Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg,  Virginia


Type of School





Rural setting



Large town (10,000 - 49,999)



Residential campus




Percent applicants admitted: 68%



Regionally Accredited


Total undergrads: 21,997

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools


Degree-seeking undergrads: 21,912

College Board member


First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 5,085



Graduate enrollment: 6,111 


Most Popular Majors





For Bachelor's Degrees




For Associate Degrees

Business/Marketing: 22%


Biology: 7%


Agriculture: 100%

Engineering: 21%


Social Sciences: 7%



Family and Consumer Sciences: 9%

Psychology: 5%




Agriculture & Related Sciences



Agricultural Economics  B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering  B

Agricultural Production  A


Agricultural Engineering  B

Agriculture - General  B


Chemical Engineering  B

Agronomy/Crop Science  B


Civil Engineering  B

Animal Sciences  B


Computer Engineering - General  B

Dairy Science  B


Electrical/Communications Engineering  B

Food Science  B


Engineering Mechanics  B

Horticulture Science  B


Industrial Engineering  B

Architecture & Related Programs


Materials Engineering  B

Architecture  B


Mechanical Engineering  B

Landscape Architecture  B


Mining/Mineral Engineering  B




Biological & Biomedical Sciences



Biochemistry  B


History - General  B

Biology  B





Liberal Arts & Sciences

Business, Management, & Marketing


Liberal Arts & Sciences  B

Accounting  B



Business Administration/Management  B



Business/Managerial Economics  B


Mathematics - General  B

Construction Management  B


Statistics  B

Finance/Banking  B



Hotel/Motel Management  B


Natural Resources & Conservation

Management Science  B


Environmental Science  B

Marketing Management  B


Environmental Studies  B



Forestry - General  

Computer & Information Sciences



Computer/Information Sciences - General  B

Physical Sciences



Chemistry  B



Geology  B

Psychology - General  B


Physics  B


Test Scores




Middle 50% of First-Year Students

Percent Who Submitted Scores

SAT Critical Reading:

530 - 630


SAT Math:

570 - 660


SAT Writing:

530 - 620


ACT Composite:




6% had h.s. GPA between 3.0 and 3.24


38% in top 10th of graduating class

2% had h.s. GPA between 2.5 and 2.99


81% in top quarter of graduating class



98% in top half of graduating class

67% White/Non-Hispanic





73% In-state students

45% Women


27% Out-of-state students

55% Men


0% Part-time students