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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 27 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 93%
Applicants who took ACT NA

SAT Verbal Score

700+3%
600-69924%
600+27%

SAT Math Score

700+10%
600-69936%
600+46%

ACT Score

30-36NA
24-29NA
24+NA

Students applied20,191
Students admitted14,210
Admission rate70%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate59%
6-year graduation rate83%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$9,617
Fees$1,838
Room and board$7,650
Estimated book expense$1,100
Total cost$20,205

Cost after need-based aid$13,611
Cost after non-need-based aid$15,491

Average debt at graduation$25,759

Out of State

Tuition$24,769
Fees$2,442
Room and board$7,650
Estimated book expense$1,100
Total cost$35,961

Cost after need-based aid$29,367
Cost after non-need-based aid$31,247

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met69%
Average need-based aid$6,594
Average non-need-based aid$4,714

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment23,859

Full-Time

Men13,657
Women9,709

Part-Time

Men308
Women185

Freshmen retained93%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2013 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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