2 years ago
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how does getting into the physics major at Virginia Tech differ from engineering?

I have just under the cusp of credentials, as I believe it to be, to get into Vtech engineering, I have a 3.856 GPA, last year I had a 4.21, take the hardest Stem classes at my school, did a sport for three years, joined two honorss societies, did a few clubs but nothing special. I have large knack for physics, especially in the quantum realm and wrote one of my essays on a subject that pertains to such, as the prompt asked for something that I wanted to solve while at the university. But where I lack is my own initiatives, and my SAT score, so will I have a better chance of getting into Vtech with the physics route?

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2 years ago

Hi @Relativity!

For a better look at your chances of getting into Virgina Tech (or other colleges), I'd recommend using CollegeVine's Chancing Engine (link in the sidebar). It'll compare your grades, test scores, and extracurriculars to that school's admitted students and give you an accurate assessment of where you stand.

As to improving your chances by changing your major, that's not something we recommend. Your intended major is something that should be reflected in your extracurricular profile, and you'll have to speak for it in your supplemental essays. The level of passion you can bring to those will impact your chance of admission much more than the admissions rate of a particular program. The actual chance of admission varies from applicant to applicant based on their particular profile.

So, I'd put down whatever major you're most interested in. Let me know if you have any more questions!

What are your chances of acceptance?
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Duke University
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Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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