Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Review & Facts

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a large four-year, public school with 32,665 students enrolled. This school was established in 1872 and is one of the 2 colleges located in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
137
Good
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will give you the opportunity to earn an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 137 majors. The most popular concentrations are Engineering, Biology, Work and Family Studies, Accounting and Finance, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings versus other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
94%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University student retention rate is very high at 94% (well above Virginia average). Considering this statistic, apparently students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
14 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is very good - 84%. Roughly 7% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is pretty decent, 14:1. Read more on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$29,200
High
Average tuition cost is very high, about $26,600 per year. The additional fees at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University not covered by tuition are nearly $2,600, which comes to $29,200 per academic year.

Read the details about Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
73%
Doable
As reported in recent data, 22,280 applications were submitted and 16,355 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get admitted at this school.

This school might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,000
Medium
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 9,400 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low -- approximately $5,000 per academic year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131, USA
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