Virginia Tech Overview
Virginia Tech is a public institution located in Blacksburg, Virginia. The city atmosphere of Blacksburg makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Virginia Tech Known For?
- The 2% student loan default rate at Virginia Tech is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest award offered at Virginia Tech is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech makes roughly $62,500 a year. This is 53% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
Virginia Tech Rankings
According to our 2022 analysis, Virginia Tech is ranked #82 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #4 out of 73 schools in Virginia.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Virginia Tech has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Virginia Tech.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Virginia Tech has earned from around the web.
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|#19||Best Computer Science Schools||Computer Science Degree|
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|#28||Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools||College Factual|
|#29||Best Communication & Journalism Schools||College Factual|
|#48||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Virginia Tech?
Contact details for Virginia Tech are given below.
|Address:||210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24061-0131|
How Do I Get Into Virginia Tech?
You can apply to Virginia Tech online at: vt.edu/apply.html
Admission Requirements for Virginia Tech
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||considered but not required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Virginia Tech?
Approximately 54% of accepted students are men and 46% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.
Average Test Scores
About 83% of students accepted to Virginia Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 680. Math scores were between 580 and 690.
Can I Afford Virginia Tech?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Virginia Tech, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $9,744 a year. That adds up to $38,976 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Virginia Tech is 1.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Virginia Tech Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 7,004 graduate students at the school.
Of the 29,112 full-time undergraduates at Virginia Tech, 57% are male and 43% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Virginia Tech students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,419|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,256|
Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Virginia Tech. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 115 countries are represented at Virginia Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Virginia Tech
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Virginia Tech has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 16th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Virginia Tech
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Virginia Tech was $12,485 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $29,129. The following table shows how Virginia Tech is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Other Computer & Information Sciences||#1||#6|
|Linguistics & Comparative Literature||#13||#13|
|Political Science & Government||#16||#13|
|Natural Resource Management||#22||#22|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||#34||#31|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||#37||#46|
|Natural Resources & Conservation||#37||#40|
|Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering||#49||#40|
Online Growth Rankings of Virginia Tech
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Virginia Tech was 238.2%. This is the #250 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Virginia Tech regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Virginia Tech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Virginia Tech ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Virginia Tech.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Virginia Tech Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Eric T Gunther under License
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