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Factbook: Student Overview

Enrollment by Race

  Undergraduate Graduate Professional Total
American Indian or Alaska Native 37 4 0 41
Asian 2,026 142 9 2,177
Black or African American 827 171 8 1,006
Hispanics of any race 1,223 123 9 1,355
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 31 1 1 33
White 17,179 2,360 343 19,882
Two or more races 965 77 15 1,057
Not reported 699 31 60 790
Nonresident alien 989 1,738 3 2,730
Total 23,976 4,647 448 29,071

Enrollment by Gender

  Undergraduate Graduate Professional Total
Men 14,064 2,763 106 16,933
Women 9,902 1,876 337 12,115
Not reported 10 8 5 23

Enrollment by College

  Undergraduate Graduate Professional Total
Agriculture & Life Sciences 2,482 382 0 2,864
Architecture & Urban Studies 1,337 302 0 1,639
Business 3,729 233 0 3,962
Engineering 7,199 1,864 0 9,063
Liberal Arts & Human Sciences 3,199 694 0 3,893
Natural Resources & Environment 740 177 0 917
Science 3,707 593 0 4,300
Veterinary Medicine 0 168 448 616
Intercollege 1,583 234 0 1,817

2013-14 Off-campus Enrollment Profile

Enrollment by Race

  Undergraduate Graduate Professional Total
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 3 0 4
Asian 4 158 0 162
Black or African-American 7 184 0 191
Hispanics of any race 3 84 0 87
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0 2 0 2
White 35 1,395 0 1,430
Two or more races 1 40 0 41
Not reported 7 92 0 99
Nonresident alien 0 118 0 118
Total 58 2,076 0 2,134

Enrollment by Gender

  Undergraduate Graduate Professional Total
Men 27 1,085 0 1,112
Women 31 965 0 996
Not reported 0 26 0 26

Enrollment by College

  Undergraduate Graduate Professional Total
Agriculture & Life Sciences 10 45 0 55
Architecture & Urban Studies 1 275 0 276
Business 4 229 0 233
Engineering 10 216 0 226
Liberal Arts & Human Sciences 15 570 0 585
Natural Resources & Environment 2 96 0 98
Science 14 4 0 18
Veterinary Medicine 0 1 0 1
Intercollege 2 640 0 642

Percent Enrollment by Race

(Total enrollment of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on and off campus)

American Indian or Alaska Native students 0.1%
Asian students 7.5%
Black or African-American students 3.8%
Hispanic students of any race 4.6%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
White students 68.3%
Two or more races 3.5%
Not reported 2.8%
Nonresident alien 9.1%

Residency of Undergraduate Students

Virginia undergraduate students 17,528
Nonresident undergraduate students (includes international) 6,506
Undergraduate students living in residence halls 8,908

Freshman Student Profiles

Freshmen applications received 19,112
Freshmen enrolled 5,364
Enrolled freshmen in top 10% of high school class 41.5%
Enrolled freshmen in top 25% of high school class 83.5%
Enrolled freshmen in top 50% of high school class 98.4%
2003 freshmen returning fall 2004 87.6%
2004 freshmen returning fall 2005 88.0%
2005 freshmen returning fall 2006 88.6%
2006 freshmen returning fall 2007 93.2%
2007 freshmen returning fall 2008 91.1%
2008 freshmen returning fall 2009 90.9%
2009 freshmen returning fall 2010 91.9%
2010 freshmen returning fall 2011 91.1%
2011 freshmen returning fall 2012 92.6%
2012 freshmen returning fall 2013 91.4%

SAT Percentile, Entering Freshmen

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
Year Math Verbal* Math Verbal* Math Verbal*
2005 570 540 660 630 615 588
2006 570 530 660 630 617 584
2007 570 530 670 630 617 586
2008 570 540 670 630 618 586
2009 570 540 670 640 621 590
2010 580 540 680 640 626 591
2011 570 540 670 640 622 592
2012 570 540 680 640 625 587
2013 580 540 680 640 628 592

*Verbal is now called Critical Reading

Class of 2017 Snapshot

Top five home states of out-of-state freshmen:

1. Maryland

2. New Jersey

3. Pennsylvania

4. North Carolina

5. New York

Number of states and territories represented (including the District of Columbia): 43

Countries represented: 43

Most popular majors for incoming freshmen in fall 2013:

  • General Engineering*
  • University Studies (undeclared)
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business (undecided)
  • Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
  • Physics

*Non-degree major; students move into more specific disciplines, including computer science

Student Tuition and Fees 2014-15

 
Undergraduate
Graduate
 
In-state
Out-of-state
In-state
Out-of-state
Academic year tuition
$10,088
$25,515
$11,656
$23,351
Fees*
$1,929
$2,533
$1,929
$2,533
Total tuition and fees
$12,017
$28,048
$13,585
$25,884
Room and board**
$7,924
$7,924
$7,924
$7,924

*Includes academic, athletic, technology, student activity, health, bus, recreational sports, and student services fees. Out-of-state students also pay a capital and equipment fee. Students in various disciplines also pay supplemental fees not included here.

**Room and board varies depending on the student's place of on-campus residence, single or double occupancy, and the student's meal plan.

Source: Office of Budget and Financial Planning

Veterinary Medicine (Virginia and Maryland residents)

Tuition $19,269
Fees* $3,179
Total tuition and fees $22,448

Veterinary Medicine (other states)

Tuition $44,773
Fees* $3,783
Total tuition and fees $48,556

*Includes academic, athletic, technology, student activity, health, bus, recreational sports, and student services fees. Out-of-state students also pay a capital and equipment fee.

Source: Office of Budget and Financial Planning

Combined Tuition and Fees History

 
Undergraduate
Graduate
Year
In-State
Out-of-State
In-State
Out-of-State
2005-06
$6,378
$17,837
$7,977
$12,835
2006-07
$6,973
$19,049
$8,540
$14,057
2007-08
$7,397
$19,775
$8,986
$15,351
2008-09 $8,198 $20,825 $9,735 $16,866
2009-10 $8,605 $21,878 $10,228 $17,928
2010-11 $9,459 $23,217 $10,933 $19,957
2011-12 $10,509 $24,480 $11,705 $21,723
2012-13 $10,923 $25,915 $12,413 $23,266
2013-14 $11,455 $27,211 $13,023 $24,588
2014-15 $12,017 $28,048 $13,585 $25,884

Source: Office of Budget and Financial Planning

 Membership in the Corps of Cadets (as of the beginning of fall session)

Year Male Female Total
2004
644
120
764
2005
642
104
746
2006
634
98
732
2007
618
92
710
2008 614 90 704
2009 657 112 769
2010 737 120 857
2011 815 138 953
2012 908 158 1,066
2013 918 153 1,071

Historical Highlights of the Corps of Cadets

  • 1872: Virginia Tech established as Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, organized as one battalion of two companies.
  • 1899: Corps petitions governor for active military service during the Spanish-American War. Bandsmen and director enlist as Regimental Band, 2nd Virginia Infantry Regiment Exposition.
  • 1919: Band first called "Highty-Tighties." Tech designated one of the nation's "Distinguished Military Colleges."
  • 1922: Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets (VTCC) organized as regiment.
  • 1923: Corps petitions governor for active military service during national rail strike.
  • 1924: Corps made mandatory only for a cadet's first two years.
  • 1934: First Ring Dance (Class of 1935).
  • 1942: VTCC organized as brigade of two regiments.
  • 1953: First African-American student enrolls (Cadet Irving L. Peddrew III).
  • 1958: First African-American student graduates (Cadet Charlie L. Yates).
  • 1964: Corps becomes voluntary.
  • 1973: Women admitted into corps of cadets (except the Regimental Band) and organized into L Squadron.
  • 1975: Women accepted into Regimental Band.
  • 1981: Cadet barracks become first co-ed dorms on campus.
  • 1985: First African-American regimental commander (Derek Jeffries '86).
  • 1987: First female regimental commander (Denise Shuster '88).
  • 1996: VTCC Center for Leader Development is established.
  • 1997: VTCC initiates Caldwell March, which becomes semi-annual event.
  • 2005: First African-American female regimental commander (Christina Royal '06).
  • 2012: Corps enrollment tops 1,000 for the first time since the late 1960s.

Other University Rankings

    Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students use the Anatomage table.

Virginia Tech is consistently recognized for its value and the quality of its programs. These rankings represent a few of the broader measures of excellence that the university garners.