Rank: 23

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VAWWW.VT.EDU
Median SAT/ACT
1220/NA
Enrollment
25,242
Virginia Polytechnic and State University, or Virginia Tech, is a leader in using technology to teach-and have fun. The campus Math Emporium is a former department store that houses hundreds of computers programmed with math tutoring lessons that have boosted students' math success rates. Geography teacher John Boyer (who styles himself as 'The Plaid Avenger') is regularly voted among the...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$26,200
% of students who get any grants
52%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$19,900
Average price for low-income students
$12,700
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
71%
% of need met
64%
% of students who get merit* grants
12%
Average merit grant
$3,300
student success
Graduation rate
84%
Average time to a degree
4.3 years
Average student debt
$21,500
Average salary within 5 years
$57,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
48%
admissions
Acceptance rate
73%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1220/NA
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
1-Nov
Regular application
15-Jan

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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When it comes to Virginia Tech, I've got a simple 3 word phrase that speaks for itself: "This is home." I never imagined that while being away for college, I would ever truly feel as if I was at my home away from home, but Tech has proved me wrong....
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Virginia Tech is certainly my forever home. I feel as if I am spending my money well on the classes. In one year, I have already learned so much. The classes can get a bit large, but the professors encourage each student to come to their office hours at their...
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Virginia tech is easily the best decision I've ever made. Coming to school in Blacksburg has opened my eyes to many different cultures, ideas and experiences. The amount of life changing people you meet is incredible and the opportunities and experiences provided by the school are immeasurable. Go Hokies!...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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