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

$37,885 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
66% Acceptance Rate

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Virginia Tech Rankings

We have ranked Virginia Tech as #68 out of 2,110 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Out of the 61 colleges in Virginia, it is ranked at #4.

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
#33 Best Business Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree 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 Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Construction Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Real Estate Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Agricultural Economics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Managerial Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Management Sciences & Methods Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Virginia Tech has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Hospitality Management Schools College Factual
#15 Best General Business/Commerce Schools College Factual
#24 Best Marketing Schools College Factual
#25 Best Accounting Schools College Factual
#48 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#82 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is 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 considered but not required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Virginia Tech?

66% Acceptance Rate
46% Of Accepted Are Women
83% Submit SAT Scores
Virginia Tech has an acceptance rate of 66%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 54% of accepted students are men and 46% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

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 680. Math scores were between 580 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 590 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 580 to 690 )
Virginia Tech received ACT scores from 24% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 32. Math scores were between 24 and 30. Composite scores were between 25 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 24 to 32 )
ACT Math Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 24 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for Virginia Tech  ( 25 to 31 )

Can I Afford Virginia Tech?

$37,885 Net Price
41% Take Out Loans
1.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Virginia Tech is $37,885. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Virginia Tech, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $9,744 a year. That adds up to $38,976 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

29,112 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 30,020 undergraduate students at Virginia Tech, with 29,112 being full-time and 908 being part-time.


There are also 7,004 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 29,112 full-time undergraduates at Virginia Tech, 57% are male and 43% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,233
Black or African American 1,419
Hispanic or Latino 2,256
White 18,260
International Students 1,693
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,251

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

11,136 Took All Classes Online
34,168 Took At Least One Class Online
238.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 34,168 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 41st most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Virginia Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Virginia Tech was 238.2%. This is the #204 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Virginia Tech regardless of major.

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
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management #1
Construction Management #1
Construction Management #1
Business Administration & Management #110

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 Business Concentrations

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

Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 0
Agricultural Economics 0
Accounting 0
General Business Administration and Management 0
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 0
Business Economics 0
Construction Management 0
Finance 0
Public Finance 0
General Business/Commerce 0
General Hospitality Administration/Management 0
Management Science 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0
Information Resources Management 0
Real Estate 0
Applied Economics 0
Development Economics & International Development 0
Econometrics & Quantitative Economics 0
General Economics 0


*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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