Admissions Criteria

Orientation leaders canoeing on duck pond; Venture Out equipment

Students will be admitted to the program from the general applicant pool of Virginia Tech or will transfer to the program from other majors at Virginia Tech. There are no special admission requirements for this program. Admission to Virginia Tech requires that students entering as freshmen meet the following academic requirements:

  • 18 units of high-school course work:

o   4 units of English

o   3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II)

o   2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry, or physics)

o   2 units of social science (one must be history)

o   3 additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended)

o   4 elective units

  • GPA: Mid-50% = 3.81–4.24 (average = 4.0); This means that 25% of freshmen offered admission to Virginia Tech had GPAs lower than 3.81; each applicant is evaluated in the context of the high school(s) attended
  • SATs: Mid-50% = 1160–1340 (average = 1250); This means that 25% of freshmen offered admission to Virginia Tech scored below 1160 on the SAT (combined critical reading and math). Virginia Tech accepts either the SAT Reasoning Test (including critical reading and math) or ACT test scores.
  • ACTs: Mid-50% = 24-28 (average = 26). This means that 25% of first-year students offered admission to Virginia Tech scored below 24 on the ACT. The maximum score on the ACT is 36.

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