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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131 Blacksburg, VA 24061 Phone: (540) 231-6000
  • General Information
    About Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life. 2001 Mission Statement adapted in 2006, by the Board of Visitors.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 21,053
    Percent Admitted 67%
    Men Admitted 64%
    Women Admitted 71%
    Full Time Retention Rate 91%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 540 630
      Math 570 670
      Writing 530 630
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 32,827
    Native American 105
    Asian 2,225
    African American 1,490
    Hispanic 870
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 23,241
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 4,874

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