Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Address:
, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0131
Phone:
540-231-6000
Website:
http://WWW.VT.EDU
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About Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with very high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. The majority of these doctorates are awarded within scientific fields, such as engineering, mathematics, science, and technology. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate23,558
 Graduate7,312
 Total30,870
GenderFemale43%
 Male57%
Student Age% Under 2581%
 % 25 and Over19%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time90%
 % Part-time10%
Race/Ethnicity% White70.4%
 % Black4.3%
 % Asian6.9%
 % Latino3.1%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown7.1%
 % International student7%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
 Doctoral Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal19,981
 % Admitted67%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled39%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT4%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800640 / 800
 SAT Writing540 / 800630 / 800
 SAT Math580 / 800680 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite25 / 3629 / 36
 ACT English24 / 3630
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math25 / 3631 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$60
 Graduate Application Fee$65
 In-State Tuition & Fees$9,459
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$23,217
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid73%
 % Undergraduates with Loans43%
 % Undergraduates with Grants42%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,100
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,000
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,000
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,900
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,900
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,900

Neighborhood Data for the Blacksburg Area

Median Age21.7
Median Household Income$29,785
Total Population42,406
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total56.6% 43.4%
 Age 0-948.1%51.9%
 Age 10-1758.0%42.0%
 Age 18-2458.5%41.5%
 Age 25-2966.2%33.8%
 Age 30-3955.8%44.2%
 40+61.8%38.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White80.5%
 % Black4.2%
 % Asian11.9%
 % Latino3.4%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)2.1%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,000
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,000
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$740
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5009.6%7.2%5.4%
 $500 to $74977.4%55.9%0.0%
 $750 to $99913.0%28.5%38.4%
 Over $10000.0%8.4%9.8%
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