Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Blacksburg, VA

Get Admissions Info

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Student Essentials

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: HokieBird
Nicknames: Virginia Tech, VT, VPI
Website: www.vt.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $10,923
Out-of-State Tuition: $25,915
Retention Rate: 92%
Enrollment: 33,164
Year Established: 1872

About Virginia Tech

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University in Blacksburg, Virginia, is a public land-grant university that transforms knowledge into practice through technological leadership.

Virginia Tech is dedicated to the Virginia community, striving to fuel economic growth and job creation statewide.

Student life is made up of an active campus life and the social, entertainment and cultural opportunities of Blacksburg. Students may join one of more than 100 student clubs with interests from Greek life to robotics. There are a number of performing groups and Lively Arts events hosted frequently, showcasing world-class entertainment to students and the community.

The school also offers spiritual life opportunities through a number of church and fellowship groups of all denominations. College life is also bolstered by the school’s strong athletics, and you can find many students cheering on the Hokies throughout the year.

Academics include more than 70 undergraduate majors and minors in schools of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture and Urban Studies, Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and more. Virginia Tech also offers more than 75 master degrees and 60 doctoral programs in nine colleges.

Admissions require students to complete an application, select a major, submit an official high school transcript and agree to and sign the Pledge of Honor. Students who complete an application online will have their application fee waived.

Virginia Tech offers scholarships specific to Virginia residents based on student qualifications. Other scholarships are available to students who demonstrate eligibility and apply separately. Students who file a FAFSA may be eligible to receive aid through federal grants, loans, waivers and work-study programs.

Get More Information

Virginia Tech Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

67% of students gave Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University was the best choice I could have made when it came to choosing a college. The academics, campus, and sports and other extra-curricular events are at a pristine level.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

It's a great school, awesome campus and the classes and students are all very good.


Virginia Tech Map & Location

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
222 Burruss Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061


View campus map for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Getting Around Virginia Tech

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Blacksburg, VA

Winter
Dec
44
24
Jan
41
21
Feb
45
24
Spring
Mar
53
30
Apr
63
38
May
71
47
Summer
Jun
79
57
Jul
82
60
Aug
82
59
Fall
Sep
75
51
Oct
65
39
Nov
56
31

Virginia Tech Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 24,730
Freshman Class 5,761
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 33,164

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 76%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
Latino 4%
African American 4%
Caucasian 76%
Asian 8%
Unknown and Other 6%

Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%
Women 45%
Men 55%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

Get Admissions Info

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Other Schools Near Blacksburg, VA

This web site and associated pages are not associated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). CampusExplorer.com has no official or unofficial affiliation with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).