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Tuition & Fees

$12,017

$28,048

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,432
Declined + 5,680
Total Received 19,112
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undergraduateRatios

59%

41%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Psychology
  3. Mechanical Engineering
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School Facts

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture and Urban Studies, Pamplin College of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Natural Resources and Environment, Science, and Veterinary Medicine. Its 2,600-acre campus is located in Blacksburg, 38 miles west of Roanoke.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 31,205
Established in 1872
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Codes

SAT 5859
ACT 4420

Public

24,034

undergraduate students

7,171

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
39%
500-599
44%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
19%
600-699
49%
500-599
29%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
39%
500-599
45%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
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Blacksburg, VA

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Blacksburg, VA

2,600-acre campus in Blacksburg (population: 42,627), 38 miles west of Roanoke; branch campus abroad in Switzerland. Major airport serves Roanoke; bus serves Christianburg (eight miles); train serves Clifton Forge/Roanoke (38 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
41%
Top 1/4
83%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
39%
500-599
44%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
19%
600-699
49%
500-599
29%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
39%
500-599
45%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted no
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,432
Declined + 5,680
Total Received 19,112

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Essay
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Mildred Johnson
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 540 231-6267
F: 540 231-3242
admissions@vt.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $12,017
Room & board $7,924
Total $19,941
Average Financial Aid - $16,280
Total with Avg. Aid $3,661

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$16,280

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $17,573,120
State $14,749,634
Institutional $3,147,828
Other external
Total $35,470,582

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $10,250,704
Other external $48,487,640
Total $58,738,344

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Coast Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
HokieBird
School colors
maroon and orange
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting/Information Systems
Aerospace Engineering
Agribusiness
Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural Technology
Agricultural/Applied Economics
Agriculture/Extension Education
Agriculture/Life Sciences
Animal/Poultry Science
Animal/Poultry Sciences
Apparel/Housing/Resource Management
Applied Economic Management
Architecture
Architecture/Design Research
Art
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biological Systems Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Technology Development/Management
Biomedical/Veterinary Science
Biomedical/Veterinary Sciences
Building Construction
Business
Business Administration
Business Information Technology
Career/Technical Education
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Communication
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Counseling Education
Counselor Education
Creative Technologies
Creative Writing
Crop/Soil Environmental Sciences
Curriculum/Instruction
Dairy Science
Economics
Education Leadership/Policy Studies
Education Research/Evaluation
Educational Leadership/Policy Studies
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Education
Engineering Science/Mechanics
English
Entomology
Environmental Design/Planning
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Horticulture
Environmental Informatics
Environmental Policy/Planning
Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Science/Engineering
Finance
Fisheries Science
Fisheries/Wildlife Science
Food Science/Technology
Foreign Languages/Cultures/Literatures
Forestry
French
Genetics/Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Geography
Geoscience
Geosciences
Geospatial/Environmental Analysis
German
History
Horticulture
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Human Development
Human Nutrition/Foods/Exercise
Humanities
Industrial Design
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Information Technology
Interior Design
International Studies
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Contracting
Life Sciences
Macromolecular Science
Macromolecular Science/Engineering
Management
Marketing
Material Culture/Public Humanities
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Mining/Minerals Engineering
Multiscale Transport in Environmental/Physiological Systems
Music
Natural Resources
Natural Resources Conservation
Ocean Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Planning/Governance/Globalization
Plant Pathology/Physiology/Weed Science
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration/Public Affairs
Public Health
Public/International Affairs
Public/Urban Affairs
Real Estate
Religion/Culture
Rhetoric/Writing
Russian
Science/Technology Studies
Social/Political/Ethical/Cultural Thought
Sociology
Spanish
Statistics
Sustainable Nanotechnology
Systems Engineering
Theatre Arts
Translational Neuroscience
University Studies
Urban/Regional Planning
Veterinary Medicine
Water Interface
Wildlife Sciences
Wood Science/Forest Products
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Undergraduate

77%

24,034
students

Female
41%
9,933

Male
59%
14,101

Graduate

23%

7,171
students

Female
44%
3,178

Male
56%
3,993

undergraduateFull-time

97%

23,512
students

Female
42%
9,756

Male
58%
13,756

undergraduatePart-time

3%

522
students

Female
34%
177

Male
66%
345

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

64%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 87
Countries most often represented China
Germany
India
Malaysia
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Steve Milley
Assistant Director for International Affairs
540 231-6267
admissions@vt.edu

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