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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: 89%
Applicants who took ACT: 0%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 39%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 7%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 46%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 45%
SAT I Math score 700+: 19%
SAT I Math score 600+: 64%
ACT score 24-29: 0%
ACT score 30-36: 0%
ACT score 24+: 0%
Students applied: 22,280
Students admitted: 16,355
Admission rate: 73%
Students per faculty: 14
4-year graduation rate: 62%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 25,384
Full-time enrolled men: 14,220
Full-time enrolled women: 10,621
Part-time enrolled men: 371
Part-time enrolled women: 172
Freshmen retained: 94%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $10,787
Fees (in state): $2,065
Tuition (out of state): $27,306
Fees (out of state): $2,065
Room and board: $8,424
Est. book expense: $1,210
Total cost (in state): $22,486
Total cost (out of state): $39,005
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$15,677
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$19,152
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$32,196
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$35,671
Average debt at graduation: $28,873

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 64%
Average need-based aid: $6,809
Average non-need-based aid: $3,334

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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