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Year of establishment1872
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Size of Campus in acres2600
Male/Female Ratio1.32
UG/PG Course Ratio1.54
Faculty/Student Ratio14
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 1 billion
No.of Campuses1
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Q:   Does Virginia Tech take international students?

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Yes, Virginia Tech takes international students from all over the world. Each year thousands of students from across the United States and around the world for various courses at Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is one of the most popular universities among international students. In Fall 2022, more than 37,000 enrolled on and off campus out of which over 4,000 are international students. The university offers more than 250 academic programs for international students to choose from.

 

Q:   What is the application fee for Virginia Tech for international students?

A: 

Once the application form is filled out and all the necessary documents are attached, international students need to pay a non-refundable application fee of USD 70/INR 5,835. If the application fee is not paid then Virginia Tech will not be process your application. International students can pay this application fee electronically either by a debit or credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover). The application fee is non-refundable, meaning, if you withdraw your application from the university, your application fee will not be refunded.

*USD/INR = 83.36

 

Q:   How many Indians go to Virginia Tech?

A: 

For Fall 2022, Virginia Tech has enrolled over 30,000 students. Among all the students, there are around 800 Indian students. Check the table for more detail about students at the university below:

Ethnicity

University

American Indian or Alaskan Native

34

Asian

3,733

Black or African American

1,807

White

18,166

Hispancis of any race

2,904

 

Q:   Is Virginia Tech tough to get into?

A: 

Virginia Tech is one of the finest universities in the United States. The average acceptance rate of Virginia Tech is 56%, which makes it relatively selective for admissions. With an acceptance rate of just 56%, it is relatively hard to get into a university for international students. International students seeking admission to Virginia Tech are required to meet the necessary requirements to get into the university. There are more than 250 courses and programs on offer for international students. The university offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degree, diploma, and certificate programs.

 

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Q:   What is the application deadline for Virginia Tech for international students?

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International students taking admission to Virginia Tech need to first choose the decision intake. Virginia Tech takes admissions in three modes; Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision (Fall). Check below Virignia Tech admission deadlines for international students:

Deadlines for 2024 for Domestic and International First-Year Students 

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Early ActionNov 15, 2024
 

Q:   How to get admission at Virginia Tech?

A: 

International students can apply for Virginia Tech admission through Common App. For entering in 2024, the Virginia Tech deadline is August 1. Check the below steps to apply for admission at Virginia Tech:

Step 1: Complete and submit your application on Common App

Step 2: Submit your academic materials

Step 3: Check your email for other action items while you wait for your decision

Look at the Requirements to Study in USA for International Students

 

Virginia Tech Admission Requirements & Fees 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(43 courses)
INR 14 L - 43 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 - 105, IELTS: 6.5 - 8, GRE
B.Sc.(36 courses)
INR 26 L - 27 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(23 courses)
INR 23 L - 27 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, SAT, TOEFL: 80 & Above
B.A.(31 courses)
INR 23 L - 27 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, SAT, TOEFL: 80 & Above
MEng(12 courses)
INR 21 L - 26 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 - 105, IELTS: 6.5 - 7.5
BBA(12 courses)
INR 23 L - 35 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, SAT, TOEFL: 80 & Above
M.A.(12 courses)
INR 20 L - 40 L
Duration18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 - 105, IELTS: 6.5 & Above
M.Arch(4 courses)
INR 26 L - 43 L
Duration2-3 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 90 - 100, GRE, IELTS: 7 & Above
Others UG(2 courses)
INR 26 L - 27 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
M.Agri.(5 courses)
INR 23 L
Duration18-24 months
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 - 105, IELTS: 6.5 & Above
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Q:   What are the admission requirements for Virginia Tech for international students?

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International students who wish to study at Virginia Tech can choose from more than 200 academic programs. International students are required to meet both course-specific and general admission requirements to get into the university. Check below Virginia Tech requirements for international students:

  • Application form
  • SAT/ACT
  • Interview (optional)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE
  • Diploma / Certificate of secondary school or high school
  • Transcript / Statement of Marks 
 

Q:   Is there an English language requirement at Virginia Tech for international students?

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The majority of the programs at Virginia Tech are offered in English language and international students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language by submitting either IELTS, TOEFL or PTE scores. Check below Virginia Tech English language requirements for international students are:

Exam

Score

IELTS

Overall 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each subsection

TOEFL

Overall 80 with no section less than 16

DET

Overall 105 or higher

 

Q:   How much does it cost to study at Virginia Tech for international students?

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Virginia Tech offers more than 110 undergraduate programs and over 120 graduate and doctoral degree programs. The tuition fees for international students will depend on the type of course and the level of study. We have provided an estimated tuition fee for Indian students. The tuition fee for some popular courses at Virginia Tech is:

Course

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS

INR 14.03 L – 42.48 L

BE / BTech

INR 23.17 L – 27.13 L

BS

INR 25.48 L – 26.72 L

MEng

INR 20.85 L – 25.48 L

The tuition fee mentioned above is just an estimated tuition and it should to be taken as a rough guide, not a definitive measure and it is subject to vary.

 

Virginia Tech
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4/5
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Vibe of Campus
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  • Friendly
  • Fun loving
  • Multi-dimensional
Student Views
  • 67% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships3.8
Part time work4.6
Post study jobs4
Quality of faculty4.2
Student Life4.6
Value for money3.9
Public transportation4.7
Safety4.6
Indian Food2.9
Permanent Immigration3.2
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Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Batch of 2024
3.8
Internships are easily available. Civil department is good.
Tips: I have become a lot more independent. A cultural shock I experienced was the small talk and greetings with strangers, which is not practised in India. I had a scholarship. I got it as I was a research assistant and a teaching assistant for 2 semesters. I am highly satisfied with the course however it gets stressful at times.
Likes (Internships): There are a lot of good opportunities for Civil Engineering. Since Virginia Tech is highly reputed in the civil department, it is not very difficult to find an internship. The internships available are very much relevant to the field of study. There are a lot of options available.
Dislikes (Indian Food): There is just one Indian restaurant in Blacksburg, which is not that great and is overpriced. There are a lot of other options like Mexican, Chinese, American, Korean, Thai etc. However no good Indian restaurants. The nearest good one is 40 minutes car ride away.
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Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2025
3.5
A review on MS CS at Virginia Tech
Tips: The MS thesis programme has good funding options than the MEng one. Be interview-ready before you join college. The college and academic curriculum will satisfy you. If you get a TA/RA, apart from a tuition waiver you will be paid 2000$ a month. Contact professors once you get admitted.
Likes (Part time work): The college has good academic finding options like TA/RA. Also, there are plenty of dining jobs. TA/RA comes with a tuition waiver while dining jobs pay 17$ per hour which can cover your living expenses. Time management can be pretty tight as you need to spend 2-3 hrs a day.
Dislikes (Indian Food): The town is in Blacksburg. It's a pretty small town and there are no Indian restaurants. The nearest big city is Washington DC. So in the college town, there aren't any authentic Indian restaurants. But it has good American food. I prefer cooking myself.
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MS in Electrical Engineering - Batch of 2023
3.4
A great academic and research University filled with opportunities
Tips: I experienced a cultural shift from India because here the accessibility of purchasing items is less. For example, buying stationery, clothes etc. has limited options. Mainly because Blackburg town is in a remote area. We only have a few groceries here. I got a teaching assistantship during my course. I got it with my admission offer. I think one of the reasons for getting it was that previously, I had taught students of 9th and 10th grade at an NGO. Also, if you have good grades and academic knowledge, your chances of getting these scholarships are high. I also got a research assistantship for one semester by working under a Professor. The course is high-ranked, the university is well-equipped for research and the education is worthy. There is a fast-paced environment here and every course that we take involves many practical deliverables.
Likes (Value for money): The ranking of Virginia Teach is good for Industrial and Systems Engineering and especially for Human Factors concentration. The faculty and research laboratories are equipped with instruments to carry out research. So, overall, it can provide a good return on investment. Hence, I gave it a good rating.
Dislikes (Indian Food): There are two restaurants nearby which offer Indian food. First one is India Garden which provides Indian curries at the price of around $16-17. The curry comes with a price. However, the other options like Naan, roti are expensive. Also, the taste of the food is not that great but potion size was good. The second restaurant, Humro Kitchen offers some options like Momos and many Indian Curries. There also each item is priced between $15-20. However, the potion size is small and the taste is also not good. I prefer to cook at home myself. Also, I take frozen Chapatis from Oasis Asian Market.
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Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2023
3.9
Great course, nice little university town
Tips: It would be good to apply to graduate assistantships before hand, there are many opportunities but one needs to apply before the start of the semester. The university and courses is nice, but courses can get full at times to book sooner. Most courses are not so hectic and can be easily managed. Do spend time finding and communicating with an advisory for your MS thesis before you come here. Living expenses are not so much and there are many cheaper options too but students should start finding housing sooner in March or April for Fall. Focus on finding internships from the very start otherwise, it can be tough to get one.
Likes (Student Life): The university is nice, it is a university town. There are regular events held and activities are available for hiking or laser tag. Regular events happen and are updated online or via weekly emails. There are numerous student clubs as well and they also hold their own activities throughout the semester. There are places to sit on the campus and have a sunny daybreak or just study on the hill. Study spaces on the campus are also nice and peaceful. The downtown is walkable and one can get quick coffee or lunch.
Dislikes (Internships): Usually internships are sought for off-campus and most opportunities on campus are for citizens but students do get a place via campus as well but that's much less in number. In the USA beyond a certain ranking, all universities are on par when finding internships and one has to ensure their profile is strong enough.
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MS in Mechanical Engineering - Batch of 2024
4.2
VT is a good place to be, find your friends circle. Attend events, and don't be shy.
Tips: VT is a very good Engineering college. All engineering programs are good. Decent chance for getting funding, through TAships and RAships ( higher if you are doing a thesis, significantly low chance for non-thesis programs). TA and RA cover tuition fees, provide a stipend of around 2500$ per month, and health insurance. Getting a TA is kind of based on your profile, TOEFL score etc., so there is not much you can do ( like mailing someone) to get a TA. If you see any mail asking for TAs, just apply and wait. To get an RA you should try to mail pros and try to show your interest in joining their groups for doing your thesis, and there is a possibility that they'll reply back. Sometimes your proof can talk to the depth and can get you TA funding as well. Sometimes a grading wage position can help you get a TA in a later semester. Pretty easy to find wage positions on campus, dining plays around 16-18$/hr, grading around 11-12$/hr etc. VT's research is pretty good, I would ask people to choose colleges wisely, and not just over brand value. It feels nice when you get admitted from say a very huge brand college say U. Mich Ann Arbor, but you will have to take an insane amount of loan, for doing the same course work and research as VT. The brand value might have a slight difference in job search, but with some extra work, it is quite possible to land jobs all over the country for both VT and U. Mich. As far as internships, job search, starts early. VT has career counselling for free, use it. Careers fairs have not helped me personally, but it might, you never know, so attend them. It's a good experience. LinkedIn Glassdoor etc. Helps. A lot of VT alumni can be found in companies if you want a referral etc.
Likes (Public transportation): There are free buses all the time ( that is needed). You can go to any part of the city, with insanely good frequency ( during semester days). You can also travel to nearby places for free, and to go to Washington DC pay 40$ which is also not bad. So transportation is pretty good. Nice biking trails as well.
Dislikes (Indian Food): There are a couple Indian based restaurants, and they are not that good, given the price. Indian grocery is also relatively expensive, yet it is essential to make good food. You can find Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean food. A couple of good Nepali places as well. There are always subs, sandwiches, pizzas and burgers. Nice diners, and bars as well.
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Q:   What is the job placement rate at Virginia Tech?

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The Virginia Tech job placements rate is 92% for Pamplin College of Business. The median starting salary recorded at the college is USD 60,000/INR 50 L. As per the Business Horizons, the job fair organized by and for Pamplin students, over 100 companies visit the college to hire graduates and offer them better job opportunities.

*USD/INR = 83.36

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Q:   What is Virginia Tech graduates salary?

A: 

As per the Graduate Outcome Survey in Virginia Tech, total 7024 students participated in the survey in which 60% are employed. The overall median Virginia Tech salary for graduates is USD 66,560. Students can check the salary details for employed graduates by college/ majors:

College/ Majors

Median Salary

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

USD 42,000/INR 35 L

College of Architecture and Urban Studies

USD 57,000/INR 47.50 L

College of Engineering

USD 74,000/INR 61 L

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

USD 44,000/INR 36.50 L

College of Natural Resources and Environment

USD 45,760/INR 38 L

College of Science

USD 60,000/INR 50 L

Pamplin College of Business

USD 65,000/INR 54 L

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

USD 41,600/INR 34.50 L

*USD/INR = 83.36

 

Virginia Tech Rankings 2024

AOverall University Grade
by Shiksha
#151-200
#301-400
Business EconomicsC
#301-400
Chemical EngineeringB+
#43
Mechanical EngineeringA
#17
#51-100
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Q:   Is Virginia Tech a top-tier school?

A: 

Virginia Tech is truly an outstanding educational institute on the planet. Virginia Tech rankings have reliably positioned it among the top colleges around the world and broadly. The QS World College Rankings 2024 positioned Virginia Tech #302 on the planet. Additionally, the Times Advanced Education (THE) World College Rankings 2024 positioned Virginia Tech in the scope of #251-300 on the planet. What's more, the U.S. News and World Report 2023 positioned Virginia Tech as #265 among the worldwide colleges and #62 among public colleges.

 

Q:   Is Virginia Tech good for engineering?

A: 

Virginia Tech is one of the best universities in the United States for engineering programs. Virginia Tech offers a number of engineering programs to international students. Engineering programs offered by the university are consistently ranked among the best and top programs globally and nationally. The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 ranked Virginia Tech #78 in the world for its engineering programs. Meanwhile, the U.S. News and World Report 2023 ranked Virginia Tech #14 for Aerospace engineering, #34 for Biomedical engineering, #43 for Chemical engineering, and #7 for Civil engineering programs in the United States.

 

Q:   Is Virginia Tech a Tier 1 school?

A: 

Yes, Virginia Tech is a Tier 1 school in the USA. The Virginia Tech ranking is impressive as the university ranks among the top 100 universities in the USA. According to QS World University Ranking 2024, the Virginia Tech world ranking improves from 363 to 302 in the world for 2024. Check below the ranking of the university declare by many ranking providers:

World Ranking Providers

Previous Ranking

Current Ranking

QS (world)

363 (2023)

302 (2024)

US News & World Report (world)

250 (2022)

265 (2023)

US News & World Report (national)

75 (2022)

62 (2023)

Time Higher Education

251-300 (2022)

251-300 (2023)

 

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Q:   How much money is required for the USA student visa?

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The United States of America offers three types of visas to students; F-1, J-1 and M-1. The US visa cost for an F-1 student visa is USD 185. F-1 visa is for international students who are applying for a programme in any American university that requires more than 18 hours of study in a week. J-1 student visa is for exchange students, and M-1 student visa is for students enrolled in vocational and non-academic programs.

 

Q:   What is the cost of living in USA for an Indian student?

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The cost of living in USA is 224.3% higher than the cost of living in India, also the rent in USA is 769.9% higher than in India. Thus, it is natural that the cost of living in the USA is very high for an Indian student. There are various factors that affect the cost of living for students in the USA such as type of accommodation, transportation, and other miscellaneous expenses. The table given below specifies the estimated student cost of living in the USA that is based on different expenses.

Expenses in USA

Average Yearly / Monthly cost

Books and study material

USD 900 - USD 2,000 per year

Travel

USD 300 - USD 700 per year

Accommodation

USD 9,800 - USD 11,100 per year

Electricity

USD 100 - USD 150 per month

Food

On campus: USD 250 per month

Off-campus: USD 400 - USD 600 per month

Phone subscription

USD 50 per month

Home Internet

USD 45 - USD 50 per month

Health Insurance

USD 700 - USD 1,100 per year

Clothes

USD 500 per year

Water, Trash and Sewer

USD 50 - USD 75 per month

Note: The data shown above is taken from unofficial sources, therefore, it is subject to vary

 

Virginia Tech FAQs

Q:   How many Virginia Tech campuses are there?

A: 

Virginia Tech has a 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Also, the university has a presence across the country including the Innovation campus in Northern Virginia, the Health Sciences and Technology campus in Roanoke, sites in Newport News and Richmond, educational and research facilities across the state, and a 1,800-acre agriculture research farm near the main campus of the university.

 

 

Q:   Did any famous people go to Virginia Tech?

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Virginia Tech has a strong network of alumni spread all over the world. The university has produced some of the most influential and famous people in the world. Some of the notable alumni of Virginia Tech are:

Name

Profession

Tyrod Taylor

American Football Player

Jayma Mays

American Actress

Lewis Binford

American Archeologist

 
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Answered 3 weeks ago

Virginia Tech acceptance rate is 57% which means the selection criteria at the university are moderate and getting into the university as an international student is not tough. The university considers factors like good standardized scores, high GPA, and English language proficiency during admission

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Answered 3 weeks ago

International students must score a minimum GPA of 3.8 or 4 on a scale of 4 for the Virginia Tech admissions. However, scoring the best GPA does not guarantee the selection of the candidate. Factors like standardized test scores, English language proficiency, and participation in extracurricular act

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Akansha katariya

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Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech both are reputed universities in the USA. The comparison between the two universities is given below:

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Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech

Acceptance Rate

57%

16%

Tuition fees

PG: INR 14L-43L

UG: INR 23L-35L

PG: INR 16-INR 50

UG: INR 25-INR 26

Courses offered

Over 150 major/minor programs

Over 130 major/minor programs

Selection policy

Moderate

Tough

The above data shows that students looking for affordable universities with easy selection criteria (or have average performance) can choose Virginia university. If the

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Akansha katariya

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Answered a month ago

The master's programme in computer Science at Virginia Tech is highly esteemed and recognised for its robust academic offerings, research prospects, and faculty proficiency. With the range of tracks and specializations available in the program, students can customize their coursework to fit their in

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Rashmi Gupta

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The following ranges are often within competitive GRE scores for Virginia Tech graduate programmes:
Reasoning Verbally: 150–160
Reasoning Quantitatively: 155–165
Writing Analytical: 3.5–4.5
Remember that these are only approximates and that actual requirements can be different.

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