A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B+
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Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Website
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Virginia Tech Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1100-1320
ACT Range
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$17,190/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,998/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,022/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,684/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,740/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,948/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.250 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.255 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.255 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,841Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 172 responses
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  • Very nice and friendly
    30%
  • Friendly and Spirited
    22%
  • Hokie Nation
    18%
  • Very spirited!
    16%
  • Hokie
    8%
  • Well mannered
    5%
  • Driven
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.306 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.359 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 178 responses
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  • Ut Prosim
    40%
  • That I may Serve
    17%
  • Hokies
    16%
  • Spirit
    10%
  • Home
    6%
  • Family
    5%
  • Community
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.176 responses
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Virginia Tech is a fantastic institution and highly ranked. It is known for engineering and agriculture, but has several other majors that are worth looking at. For example, not many people know that the Hospitality and Tourism Management major is highly ranked. The thing that I would most like to see change has to do with scholarships. There are not many merit based, and scholarships are not as frequently found for out of state students. This is still a wonderful university and it really does have some of the best food and school spirit out there. There are an abundance of opportunities if you are willing to go out and get them. Go Hokies!
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I am a sophomore majoring in Architecture and I have really enjoyed my time at Virginia Tech. The classes are excellent, the campus is beautiful, and student life is a lot of fun! Food in the dining halls really does live up to its reputation and the Blacksburg area offers a lot of activities and unique opportunities. As an architecture major, I do spend a lot of time in the studio spaces, but with proper time management, I still enjoy participating in athletics and other student activities.
Great school and great college town atmosphere. Some buildings are outdated but overall a very pretty campus, especially in the fall since Blacksburg is in the mountains. If you're a nature person, there are plenty of hiking trails and the New River is only a 30 minute drive. Students and staff are very passionate for Virginia Tech, especially during football season. Great experience my freshman year, and I can't wait to go back for sophomore year!