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 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Blacksburg, VA

222 Burruss Hall, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

General information:(540)231-6000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Associate's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:30,936(23,700 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $8,605 $9,459 $10,509 -10%
Out-of-state $21,878 $23,217 $24,480 -5%
Books and supplies $1,080 $1,100 $1,080 2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,580 $7,000 $7,080 -1%
Other $5,800 $4,900 $5,200 -6%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,580 $7,000 $7,080 -1%
Other $5,800 $4,900 $5,200 -6%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,800 $4,900 $5,200 -6%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $22,065 $22,459 $23,869 -4%
Off Campus $22,065 $22,459 $23,869 -4%
Off Campus with Family $15,485 $15,459 $16,789 -6%
Out-of-state
On Campus $35,338 $36,217 $37,840 -3%
Off Campus $35,338 $36,217 $37,840 -3%
Off Campus with Family $28,758 $29,217 $30,760 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,852
In-state fees $1,657
Out-of-state tuition $22,254
Out-of-state fees $2,226
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan X
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $10,048
In-state fee $1,657
Out-of-state tuition $19,497
Out-of-state fees $2,226
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 3,993 77% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,969 57% $16,379,363 $5,517
Federal grants 2,375 46% $4,116,595 $1,733
Pell grants 784 15% $3,149,483 $4,017
Other federal grants 2,347 45% $967,112 $412
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,122 22% $4,723,540 $4,210
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,981 38% $7,539,228 $3,806
Student loan aid 2,327 45% $16,254,027 $6,985
Federal student loans 2,296 44% $13,174,163 $5,738
Other student loans 221 4% $3,079,864 $13,936
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 17,064 72% $113,401,732 $6,646
Pell grants 4,187 18% $17,008,865 $4,062
Federal student loans 10,923 46% $74,148,986 $6,788

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $16,929 $15,937 $17,631
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $11,618 $9,029 $8,492
$30,001 - $48,000 $14,234 $12,464 $11,819
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,912 $16,515 $15,888
$75,001 - $110,000 $19,922 $19,911 $19,829
$110,001 and more $21,304 $21,140 $21,504

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 30,936
Undergraduate enrollment 23,700
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 945
Graduate enrollment 7,236
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$65

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 20,828 12,359 8,469
Percent admitted 67% 64% 71%
Percent admitted who enrolled 64% 24% 27%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 4913 94%
ACT 0 0%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 540 640
SAT Math 570 670
SAT Writing 540 630
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 83 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 112139
Baseball 36-
Basketball 1412
Football 137-
Golf 8-
Lacrosse -38
Soccer 3229
Softball -22
Swimming and Diving 3233
Tennis 119
Volleyball -22
Wrestling 40-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1923 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

04/26/2009 Accredited
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

10/24/2008 Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

07/31/2003 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/17/1980 Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education

Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree

07/01/1982 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

04/01/2002 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

(ARTI) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Industrial Design

04/01/2004 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2009 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1982 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1980 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession102
Drug law violations3155 67
Liquor law violations244262289
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 163334
Liquor law violations 485385
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 101
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 8314
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 033
Burglary 294530
Motor vehicle theft 453
Arson 310
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 100
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 507
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 021
Burglary 231712
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 200
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate1.8%
Number in default67
Number in repayment3,676

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00375400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Associate's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations5-----
Agricultural Economics06----
Agricultural Production Operations, General--43---
Agriculture, General1610----
Agronomy and Crop Science169-4--
Animal Sciences, General51-7--
Dairy Science04----
Food Science21-----
Horticultural Science243-2--
Category total237334313--
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture10663-1--
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-42----
Environmental Design/Architecture---3--
Landscape Architecture1210----
Category total118115-4--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry8-----
Bioinformatics---8--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-21-14--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General35-7--
Entomology-0-5--
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology---3--
Category total49326-37--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting672----
Business Administration and Management, General22155----
Business/Commerce, General---6--
Business/Managerial Economics0-----
Construction Management5710----
Finance, General13-----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General24-3--
Management Science0-----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General17-----
Category total1199241-9--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other-9----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6-----
Category total2489----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-74----
Computer and Information Sciences, General048-16--
Information Science/Studies-1----
Category total95123-16--
Education Colleges
Administration of Special Education---0--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-24-3--
Curriculum and Instruction-171-204-
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-25-2916-
Educational Statistics and Research Methods---1--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-46----
Secondary Education and Teaching0-----
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education-36-40-
Category total0302-5720-
Engineering Colleges
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering019-9--
Agricultural Engineering2414-7--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-3-8--
Chemical Engineering1057-5--
Civil Engineering, General3117-16--
Computer Engineering, General035-14--
Construction Engineering2-----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering274-20--
Engineering Mechanics279-20--
Engineering, Other-9-0--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-7----
Industrial Engineering11949-13--
Materials Engineering299-3--
Mechanical Engineering038-23--
Mining and Mineral Engineering335-0--
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering-4----
Polymer/Plastics Engineering-4-7--
Systems Engineering-7----
Category total1159410-145--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-5----
English Language and Literature, General317----
Rhetoric and Composition---3--
Category total16122-3--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences21-1--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General17-7--
Human Development and Family Studies, General210-7--
Category total38818-15--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General343----
Category total893----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development-3----
Veterinary Medicine-----85
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-11-6--
Category total-14-6-85
History Colleges
History, General89----
Category total1629----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2-----
Category total108-----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General322-9--
Statistics, General224-7--
Category total9846-16--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Science, Technology and Society127-5--
Category total127-5--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science36-----
Environmental Studies29-----
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management-8-8--
Forest Resources Production and Management-12-9--
Forestry, General0-----
Natural Resources Management and Policy-17----
Category total18037-17--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1512----
Category total3312----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General317-20--
Geology/Earth Science, General157-9--
Physics, General010-7--
Category total11634-36--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General2115-9--
Category total33015-9--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-19-81-
Public Policy Analysis, General2-----
Category total3119-81-
Social Sciences Colleges
Applied Economics1-----
Economics, General17-4--
Geography15-1--
International Relations and Affairs3-----
Political Science and Government, General89----
Social Sciences, Other---2--
Sociology158-5--
Urban Studies/Affairs-19-6--
Category total51148-18--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General3-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General63----
Industrial and Product Design37-----
Interior Design30-----
Music, General0-----
Category total1623----
Grand total2251546434142185