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Best Values in Colleges

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)


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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is ranked 26 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 151 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 92%
Applicants who took ACT NA

SAT Verbal Score

700+8%
600-69939%
600+48%

SAT Math Score

700+19%
600-69949%
600+67%

ACT Score

30-36NA
24-29NA
24+NA

Students applied19,112
Students admitted13,432
Admission rate70%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate61%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$10,088
Fees$1,929
Room and board$7,924
Estimated book expense$1,130
Total cost$21,071

Cost after need-based aid$14,583
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,483

Average debt at graduation$26,925

Out of State

Tuition$25,515
Fees$2,533
Room and board$7,924
Estimated book expense$1,130
Total cost$37,102

Cost after need-based aid$30,614
Cost after non-need-based aid$33,514

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met64%
Average need-based aid$6,488
Average non-need-based aid$3,588

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment24,034

Full-Time

Men13,756
Women9,756

Part-Time

Men345
Women177

Freshmen retained91%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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