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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Rating

Public

Type

36,882

Students

$29,960

Tuition

70%

Acceptance

#28

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

Blacksburg, VA

210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24061-0131

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a very large public university located in Blacksburg, VA ranked 136thin the US. It has a total of 28,939 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 70.04% of applicants. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its foods nutrition and related services, foreign languages and literatures, and management science programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With a tuition cost of $11,420 for students from Virginia and $29,960 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is reasonably costly. 80.79% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $62,500 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$32,835/Year
Above Average

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

$32,835

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$46,427/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$37,404/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

70%Acceptance
Less Selective

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

70%

National

69%
Sat

1180 - 1390

87% of students submit

Admissions Yield

34%

ACT

25 - 30

25% of students submit

Application Website

https://vt.edu/apply.html

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$60

Students

28,939Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

6,183

Part-Time

31
Male

57%

In-state

83%

Female

43%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

2%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
5% Mechanical Engineering4% Computer and Information Sciences, General4% Management Science87% Others

5% Mechanical Engineering

4% Computer and Information Sciences, General

4% Management Science

87% Others

Mechanical Engineering

5%

460 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences, General

4%

385 Graduates

Management Science

4%

381 Graduates

Civil Engineering, General

4%

346 Graduates

Finance, General

4%

325 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

3%

305 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

3%

287 Graduates

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

3%

270 Graduates

Academics

A+
Professors
StudentsProfessors14:114:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

14

Number of Library Books

1,247,249

Academic Spend per Student

$12,919

Full-time Retention Rate

93%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$48,000/Year

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

$48,000

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$48,000

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$62,500

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

80%