Home to about 30,020 undergraduates in 2020, Virginia Tech is a very large, public school located in Blacksburg, Virginia. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Virginia Tech offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Virginia Tech can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Virginia Tech Guide to Distance and Online Learning.
Individuals with disabilities make up 8.0% of the student population at Virginia Tech. For more information on policies and accommodations that the school provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Virginia Tech Disability Services.
While not a "service academy", Virginia Tech does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Virginia Tech Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Virginia Tech for Veterans Guide.
Virginia Tech offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Virginia Tech has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 30,020 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 29,112 (97.0%). Part-time attendance was 908 (3.0%).
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Virginia Tech receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Virginia Tech #457 out of 3,451.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Virginia Tech by looking closer at the ethnic, gender, age, and geographic diversity metrics from the Virginia Tech Diversity Guide.
Virginia Tech has a total of 726 student athletes, 422 men and 304 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Virginia Tech Athletics