Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,079

$32,893

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
57%
500-599
24%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
700-800
30%
600-699
44%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
30-36
36%
24-29
46%
18-23
16%
12-17
0
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

57%

male

43%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 22,393
Declined 9,581
Total Received 31,974
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Public

29,300

undergraduate students

7,083

graduate students

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School Facts

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 36,383
Established in 1872
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

2,600-acre campus in Blacksburg (population: 44,563), 38 miles west of Roanoke; extended campuses domestically across the Commonwealth and Maryland and abroad in Switzerland. Major airport and train serve Roanoke; bus serves Blacksburg/Christiansburg. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Roanoke Regional

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg
24061

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Virginia Tech Union
  • Student Government Association
  • International student organizations

Top Events

  • The Big Event
  • International Street Fair
  • Homecoming Week

Fun Facts

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
68%
Top 1/2
88%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
57%
500-599
24%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
700-800
30%
600-699
44%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
30-36
36%
24-29
46%
18-23
16%
12-17
0
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.03

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 22,393
Declined 9,581
Total Received 31,974

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 98
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,750
Room & board $9,556
Additional fees $2,329
Books & supplies $1,100
Other fees $1,780
Total $26,515

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Ultimate frisbee
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Softball, Table tennis, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Softball, Table tennis, Water polo

Club Sports Men

Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Gymnastics, Riflery, Rugby

Club Sports Women

Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Gymnastics, Riflery, Rugby

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Agricultural Economics
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences, General
Apparel and Textiles, General
Architecture
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Cognitive Science
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Management
Dairy Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Finance, General
Food Science
Food Science and Technology, Other
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Forestry, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Horticultural Science
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Industrial Engineering
Industrial and Product Design
Information Science/Studies
Interior Design
International Relations and Affairs
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
International/Global Studies
Landscape Architecture
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Nanotechnology
Neuroscience
Ocean Engineering
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Poultry Science
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Real Estate
Russian Language and Literature
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Urban Studies/Affairs
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

36,383

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

29,300
students

Female
43%
12,534

Male
57%
16,766

19%

7,083
students

Female
35%
2,487

Male
43%
3,063

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

28,584
students

Female
43%
12,289

Male
57%
16,295

3%

716
students

Female
35%
245

Male
65%
471

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 65%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,116

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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