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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 91%
Applicants who took ACT: 0%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 39%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 8%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 47%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 46%
SAT I Math score 700+: 19%
SAT I Math score 600+: 65%
ACT score 24-29: 0%
ACT score 30-36: 0%
ACT score 24+: 0%
Students applied: 21,744
Students admitted: 15,067
Admission rate: 69%
Students per faculty: 16
4-year graduation rate: 61%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 24,247
Full-time enrolled men: 13,724
Full-time enrolled women: 9,961
Part-time enrolled men: 364
Part-time enrolled women: 198
Freshmen retained: 93%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $10,496
Fees (in state): $1,989
Tuition (out of state): $26,536
Fees (out of state): $2,593
Room and board: $8,266
Est. book expense: $1,130
Total cost (in state): $21,881
Total cost (out of state): $38,525
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$15,145
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$18,355
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$31,789
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$34,999
Average debt at graduation: $27,865

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 64%
Average need-based aid: $6,736
Average non-need-based aid: $3,526

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

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