Friday, April 12, 2013

[CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT] Part 1 - International Admissions to Virginia Tech

[Source: Virginia Tech Website]

General Information:
  • Public, 4-year or above college/university
  • Located in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • 65 bachelor's degree programs
  • 150 master's and doctoral degree programs

Undergraduate Colleges:
  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Architecture and Urban Studies
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Pamplin College of Business
  • Science
  • 16:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 1,364 Full-time faculty
Student Body (2011)

31,000 full-time students
  • 82.5% undergraduate
  • 17.5% graduate
  • 58% male
  • 42% female
More than 220,000 living alumni from every state and more than 100 countries

  • Virginia Tech ranks 28th among national public universities (U.S. News & World Report)
  • The Princeton Review ranked Tech among the nation’s top 50 public universities in its “Best Value Colleges” for 2011.
  • A Wall Street Journal survey of 479 employers ranked Virginia Tech 13th in the nation for preparing graduates to succeed on the job.
Most Popular Majors

For incoming freshmen in fall 2011:
  • General Engineering
  • University Studies (undeclared)
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business (undecided)
  • Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise
  • Psychology

International Undergraduate Admissions

Before you can be considered for freshman admission, you must complete:

  • 3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II)
  • 2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry or physics)
  • additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended)
 Most students who are selected for admission have completed more than the minimum requirements and have at least a B+ grade point average.

English Language Requirements
We recommend the TOEFL or IELTS be taken by January 15. Late test scores MUST be received by March 1.

TOEFL Internet-Based Test
at least 90, no section sub-score less than 20
TOEFL Computer-Based Test
at least 233
TOEFL Paper-Based Test
at least 577
at least 7

If a student does not have the required TOEFL or IELTS score, but meets other admission requirements, the student is encouraged to enroll in Virginia Tech’s Language and Culture Institute (VTLCI) program until he/she reaches the required score. Once the score is achieved, the student is offered admission as a regular degree-seeking student.

SAT/ACT Requirements
Virginia Tech accepts either the SAT Reasoning Test (including critical reading and math) or ACT test scores. Since Virginia Tech utilizes the writing portion of each test for placement purposes, students who opt to take the ACT should take the ACT plus writing.

International Graduate Admissions
  • Formal online application
  • Official transcript(s) from all institutions where a degree was received or graduate level work was taken.
  • Application Fee
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Immigration Information Form and the Affidavit of Support
  • Test scores (if applicable to the department to which you are applying)
    • GRE or GMAT
TOEFL Internet-Based Test
at least 80
TOEFL Computer-Based Test
at least 213
TOEFL Paper-Based Test
at least 550
at least 6.5

Financial Aid Information
Financial assistance may be available through the department to which you are applying in the form of an assistantship (GTA/GRA) or fellowships. Check with your intended department for more information.

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