Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA, USA
4.35 Average Rating

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, also known as Virginia Tech, is a 4-year public research university in western Virginia. Virginia Tech encompasses nine colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in 110 academic majors. To promote inclusiveness on campus, VT features six Cultural and Community Centers as well as a Women’s Center and International Center. Situated between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, Virginia Tech provides ample opportunities to explore the outdoors through the Appalachian Trail and Washington-Jefferson National Forest.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
70%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019 January 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
72%
Out-Of-State Students
24%
45%
Submitting ACT
83%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1284
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
34,440
Total Number of Undergrads
27,193
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
27%
20-39 Students
40%
40-99 Students
24%
100+ Students
7%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
83%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,343
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$13,620
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,908
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,934
Books and Supplies
$1150

Aid & Grants

0
100
55%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,261
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,728
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,416

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
40%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,517
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,110
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$247
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
57%
43%
Student Organizations
700
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
33%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
HokieBird
School Colors
Red/Orange/White/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Atlantic Coast Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
Roanoke
Richmond
Norfolk
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
60%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$67,100
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What Students Are Saying

4.35 Average Rating
Virginia Tech is a beautiful place full a good people and food. The community is very welcoming and engaging to students. There is a wide variety of courses and you will always find something to do that you like.
Delaney