Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$13,749

$32,289

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
590
75th
690
25th
580
75th
32
25th
24
75th
30
25th
24
75th
31
25th
25
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undergraduateRatios

57%

male

43%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 20,239
Declined 10,532
Total Received 30,771
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Public

30,324

undergraduate students

8,026

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 38,350
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 Setting: Small-medium city

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA
24061

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
3%
Top 1/4
77%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
590
75th
690
25th
580
75th
32
25th
24
75th
30
25th
24
75th
31
25th
25

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 20,239
Declined 10,532
Total Received 30,771

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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

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
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Financial Aid

57%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,345

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,420
Room $5,648
Board $4,484
Additional fees $2,329
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $24,981
Average Financial Aid - $8,345
Total with Avg. Aid $16,636

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $20,184,813
State $15,935,797
Institutional $3,936,111
Other external
Total $40,056,721

Non-need-based

Federal $17,779,800
State
Institutional $16,916,810
Other external $12,493,880
Total $47,190,490

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 540 231-5179
F: 540 231-9139
finaid@vt.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, cheerleading, cricket, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, skiing, soccer, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, skiing, soccer, softball, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, cycling, golf, non-tackle football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General.
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
Agricultural Economics.
Agricultural Engineering.
Agricultural Production Operations, General.
Agronomy and Crop Science.
Animal Sciences, General.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects.
Applied Economics.
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
Architecture.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioinformatics.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Computational Biology.
Computational and Applied Mathematics.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Construction Engineering.
Construction Management, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dairy Science.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other.
Educational Statistics and Research Methods.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering Mechanics.
Engineering, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entomology.
Environmental Design/Architecture.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General.
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other.
Finance, General.
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management.
Food Science.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Forestry, General.
Forestry, Other.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General.
History, General.
Horticultural Science.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Industrial Engineering.
Industrial and Product Design.
Interior Design.
International Relations and Affairs.
Landscape Architecture.
Management Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Materials Engineering.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Meteorology.
Microbiology, General.
Mining and Mineral Engineering.
Music, General.
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
Neuroscience.
Nuclear Engineering.
Packaging Science.
Philosophy.
Physical Sciences, Other.
Physics, General.
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology.
Political Science and Government, General.
Polymer/Plastics Engineering.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Real Estate.
Religion/Religious Studies, Other.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Science, Technology and Society.
Social Sciences, Other.
Sociology, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Statistics, General.
Systems Engineering.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General.
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Business Information Technology
  3. Finance

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Other

38,350

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

30,324
students

Female
43%
12,899

Male
57%
17,425

21%

8,026
students

Female
43%
3,455

Male
57%
4,571

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

29,197
students

Female
43%
12,489

Male
57%
16,708

4%

1,127
students

Female
36%
410

Male
64%
717

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: February 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 88
Countries most often represented China
India
Malaysia
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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