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Colleges / Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate56%
Acceptance Rate56%

About Virginia Tech

At Virginia Tech, we're reimagining how education and technology intersect. This approach transforms the ways we teach and learn, perform research, and engage with communities around the world. Hokies collaborate with diverse team members and cross the traditional lines between fields and disciplines to tackle global-scale problems. We push the boundaries of knowledge in order to make a difference in the world. Members of the Hokie Nation have a clear vision of how we can serve in our personal, professional, and civic pursuits. We are a force for positive change, driven by our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). We are Hokies. Are you?

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Overview

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Blacksburg, Virginia. Virginia Tech was founded in 1872 and the school enrolls around 37,279 students per year, including 29,760 undergrad students. Virginia Tech provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Virginia Tech for Fall 2023 is January 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Virginia Tech by March 1.

Student Activities at Virginia Tech

Are you interested in music or performing? At Virginia Tech you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Virginia Tech students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Virginia Tech has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Virginia Tech has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Virginia Tech on the Student Life page.

2022 Virginia Tech Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 56%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 54%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 14%
Average GPA 4.0
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 14%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 87%
In-State Tuition $11,751
Out-of-State $30,829
Percent of Need Met 51%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,904

Is Virginia Tech a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Virginia Tech offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Tech is moderately difficult to get into. Around 56% of applicants get into Virginia Tech each year. Last year, 42,054 students applied to Virginia Tech and 23,746 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Virginia Tech

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Virginia Tech, around 92% come back the next year. 86% of Virginia Tech undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Virginia Tech Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Virginia Tech by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Virginia Tech directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Virginia Tech's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Virginia Tech's endowment was valued at $1.338 billion in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Virginia Tech

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Virginia Tech meets 51% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,904 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $32,054 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Virginia Tech.

Based on this information, how does Virginia Tech sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Virginia Tech a good school for you?

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Where is Virginia Tech?

Virginia Tech is located in the small town setting of Blacksburg, Virginia, less than an hour from Roanoke and Virginia.

If you would like to see Virginia Tech for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 81 to Blacksburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Roanoke Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Virginia Tech and Blacksburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Virginia Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Virginia Tech is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Virginia Tech is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Virginia Tech ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Virginia Tech SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

590 - 710


Reading SAT Range

590 - 680

Virginia Tech Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Virginia Tech is like? There are approximately 37,279 students enrolled at Virginia Tech, including 29,760 undergraduate students and 7,519 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 74% percent are from VA and 26% percent of students are from other states.


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