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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA 4-Year Public

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 is a public, state school in a small town setting in Blacksburg, Virginia. Virginia Tech was founded in 1872 and now enrolls around 37,024 students a year, including 30,020 undergrads. Virginia Tech offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Virginia Tech! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of Virginia Tech'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.

Thinking of pledging? Virginia Tech has 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.

Learn more about life at Virginia Tech on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is January 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by March 5.

2021 Virginia Tech Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 77%
Average GPA 4.0
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 77%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 87%
In-State Tuition $11,750
Out-of-State $30,829
Percent of Need Met 54%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,110

Is Virginia Tech a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at to get a better sense of what Virginia Tech offers and if it sounds like a good choice for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Virginia Tech. Around 70% of applicants get into Virginia Tech each year. Last year, 31,974 students applied to Virginia Tech and 22,393 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Virginia Tech

Retention is 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 93% come back the next year. Around 86% of students who started at Virginia Tech earn their Bachelor's degrees 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 statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

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 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $11,775 for each full-time student enrolled.

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 54% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,110 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $31,762 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 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Virginia Tech. Based on this information, how does Virginia Tech sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Virginia Tech a good school for you?

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Where is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Located?

Virginia Tech is located in the small town setting of Blacksburg, Virginia.

If you want to see Virginia Tech for yourself, 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


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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

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Virginia Tech Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Virginia Tech is like? There are approximately 37,024 students enrolled at Virginia Tech, including 30,020 undergraduate students and 7,004 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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