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Virginia Polytech Institute and State University, founded in 1872, is a public, comprehensive university. Students who want to learn in a high-technology environment choose Virginia Tech because it is not only the largest university in Virginia, but also the Commonwealth's top research university. Undergraduates are given an opportunity to make their own groundbreaking discoveries. A leading magazine recently ranked Virginia Tech fifth in the nation in terms of the best value for schools specializing in science and technical programs. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture and Urban Studies, Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Human Resources and Education, Natural Resources, and Veterinary Medicine. Tech also has been named one of the most wired colleges in the United States, both for its innovative use of technology in all classrooms, from English to philosophy, biology and engineering, and for providing free Internet and e-mail access to all its students. Its 2,600-acre campus is located in Blacksburg, 38 miles west of Roanoke.

Website: vt.edu/

Public
Co-ed
29,300
Undergraduate
Students
(42.8%) 12,534 Women
(57.2%) 16,766 Men
7,083
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
70% of 31,974 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.03
SAT Math
590-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
590-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,015
Out-of-state: $46,829
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,079
Out-of-state: $32,893
Room and Board
$9,556
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$10,709
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$31,494
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,040
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 14% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
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Campus Life

Blacksburg Population
42,627
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hokie Bird
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.0% Asian
4.6% Black/African-American
7.3% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.2% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students
6.7% from 98 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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