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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$37,885 Avg Cost After Aid
56% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% 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.
  • In <nil>, 98% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Virginia Tech with a bachelor's degree make about $77,621 a year. That's 90% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is Virginia Tech?


Contact details for Virginia Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24061-0131
Phone: 540-231-6994

How Do I Get Into Virginia Tech?

You can apply to Virginia Tech online at:

Admission Requirements for Virginia Tech

Submission Required?
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 Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Virginia Tech?

56% Acceptance Rate
47% Of Accepted Are Women
83% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Virginia Tech is 56%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 53% of accepted students are men and 47% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 53%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.

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 610 and 690. Math scores were between 600 and 720.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 610 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 600 to 720 )
Virginia Tech received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 33. Math scores were between 26 and 31. Composite scores were between 26 and 32.

ACT English Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 24 to 33 )
ACT Math Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 26 to 31 )
ACT Composite Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 26 to 32 )

Can I Afford Virginia Tech?

$37,885 Net Price
42% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Virginia Tech is $37,885. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 42% of students took out student loans averaging $9,600 a year. That adds up to $38,400 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Virginia Tech is 0.5%. 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

28,929 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 29,760 undergraduate students at Virginia Tech, with 28,929 being full-time and 831 being part-time.


There are also 7,519 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,929 full-time undergraduates at Virginia Tech, 57% are male and 43% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Virginia Tech students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,444
Black or African American 1,597
Hispanic or Latino 2,498
White 17,712
International Students 1,417
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,261

Geographic Diversity

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

1,581 Took All Classes Online
21,377 Took At Least One Class Online
238.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 21,377 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Virginia Tech has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 18th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

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.

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%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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