Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg, VA
4-year
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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?

Questions and Answers about Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Marie M.
5 months ago
What are the steps to establish instate residency?
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
All steps are listed here: https://vt.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/residency.html
Amy N.
6 months ago
What housing options are available for first year students?
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Your living space will provide a deep connection to your campus and community in Blacksburg. Whether you're rooming with a friend from home, part of a Living-Learning Program, or living off campus, you will build incredible friendships where you live that will define your experience at Virginia Tech. On campus housing options can be found here: https://housing.vt.edu/
Braden C.
9 months ago
What is the average amount of financial aid students receive at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University?
Olivia E.
10 months ago
Are Virginia Polytechnic criminology students able to partner with campus police and get hands-on learning experience?
Kelson H.
1 year ago
What kinds of hands-on projects make Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University engineering program stand out?
Nicholas L.
1 year ago
Are freshmen allowed to bring their cars on campus?
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Yes, you can bring a car on campus.
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Majors offered at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Biggest majors
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
Mechanical Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Academics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1180-1390
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Considered with application
25-31
ACT Score Range
1
36
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (65% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Students19%21%51%14%3%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Students
33%
64%
Male
Female
< 2% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer120k
Software Engineer90k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)82k
Electrical Engineer80k
Mechanical Engineer74k
Civil Engineer72k
Project Engineer69k
Based on 40,733 student responses
63.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
116kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
42%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University financial aid

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Student reviews of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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100% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Safe campus
Beautiful campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Welcoming student body
Claire Krotoski
Hiking And Backpacking
Alpine Skiing
Crocheting
Art + 4 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love Virginia Tech.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Be aware of transportation.

Brianna Brown
Cooking
Writing
Baking
Shopping And Thrifting

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

The sense of community is incomparable.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The options for plant-based folks are limited at times.

William Zaccaria
Hiking And Backpacking
Biking And Cycling
Alpine Skiing
Reading + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The campus is beautiful. Everyone is super friendly. The food is pretty good too.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It’s easy to feel lonely in my opinion

Malasia Cherry
Game Design and Development
Art History
Animation
Gaming + 2 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Virginia Tech’s professors are mostly helpful and the quality of classes is up to par.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Could be more inclusive

Nicholas Cabral
Game Design and Development
Drawing And Illustration

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

It's been pretty amazing.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Don't be shy or a stranger, you'll end up missing out on a lot.

Liza Peoples
Reading
Hiking And Backpacking
Swimming
Volleyball

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like the easy-to-understand and access information about your major. The advising in chemical engineering is great and the checksheets for major and minor requirements are very easy to follow.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Housing is mildly difficult to find and come by and some of the rules on housing are not easy to follow.

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