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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)


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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is ranked 27 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 141 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 91%
Applicants who took ACT NA

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+8%
600-69939%
600+47%

SAT Math Score

700+19%
600-69946%
600+65%

ACT Score

30-36NA
24-29NA
24+NA

Students applied21,744
Students admitted15,067
Admission rate69%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate61%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$10,496
Fees$1,989
Room and board$8,266
Estimated book expense$1,130
Total cost$21,881

Cost after need-based aid$15,145
Cost after non-need-based aid$18,355

Average debt at graduation$27,865

Out of State

Tuition$26,536
Fees$2,593
Room and board$8,266
Estimated book expense$1,130
Total cost$38,525

Cost after need-based aid$31,789
Cost after non-need-based aid$34,999

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$57,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met64%
Average need-based aid$6,736
Average non-need-based aid$3,526

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment24,247

Full-Time

Men13,724
Women9,961

Part-Time

Men364
Women198

Freshmen retained93%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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