major, four required statements, and personal qualities. Virginia Tech does not review Resume’s nor Recommendation Letters so you do not need to include these. Please monitor the email you used to submit the application as this will be our main method of corresponding with you if we have questions.

 

For students who have attended high school outside of the US

Each student will submit an application for admission. Once the application is submitted, the student will receive additional instructions for uploading the high school transcript(s). Students may choose to submit ACT/SAT test scores on the SRAR as Virginia Tech is test optional for students entering Fall 2021. We review course rigor, grades, test scores (if a student chooses to have them reviewed), intended major, four required statements, and personal qualities. Virginia Tech does not review Resume’s nor Recommendation Letters so you do not need to include these. Please monitor the email you used to submit the application as this will be our main method of corresponding with you if we have questions.

 

Transfer Guidelines

You are a Transfer applicant if you have attempted 12 or more credit hours after high school graduation, you must apply using the Common App found here: https://apply.transfer.commonapp.org/applicant-ux/#/login.   Virginia Tech utilizes the Coalition Application for first-year domestic and international applicants only.         

 

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Key Dates & Deadlines

First-Year Applicants, Both Domestic and International:

  • Freshmen Early Decision:
    Apply by November 1

  • Freshmen Early Action:
    Apply by December 1
  • Freshmen Regular Decision:
    Apply by January 15

Transfer Applicants

  • Summer/Fall Admission: Apply by March 1
  • Spring Admission (on a space available basis): Apply by October 1

Financial aid & scholarships

  • General scholarship application deadline: Jan. 22
  • FAFSA priority deadline: March 1

 

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Costs:

Estimated costs for the 2020–2021 academic year are listed here to give students a benchmark for planning their attendance at Virginia Tech. These costs are estimates for planning purposes only.

 
IN-STATE: 
$13,691 tuition & fees + $9,342 room & board (average) = $23,033

OUT-OF-STATE
$32,835 tuition & fees + $9,342 room & board (average) = $42,177

Fees for incoming students in specific programs:

Engineering: $2,000 per year
Architecture and design: $1,500 per year
Building construction: $1,500 per year
Business: $75 per credit hour)
Agriculture: $750 per year


*The exact cost for room and board will vary based on the student’s selection of residence hall and meal plan.

 

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