Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Ranking & Review

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Blacksburg Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 43 58
Top 1%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate70%68%74%
Applicants27,42316,26011,163
Admissions19,21210,9948,218
Enrolled undergraduates6,8363,8772,959
Enrolled total (including graduate students)34,44019,57714,863

10,133 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,039 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $60. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores5,654
Percent of students submitting SAT scores83%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
630
Math
640

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores3,080
Percent of students submitting ACT scores45%
ACT Composite
27
ACT English
27
ACT Math
27

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $26,240 $44,024
Off-campus $26,240 $44,024
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,200 and other expenses per full academic year.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 9,459 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $11,093 $28,273
Fees for full-time undergraduates $2,137 $2,741
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $462 $1,178
Tuition for Full-time graduates $12,935 $26,069
Fees for full-time graduates $2,137 $2,741
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $719 $1,448

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering 1,568 462 180 2,210
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1,205 152 11 1,368
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 507 26 22 555
Social Sciences 476 47 28 551
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 442 29 39 510
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 49 239 62 23 373
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 198 132 32 362
Education 193 68 261
Natural Resources and Conservation 162 81 11 254
Physical Sciences 163 19 44 226
Psychology 190 8 12 210
Architecture and Related Services 107 84 6 197
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 178 12 190
Mathematics and Statistics 134 38 15 187
Health Professions and Related Programs 53 129 182
Visual and Performing Arts 145 6 151
English Language and Literature & Letters 85 22 5 112
History 67 10 77
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 48 11 59
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 3 31 5 39
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 3 21 5 29
Philosophy and Religious Studies 14 6 20
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 18 18
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 9 9
Grand Total495,9521,5146358,150

A total of 6,001 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,149 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate84%81%89%
  • Full-time retention rate - 93%
  • Part-time retention rate - 63%

General info

Alternative namesVirginia Tech
Founded1872
MottoUt prosim
That I may serve
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorschicago maroon, burnt orange
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff7,842
Instructional FTE1,881
Research FTE817
Public Service FTE252
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitevt.edu
Address210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr.
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061-0131
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population10,000 - 50,000
Phone5402316000
Fax+1 (540) 231 7826

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