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Virginia Tech landed the #51 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,238 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.
Virginia Tech also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Virginia ranking.
If you're applying to Virginia Tech you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 56%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.
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 610 and 690. Math scores were between 600 and 720.
The student to faculty ratio at Virginia Tech is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.
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%.
The freshmen retention rate of 92% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Virginia Tech enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Virginia Tech the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 65%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 30,020 undergraduates at Virginia Tech with 29,112 being full-time and 908 being part-time.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
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.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Virginia Tech, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $9,600 a year. That adds up to $38,400 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Virginia Tech is 1.2%. 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.
Contact details for Virginia Tech are given below.
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||460||$67,610|
|Computer Information Systems||365||$82,448|
|Finance & Financial Management||337||$59,846|
|Food, Nutrition & Related Services||275||$23,946|
|Communication & Media Studies||261||$36,639|
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2020-2021, 21,377 students took at least one online class at Virginia Tech. This is a decrease from the 34,168 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*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.
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