27,193
Students
Financial aid thermometer
17,772
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
70
70%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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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 Blacksburg, VA  24061
United States
Contact Phone: 540-231-6000

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
Animal Sciences Checkmark
Dairy Science Checkmark
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Poultry Science Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Construction Management Checkmark
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Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Mechanics Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Mining And Mineral Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Water Quality And Wastewater Treatment Management And Recycling Technology Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Checkmark
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geography Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

27,423
Applied
19,212
Accepted
27,193
Enrolled
70%
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Female Admissions

11,163
Females Applied
8,218
Females Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

16,260
Males Applied
10,994
Males Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.97
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 April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer February 15th May 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 629 590 670
SAT Math 639 590 690
ACT Composite 27 25 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

11,420
In-state
29,104
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,200
Full-time student fees
8,934
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

Financial Aid

17,772
Avg. Financial Aid Package
17,549
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,528
Avg. Loan Aid
4,064
Avg. Grant Aid
7,097
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
64%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
17%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

27,193
Total undergrad students
6%
International Students
24%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.03%
Black or African American 4.01%
White or Caucasian 66.03%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 9.83%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.12%
Two or more races 4.46%
Other 2.94%

Gender

Male (56.94%)
Female (43.06%)

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

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

Student Services

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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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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
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Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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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

Faculty

2,032
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,806
Part-time - 226
Male - 1,325
Female - 707