Tool December 2016

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 36 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 149 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 89%
Applicants who took ACT NA

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+7%
600-69939%
600+46%

SAT Math Score

700+19%
600-69945%
600+64%

ACT Score

30-36NA
24-29NA
24+NA

Students applied22,280
Students admitted16,355
Admission rate73%

Students per faculty14

4-year graduation rate62%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$10,787
Fees$2,065
Room and board$8,424
Estimated book expense$1,210
Total cost$22,486

Cost after need-based aid$15,677
Cost after non-need-based aid$19,152

Average debt at graduation$28,873

Out of State

Tuition$27,306
Fees$2,065
Room and board$8,424
Estimated book expense$1,210
Total cost$39,005

Cost after need-based aid$32,196
Cost after non-need-based aid$35,671

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$59,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met64%
Average need-based aid$6,809
Average non-need-based aid$3,334

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment25,384

Full-Time

Men14,220
Women10,621

Part-Time

Men371
Women172

Freshmen retained94%

# - 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 (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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