Virginia Tech sets new record with more than 47,000 applications for first-year admissions

This is the third year in a row that the university has rewritten the record books

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech has reached a historic high of first-year applications for the third year in a row.

For the fall of 2023 admissions, there were 47,128 applications submitted, a 4.4 percent increase in comparison with last year’s record of 45,124, according to the university.

Overall, applications have increased by 47 percent since 2018, not long after the admissions process was modified, the university said in a press release.

In addition, when it comes to academics, the school says this year’s applicant pool is the strongest yet, with all 2023 applicants having an average GPA of 4.06.

“Three record years of first-year applications continue to affirm that the transformational changes made in 2018 have made Virginia Tech a top destination for students,” said Juan Espinoza, associate vice provost for enrollment management and director of undergraduate admissions. “Our innovative recruitment strategy continues to find ways to connect students to the university with a strong focus on access and affordability.”

If you applied for early action, you will be notified in late February, and regular decision applicants will be notified in early March.

Applicants who have been accepted to Virginia Tech will have until May 1 to respond.

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