Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$13,749

$32,289

not including housing and food

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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

Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech (formerly Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) 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 Tech
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA
24061

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
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

Fun Facts

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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
Housing $5,648
Food $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

Scholarships

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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 yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Coast Conference (Division I, Football I-A)

Majors

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

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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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