This info is from our high school in Nova, and strictly pertains to our high school students. By the way, my kids go to the same high school that I went to. In my graduating class in 1977, out of 550 students, there were 55 kids that actually went on to VT. I was one of them. 35 kids went to UVA.
Fast forward to graduating class of 2011. Out of a graduating class of roughly 530, there were only 19 graduates from our high school that attended VT and 33 attended UVA. There is something wrong here. UVA is still keeping up with offering the same amount of kids, but VT is not. This is a problem in Nova with VT only. VT is offering admission to the wrong kids, I believe. They offered admission to 65 kids at our school in 2011, but only 19 chose to go. This is because they are offering to the kids who think of VT as their safety school. They need to lower their standards a bit and offer to kids with the 3.6-3.7 range (at our school anyway.) You see plenty of posts online from out of state kids who were offered admission with GPAs in the 3.3-3.5 range. I know a broken hearted kid at our school with a 3.6 GPA, who currently has 2 sisters at VT, and who is on the waiting list! I know this is a budget issue, but it's a hard pill to swallow when you see kids with inferior grades to yours getting in from out of state.
Bottom line is, it is hard to get into VT. Even harder if you are a white male from Nova.
At Hokie Focus last week they told us that the class of 2016 has an average GPA of 4.0 and SAT of 1250 (or close to that from what I remember.)
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