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Virginia Tech is a public institution located in Blacksburg, Virginia. The location of Virginia Tech is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

299 Graduate Degrees
$37,613 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
70% Acceptance Rate

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Virginia Tech Rankings

Virginia Tech is ranked #87 out of 545 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. Out of the 11 colleges in Virginia, it is ranked at #1.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Virginia Tech has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#63 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Most Popular Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Virginia Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Student Counseling Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Educational Assessment Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Virginia Tech?

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

How Do I Get Into Virginia Tech?

You can apply to Virginia Tech online at:

Admission Requirements for Virginia Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Virginia Tech?

70% Acceptance Rate
43% Of Accepted Are Women
83% Submit SAT Scores
Virginia Tech has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 57% of accepted students are men and 43% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

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 English scores ranged between 24 and 31. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 24 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 25 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 25 to 30 )

Can I Afford Virginia Tech?

$37,613 Net Price
41% Take Out Loans
1.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Virginia Tech is $37,613. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

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 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.

Virginia Tech Undergraduate Student Diversity

28,584 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 29,300 undergraduate students at Virginia Tech, with 28,584 being full-time and 716 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Virginia Tech

There are also 7,083 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,584 full-time undergraduates at Virginia Tech, 57% are male and 43% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Virginia Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Virginia Tech students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Virginia Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,934
Black or African American 1,211
Hispanic or Latino 1,956
White 18,409
International Students 1,954
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,120

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Virginia Tech. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 115 countries are represented at Virginia Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Virginia Tech

1,019 Took All Classes Online
9,863 Took At Least One Class Online
6.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 9,863 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Virginia Tech has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 5th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Virginia Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Virginia Tech was 6.9%. This is the #1,101 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Virginia Tech regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Virginia Tech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Teacher Education Subject Specific 48%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Virginia Tech ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Virginia Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Administration of Special Education #3
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas #12
Curriculum & Instruction #90
Curriculum & Instruction #90
Teacher Education Subject Specific #131
Educational Administration #180

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Virginia Tech Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 1 110 14 125
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 24 13 12 49
Teacher Development & Methodology 46 0 0 46
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 15 6 21
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 0 16 3 19
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 14 3 17
Adult & Continuing Education 9 0 0 9
Educational Statistics & Research Methods 8 0 0 8
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 4 0 0 4
Learning Sciences 1 0 0 1
Administration of Special Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 93 168 38 299


*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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