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Virginia Tech Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Virginia Tech. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Virginia Tech Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Virginia Tech was awarded 234 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general architecture.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Virginia Tech is ranked #88 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Virginia Tech also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Virginia ranking.

See all of the rankings for Virginia Tech.

Is It Hard to Get Into Virginia Tech?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Virginia Tech is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 70%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 83% of students accepted to Virginia Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 670. Math scores were between 590 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 590 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 590 to 690 )
Virginia Tech received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 25 to 30 )

Learn more about Virginia Tech admissions.

Virginia Tech Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Virginia Tech, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Virginia Tech is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Virginia Tech

Freshmen Retention Rate

Virginia Tech has a freshmen retention rate of 93%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  93 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Virginia Tech for first-time, full-time students is 62%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  62 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Virginia Tech.

Good Overall Diversity at Virginia Tech

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 27,811 undergraduates at Virginia Tech with 27,180 being full-time and 631 being part-time.

Virginia Tech Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Virginia Tech is 82.81 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  82.81 out of 100
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How Much Does Virginia Tech Cost?

The overall average net price of Virginia Tech is $20,964. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Virginia Tech

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,401 $13,925 $18,296 $23,429 $25,516

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Virginia Tech, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Virginia Tech, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $8,607 a year. That adds up to $34,428 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Virginia Tech is 1.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Virginia Tech Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Virginia Tech make around $62,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Virginia Tech graduates since it is 57% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Virginia Tech make the most money.

Location of Virginia Tech

Located in Blacksburg, Virginia, Virginia Tech is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Virginia Tech

Contact details for Virginia Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24061-0131
Phone: 540-231-6994
Website: WWW.VT.EDU

Virginia Tech Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 100 majors graduated from Virginia Tech. Of these students, 7,210 received undergraduate degrees and 2,130 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 384 $66,400
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 381 $67,700
Finance & Financial Management 325 $57,600
Computer Information Systems 304 $83,600
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 269 $26,000
Human Development & Family Studies 247 $29,300
Communication & Media Studies 227 $37,900
General Biology 218 $26,500
Civil Engineering 217 $61,000
General Psychology 207 $28,900

Learn more about the majors offered at Virginia Tech along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Virginia Tech

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 9,863 students took at least one online class at Virginia Tech. This is a decrease from the 10,133 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 9,863 1,019
2016-2017 10,133 1,039
2015-2016 10,077 911
2014-2015 9,140 853
2013-2014 7,825 785

Learn more about online learning at Virginia Tech.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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