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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Instate Tuition (2011-2012)
$10,509
Out-of-state Tuition (2011-2012)
$24,480

VTU Address


VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV
BLACKSBURG VA 24061-0131
General information:(540) 231-6000
Financial aid office:(540) 231-5179
Admissions office:(540) 231-6267
University FAQ
University Homepage

Tuition + VTU Housing

(2011-2012)

UGrad Application Fee: $60
Grad Application Fee: $65

Tuition Payment Plan: Yes
Tuition Alternatives: Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:8436
Freshman Must Live on Campus: No

University Makeup

(2011-2012)
# of Undergrads: 24,719
# of Grad students: 8,529
# of Part time: 5
Total Students: 33,248
Male

57.7%
Female

42.3%
International:

8%
African-American:

4%
American Indian:

0%
Asian:

7%
Hispanic:

3%
Pacific Islander:

16%
Caucasian:

71%
Unknown:

5%

Financial Aid


54% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $2,428

59% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $3,816

30% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $4,122

63% receive student loans and the average amount is $3,137
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Public 4 year or above Institution
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive

Special Programs


Teacher Certifications

Admissions Requirements


Secondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Test Scores Required
Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Test EOFL Required

Special Credits


HS College Credit: Yes
AP Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credit: No
Special Credits(other): No

Applicants Admitted %


64% men vs 71% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions


Number of Men Applicants: 12,359
Number of Women Applicants: 8,469
Number of Men Admitted: 7,884
Number of Women Admitted: 5,976

Student Services


Library On Campus
Counseling Services
Employment Services
Placement Services

Majors  Hide Majors

• Accounting
• Administration of Special Education Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Aerospace Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
• Aerospace Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
• Agricultural Economics
• Agricultural Engineering
• Agricultural Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Agricultural Production Operations General
• Agriculture General
• Agronomy and Crop Science
• Agronomy and Crop Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Animal Sciences General
• Animal Sciences General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Applied Economics
• Architecture
• Architecture Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Art/Art Studies General
• Biochemistry
• Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
• Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Bioinformatics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Biological and Biomedical Sciences Other
• Biological and Biomedical Sciences Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Biology/Biological Sciences General
• Biology/Biological Sciences General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Business Administration and Management General
• Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
• Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Business/Commerce General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Business/Managerial Economics
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Chemistry General
• Chemistry General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• City/Urban Community and Regional Planning
• Civil Engineering General
• Civil Engineering General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Clinical and Industrial Drug Development
• Communication and Media Studies Other
• Computer Engineering General
• Computer Engineering General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Computer and Information Sciences General
• Computer and Information Sciences General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Other
• Construction Engineering
• Construction Management
• Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
• Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Creative Writing
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Curriculum and Instruction Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Curriculum and Instruction Post-master's certificate
• Dairy Science
• Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts General
• Economics General
• Economics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Educational Administration and Supervision Other
• Educational Administration and Supervision Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Educational Administration and Supervision Other Post-master's certificate
• Educational Statistics and Research Methods Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Engineering Other
• Engineering Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Engineering Mechanics
• Engineering Mechanics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• English Language and Literature General
• Entomology
• Entomology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Environmental Design/Architecture Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
• Finance General
• Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
• Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Food Science
• Foods Nutrition and Wellness Studies General
• Foods Nutrition and Wellness Studies General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Foreign Languages and Literatures General
• Forest Resources Production and Management
• Forest Resources Production and Management Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Forestry General
• Geography
• Geography Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Geology/Earth Science General
• Geology/Earth Science General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• History General
• Horticultural Science
• Horticultural Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Hospitality Administration/Management General
• Hospitality Administration/Management General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Human Development and Family Studies General
• Human Development and Family Studies General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Industrial Engineering
• Industrial Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Industrial and Product Design
• Information Science/Studies
• Interior Design
• International Relations and Affairs
• Landscape Architecture
• Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
• Management Science
• Marketing/Marketing Management General
• Materials Engineering
• Materials Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Mathematics General
• Mathematics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Mechanical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Mining and Mineral Engineering
• Mining and Mineral Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Music General
• Natural Resources Management and Policy
• Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
• Philosophy
• Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
• Physics General
• Physics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Plant Pathology/Phytopathology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Political Science and Government General
• Polymer/Plastics Engineering
• Polymer/Plastics Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Psychology General
• Psychology General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Public Administration
• Public Administration Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Public Administration Post-master's certificate
• Public Policy Analysis General
• Rhetoric and Composition Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Science Technology and Society
• Science Technology and Society Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Secondary Education and Teaching
• Social Sciences Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Sociology
• Sociology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Speech Communication and Rhetoric
• Statistics General
• Statistics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Systems Engineering
• Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
• Trade and Industrial Teacher Education Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Trade and Industrial Teacher Education Post-master's certificate
• Urban Studies/Affairs
• Urban Studies/Affairs Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Veterinary Medicine Phd(Professional practice)
• Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences General
• Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences General Phd(Research / Scholarship)

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