Virginia Tech Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, & More

Graduate Life Center at Virginia Tech
Graduate Life Center at Virginia Tech ( more photos). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Virginia Tech, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is located on a 2,600-acre main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. Established in 1872 as a military institute, Virginia Tech still maintains a corps of cadets and is classified as a senior military college. Explore the campus with the Virginia Tech photo tour.

Virginia Tech's engineering programs typically rank in the top 10 among public universities, and the university also gets high marks for its business and architecture programs. Strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. With over 80 bachelor's degree programs and 160 master's and doctoral degrees, students have an impressive breadth of academic options. On the athletic front, students can choose from over 20 intramural sports and 10 men's and 10 women's varsity sports. The Virginia Tech Hokies (what's a Hokie?) compete in NCAA Division I athletics as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. You can calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 33,170 (25,791 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 57 percent male / 43 percent female
  • 98 percent full-time

Costs (2016–17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,852 (in-state); $29,975 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,210 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,720
  • Other Expenses: $2,980
  • Total Cost: $25,762 (in-state); $42,885 (out-of-state)

Virginia Tech Financial Aid (2015–16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 64 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 42 percent
    • Loans: 40 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,155
    • Loans: $8,492

Academic Programs

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 61 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 84 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling, Tennis, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball

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Virginia Tech Mission Statement

"Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics