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Virginia Tech Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More


War Memorial Hall at Virginia Tech

War Memorial Hall at Virginia Tech

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Norris Hall at Virginia Tech

Norris Hall at Virginia Tech

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Derring Hall at Virginia Tech

Derring Hall at Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech Description:

Virginia Tech, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is located on a 2,600-acre main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. Established in 1872 as a military institute, Virginia Tech still maintains a corps of cadets and is classified as a senior military college. Virginia Tech's engineering programs typically rank in the top 10 among public universities, and the university also gets high marks for its business and architecture programs. Strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. With over 80 bachelor's degree programs and 160 master's and doctoral degrees, students have an impressive breadth of academic options. On the athletic front, students can choose from over 20 intramural sports and 10 men's and 10 women's varsity sports. The Virginia Tech Hokies (what's a Hokie?) compete in NCAA Division I athletics as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Explore the Campus:

Virginia Tech Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 31,205 (24,034 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 59% Male / 41% Female
  • 98% Full-time

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Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,455 (in-state); $27,211 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,120 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,170
  • Other Expenses: $5,420
  • Total Cost: $26,165 (in-state); $41,921 (out-of-state)

Virginia Tech Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 73%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 46%
    • Loans: 42%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,229
    • Loans: $7,754

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Finance, Human Sciences, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nutrition and Wellness Studies, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 61%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Virginia Tech Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.vt.edu/about/factbook/about-university.html

"Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life."

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