Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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world rank  67

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University Overview

Established in 1872, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Blacksburg (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Virginia. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 148 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Virginia Tech also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym Virginia Tech
Founded 1872
Motto Ut prosim
That I may serve
Colours Chicago maroon and burnt orange

University Location

Address 800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg
24061-0131 Virginia
United States
Tel +1 (540) 231 6000
Fax +1 (540) 231 7826

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is considered but not required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 201 Burruss Hall
Blacksburg 24061-0202
(540) 231 6267

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 4,000-4,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's Library
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,202,242 physical volumes, 62,092 physical media, 21,643 digital/electronic medium and 698 licensed digital/electronic databases. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's library has 6 branches.
Housing Yes
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 9,471 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

2018


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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