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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

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Overview

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a University institution located in Blacksburg, VA, in a small town setting.

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
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Computational Biology Checkmark
Microbiology, General Checkmark
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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
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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
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark
Agricultural 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
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
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
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
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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
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

31,974
Applied
22,393
Accepted
29,300
Enrolled
70%
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Female Admissions

13,115
Females Applied
9,773
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

18,859
Males Applied
12,620
Males Accepted
67%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
4.03
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Recommended Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 1st
Early decision plan November 1st January 15th
Other early decision plan December 1st February 22nd
Transfer January 15th February 22nd

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

11,750
In-state
30,564
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,329
Full-time student fees
9,556
Room & board
5,648
Room only
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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

Financial Aid

10,980
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,709
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,692
Avg. Loan Aid
3,696
Avg. Grant Aid
7,432
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
95% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
56%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
16%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

29,300
Total Undergrad students
7%
International Students
25%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.8%
Black or African American 4.26%
White or Caucasian 64.55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 10.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 4.85%
Other 2.37%

Gender

Male (57.22%)
Female (42.78%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 35%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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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

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

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

Faculty

2,268
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 2,040
Part-time - 228
Male - 1,439
Female - 829
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