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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

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Overview

Introduction

Inspired by our land-grant identity and guided by our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech is an inclusive community of knowledge, discovery, and creativity dedicated to improving the quality of life and the human condition within the Commonwealth of Virginia and throughout the world.

At Virginia Tech, we're reimagining how education and technology intersect. This approach transforms the ways we teach and learn, perform research, and engage with communities around the world.

Hokies collaborate with diverse team members and cross the traditional lines between fields and disciplines to tackle global-scale problems.

We push the boundaries of knowledge in order to make a difference in the world. Members of the Hokie Nation have a clear vision of how we can serve in our personal, professional, and civic pursuits.

We are a force for positive change, driven by our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

We are Hokies. Are you?

Key Facts & Overview | Virginia Tech

As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and a leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers about 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 37,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students across the commonwealth and manages a research portfolio of more than $556 million. The university fulfills its role as a land-grant institution by fostering a collaborative environment that integrates technology into all disciplines, so that the Virginia Tech community can serve as a force for positive change around the commonwealth, the country, and the world.

Through experiential learning, future-focused research, and an inclusive, spirited culture, Virginia Tech strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Virginia Tech has a 2,600-acre main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia; a significant presence across the commonwealth, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia, the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke, and sites in Newport News and Richmond; educational and research facilities across the state; a study-abroad site in Switzerland; and a 1,800-acre agriculture research farm near the main campus.

Admissions at Virginia Tech

Students can choose either Common App or Coalition application from our website and only need to apply once. We have no preference between the two application platforms. At Virginia Tech, we have several opportunities for students to apply including Early Decision (November 1) and Early Action (December 1), and our final regular decision application deadline is January 15th. Students are required to respond to the four writing prompts within the Ut Prosim profile and to submit the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) in order for their application to be considered complete. 

Virginia Tech aims to put you, the applicant, in the driver’s seat during the application process. The SRAR allows you to complete your applications for admission on your terms and when you are able to get it done. We recommend accessing the SRAR through your applicant portal to ensure it links to your application for admissions.

When your application is complete, it will be reviewed holistically within the context of your school. Factors that are considered include academic rigor, course grades, requested major, activities outside of classroom, residency, interest in the Corps of Cadets and disciplinary record. Virginia Tech is test-optional for students entering in Fall 2022. On your application for admission, you will be able to select whether or not you would like your scores to be reviewed as part of your application

Financial Factors | Cost & Financial Aid at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is consistently recognized for its quality of education, with nationally ranked academic programs, a wide range of undergraduate research opportunities, and excellent graduate career statistics.

Financial Aid estimated costs for the 2021-2022 academic year are listed to give students a benchmark for planning their attendance at Virginia Tech. Tuition and Fees costs for in-state students are $14,175 and $33,857 for out-of-state students. Room and Board costs for in-state and out-of-state students are $9,876. These costs are estimated for planning purposes only.

Beginning in 2018, Virginia Tech implemented new fees for incoming students in engineering ($2,000 per year), architecture and design ($1,500 per year), building construction ($1,500 per year), business ($75 per credit hour), and agriculture ($750 per year). These fees apply only to incoming students in these disciplines.

*The exact cost for room and board will vary based on the student’s selection of residence hall and meal plan.

For more detailed information on these exact costs, please visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

For tuition costs and fees per credit hour or information on available payment plans, please visit the Office of the University Bursar.

Location & Contact

Address 925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA  24061
United States
Contact Phone: 540-231-6000

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations Checkmark
Agricultural Economics Checkmark
Agricultural Production Operations, General Checkmark
Agriculture, General Checkmark
Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
Animal Sciences, General Checkmark
Dairy Science Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Food Science And Technology, Other Checkmark
Horticultural Science Checkmark
Poultry Science Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural And Building Sciences/technology Checkmark
Architecture Checkmark
Landscape Architecture Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Computational Biology Checkmark
Microbiology, General Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Construction Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration/management Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Real Estate Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication, Other Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark
Agricultural Engineering Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Construction Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Mechanics Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Mining And Mineral Engineering Checkmark
Ocean Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Nanotechnology Checkmark
Packaging Science Checkmark
Water Quality And Wastewater Treatment Management And Recycling Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textiles, General Checkmark
Business Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Public Health, General Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Computational And Applied Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Environmental/natural Resources Management And Policy, Other Checkmark
Forestry, General Checkmark
Forestry, Other Checkmark
Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies, Other Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Meteorology Checkmark
Physical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Public Policy Analysis, General Checkmark
Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Science Technologies/technicians, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Applied Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
International Relations And National Security Studies, Other Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

42,054
Applied
23,746
Accepted
29,760
Enrolled
56%
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Female Admissions

18,466
Females Applied
11,163
Females Accepted
60%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

23,588
Males Applied
12,583
Males Accepted
53%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.97
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Essay
Required for some programs Transcript of high school record
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Self-Reported Academic Record or Transcript

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan December 1st February 26th
Transfer March 1st April 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 590 680
SAT Math 590 710
ACT Composite 25 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

30,829
Out-of-state
11,751
In-district
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Fees

2,424
Full-time student fees
9,876
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

11,198
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,904
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,335
Avg. Loan Aid
4,072
Avg. Grant Aid
7,457
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
95% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
51%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
16%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

29,760
Total Undergrad students
5%
International Students
26%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.6%
Black or African American 5.47%
White or Caucasian 61.23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.11%
Asian 11.93%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.12%
Two or more races 5.16%
Other 2.43%

Gender

Male (57.29%)
Female (42.71%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
International housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 32%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
The Big Event, International Street Fair and Homecoming Week

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Virginia Tech Union, Student Government Association and International student organizations

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No Checkmark

Faculty

2,331
Total Faculty
106:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 2,082
Part-time - 249
Male - 1,449
Female - 882
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