• Address: 210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

  • Phone Number: (540) 231-6000

  • Website: https://vt.edu/

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About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public university headquartered at Blacksburg, Virginia and was founded in 1872. It has 2,600 acres of the main campus. It got the university status by Virginia general assembly in 1970. Virginia Tech student population is 33,170 which comprises of 30,310 full-time and 2,860 part-time students enrolled in various courses.

It offers a transdisciplinary approach to teach the students. It provides about 280 undergraduate and graduate programs to the students.

It is one of the few universities in the nation spending a huge amount on research activities. Its research center is present in 230 acres with 33 buildings and 180 companies. It is the university which has an operating budget of whopping $1.6 billion.

  • It is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

  • Virginia Tech acceptance rate is 71%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 14:1.

  • The retention rate is 93% and the total graduation rate is 84%.

  • Virginia Tech address is 210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131


Virginia Tech Online

The university provides online programs in 12 distinctive disciplines. Its online programs are richly acclaimed. The online courses offered are flexible and are designed to help the working professionals.

Virginia Tech login - Students can log in to their university accounts by providing Virginia Tech email and password where they can access the dashboard which consists of course progress, attendance, grades and material related to the course. The students are required to create an email ID in order to access the online services provided such as the library, dashboard, and bookshop. It helps in logging into the student portal.

Virginia Tech Canvas - It is a platform used by online students to access the course related information, books, presentations, and videos. The students and faculty can access the coursework and check the university updates. 


Virginia Tech Colleges

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Pamplin College of Business
College of Natural Resources and Environment
College of Engineering
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Virginia Tech Tuition and Majors

The university charges $46,515 as the total average tuition for the online Master's degree and $18,141 for the Graduate Certificate. The tuition fee changes on a yearly basis and the program type.

Following are the majors .offered by the university

Agriculture Aviation
Engineering Business Management
Education Environmental Science
Homeland Security Human Services
Information Technology Literature
Political Science Public Administration

Virginia Tech Degrees and Programs

The degrees being offered online by the university includes Masters degree and Graduate Certificate. Some of the programs offered are as follows.

Master in Agriculture and Life Sciences
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit and Nongovernmental Organization Management
Graduate Certificate in Integrative STEM Education
Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Engineering
Master of Science in Ocean Engineering

Virginia Tech Library

The university has different libraries for the students of distinctive fields. It has an 'Art and Architecture library' for the art students and 'Veterinary Medicine Library' for vet students. The library has an NVC resource center and service center to help the students clarify the doubts in their domain of interest. It houses various books, journals, magazines, research papers and collections useful for the students and faculty to enhance the knowledge. It also has an online presence. 


Virginia Tech Financial Aid

The university offers various financial aids to the students to help them bear the educational expenses. The FAFSA/Federal School code of the university is 003754. The FAFSA form must be filled in order to apply for financial aids.

  • Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant are the Federal Grants available.

  • Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan are the Federal Loans available. The Federal work-study program is also offered to the students.

  • Commonwealth Grant, Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program, and Two-Year College Transfer Grant are obtainable State Grants for students.

  • Funds for the Future and Presidential Campus enrichment grant are the Institutional Grants.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Program along with Army ROTC Scholarship, Naval ROTC is the Military Aid available.

  • Presidential Scholarship, VT VCCS Lifeline Scholarship, Keith F. Becker '86 Memorial Scholarship, Barwick Family Science Scholarship, and Davy-Faraday Scholarship are the Virginia Tech Scholarships.

  • 42% of the students receive either federal, state or institutional financial aids from the university. $17,190 is the average amount awarded as the grant or scholarship per year to the eligible students.


Virginia Tech Ranking

Following are the rankings according to the U.S. News and World Report.

  • The university is ranked 76th in 'National Universities'.

  • It is ranked 42nd in 'Best Colleges for Veterans' and 103rd in 'Best Value Schools'.

  • It is ranked 2nd for 'Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs and 20th for 'Best Online Graduate Engineering programs'.

  • It is ranked 250th in 'Best Global Universities'.


Virginia Tech Reviews

Some of the student reviews are given below.

  • The professors in the university are experienced and supportive towards students.

  • It has an industry-related curriculum which makes easier for the students to get jobs.

  • The university follows a hands-on educational approach to improve the practical knowledge of the students.

  • It provides students with a huge campus and several opportunities to learn and explore various domains along with academics.

  • The communities and student fraternity is welcoming, friendly and offers support to each other.


Virginia Tech Campus

The university consists of a health and wellness center for the well being of students, housing and dining facilities on campus. It has several clubs, intramurals, organizations, athletics, cultural centers, and involvement activities to engage the students. 

Virginia Tech Bookstore - An official bookstore of the university offers textbooks, accessories, jerseys, hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts and fleece for the students and also has an online presence.

Virginia Tech Athletics- 'Hokies' is the name of the university athletics team. It has NCAA Division I athletic teams playing various national level and intercollegiate tournaments. It has both men’s and women’s athletics teams playing a variety of sports such as Football, Softball, Soccer, Baseball, Lacrosse, Indoor, and Outdoor Track, Volleyball, Swimming, and Diving.

Virginia Tech Football - The men’s athletic team has won several intercollegiate tournaments. They are funded by international brands like Nike, Union Bank and Trust, Carilion Clinic and the Edge Apartment Homes.

Basketball - The university has both men’s and women’s teams playing a variety of tournaments for the university. The student-athletes receive scholarships and rewards for participating in the intercollegiate tournaments.

Virginia Tech Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public
Also see:
Private vs Public

Headquartered at

Blacksburg, Virginia

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003754
Also see:
What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC
Also see:
What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Veterans Friendly , Military Friendly, Yellow Ribbon Program

Data Source: https://vt.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Virginia Tech Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 71 %
Student Faculty Ratio 14: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 93 % Part Time: 56 %
Total Population 33,170
Student Population Full Time: 30,310 Part Time: 2,860
Gender Division Male: 57 % Female: 43 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 25,000 14,773 10,227
Total Applicants Admitted - 17,718 10,019 7,699
Applicants Enrolled - 5,929 3,217 2,712
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 5,921 3,212 2,709
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 8 5 3

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 81 %

The College Monk

Female: 87 %

Total Graduation Rate: 84 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Virginia Tech Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Virginia Tech

College of Engineering

Majors available

Public Administration Philosophy

College of Sciences

Majors available

Safety

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Majors available

Chemistry Safety

College of Natural Resources and Environment

Majors available

Media Studies

Pamplin College of Business

Majors available

Business Management

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Majors available

Public Administration

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Majors available

Health Science

Virginia Tech Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $60
Graduate Application Fee $75

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 5,159
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 87%
SAT Math 590 average 540 - 640 range
SAT Critical Reading 620 average 560 - 680 range
SAT Writing 580 average 530 - 630 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Virginia Tech Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,349 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $4,405 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,593 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,593 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,593 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $5,593 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Commonwealth Grant $3,557 US Citizen, a resident of Virginia, GPA of 2.0 Varies
Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program $3,557 US Citizen, a resident of Virginia, GPA of 2.0 Varies
Two-Year College Transfer Grant $3,557 Undergraduate in-state, GPA of 3.0, Full-time enrollment. Varies

Data Source: https://vt.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Funds for the Future $5,416 Full-Time Enrollment Status. January 15th, 2019
Presidential Campus Enrichment Grant $5,416 Extracurricular Activities,Academic Achievement,Financial Status December 7th, 2019
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Presidential Scholarship $5,416 Virginia resident, enrolled full-time, significant financial need. January 15th, 2019
VT VCCS Lifeline Scholarship $5,416 A student should maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. December 7th, 2019
Keith F. Becker '86 Memorial Scholarship $5,416 Merit-based scholarship seeking undergraduate students majoring in computer science December 31st, 2018
Barwick Family Science Scholarship $5,416 A scholarship seeking outstanding sophomore students. January 22nd, 2019
Davy-Faraday Scholarship $5,416 Physics or chemistry sophomore, junior, or senior who is enrolled in the Integrated Science Curriculum (ISC). January 22nd, 2019

Data Source: https://vt.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Army ROTC Scholarship $500 Merit-based, U.S. citizen. Varies
Naval ROTC $400 Average academic, aptitude and physical fitness marks Varies
Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $8,323 Honourably Discharged from the military. Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $3,583 Honourably Discharged from the military. Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Varies

Data Source: https://vt.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $11,998
$30,001 - $48,000 $14,022
$48,001 - $75,000 $17,684
$75,001 - $110,000 $21,740
Over $110,000 $23,948

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 16% $4,155
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 42% $8,155
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 16% $5,714
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 38% $4,709
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 40% $8,492
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 39% $5,761
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 17,190
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 24
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $47,598
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $1,983
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://veterans.vt.edu/students/benefits.html
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 873 $9,397
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 682 $8,785
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 191 $11,584

Data Source: https://vt.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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