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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
30,020
Undergraduates
17,112
Men - 57%
12,909
Women - 43%
7,004
Graduate Students
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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
3.96
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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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,540
Out-of-state: $45,619
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,080
Out-of-state: $31,159
Room and Board
$10,110
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Freshman Award
$10,110
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,762
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,040
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
9%
10-19
20%
20-29
24%
30-39
18%
40-49
8%
50-99
14%
Over 100
8%
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Blacksburg Population
44,074
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
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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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
11.8%
Black/African-American
5.2%
Hispanic/Latino
8.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
66.6%
Unknown
2.6%
International Students
5.5% from 65 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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