Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1197
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $9,617
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    3,669
  • University Selectivity
    68%
  • University Yield
    42%
  • Job Offers
    81%
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1925
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
880 West Campus Drive
Suite 1046
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060, United States
Website
405x225

Pamplin College of Business

Virginia Tech’s nationally ranked Pamplin College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting and information systems, business information technology, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, and marketing. The college emphasizes leadership, technology, multicultural, and international knowledge and skills and serves business and society through the expertise of its faculty, alumni, and students. It is named in honor of two alumni: the late Robert B. Pamplin, retired chief executive of Georgia-Pacific, and businessman and philanthropist Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

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The focus on the real world, networking, and preparing us for the job market versus just learning theories or memorizing text books and passing tests. 2-The schools commitment to ethics (class offerings, professors' teachings, and bringing in numerous guest speakers on ethics).

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About Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
68% Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Extracurricular activities
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT
  • Min. ACT
  • Min. GPA 0.00
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 0
  • Min. ACT 0
  • Min. GPA 0.00
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
22109% 22,109
68% 68
42% 42
68% School Selectivity
42% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not offered
Additional Requirements:

International non-English-speaking students must take either the TOEFL or IELTS by Jan. 15, 2014. Transfer students must provide two official copies of transcripts from every college or university attended, as well as high school transcripts.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
3113% 3,113
67% 67
48% 48
67% Program Selectivity
48% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 85
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

CGI
Top Employer
  • Deloitte
  • Accenture
  • Ernst & Young
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
81% 81
62% 61.74527272727272
81% Receive Offers
81% 81
59% 59.252482758620694
81% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
90% Graduates seeking full-time employment
10% Graduates not seeking employment
59% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
5% 5
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
87% 87
Data not provided
U.S. South
5% 5
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. West
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 350
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 600
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Business Horizons Fall/Spring Career Fairs;Company Days and on-site visits; e-newsletters; Company Classroom presentations; job board; on-campus interviews; Job search strategy sessions; Facebook: Perfect Job Seeker; preparation for job fairs; LinkedIN training

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$20,105
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $9,617
  • Fees $1,838
  • Expenses $8,650
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$35,257
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $24,769
  • Fees $1,838
  • Expenses $8,650
36% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 22% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 37%
  • Merit 63%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.finaid.vt.edu
Scholarships
$5,840,376
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$5,840,376
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Pamplin College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
108% 99
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
62% 36
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
64 Pamplin College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Technology
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
More Information
Business Program Classes
20% Less than 20 Students 23% More than 50 Students
57% 21 to 50 students
36 Average number of students in non-business required electives
38 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Neuroeconomics
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2000
Degrees Offered
  • BS/Accounting and Information Systems
  • BS/Business Information Technology
  • BS/Finance
  • BS/Economics
  • BS/Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • BS/Management
  • BS/Marketing
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
142% 142
66% 66
Prominent Faculty
  • Greg Kadlec

    Finance: Capital Markets

  • Anju Seth

    Management: International Strategic Management

  • Paul Herr

    Marketing: Consumer Decision Making and Marketing Strategy

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    A wide variety of employers offer co-ops, which represent industry ties to all Pamplin majors. Work study positions are periodically available in major departments and Pamplin Undergraduate Programs office.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Study abroad programs are available as summer, winter, and semester-long opportunities. Programs cover the globe and new countries are added each year. These programs enrich the college experience and provide first-hand global business knowledge.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    VT and Pamplin believe in the importance of community service and volunteerism. Service learning projects are built into many courses, as well as student organizations. We live the Virginia Tech motto of Ut Prosim: that I may serve.

Students

31% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 71% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1270 75th Percentile Score on SAT 23 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
73% 73
Asian American
11% 11
Hispanic
5% 5
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
0%
9%
1%
5%
84%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
94% 94
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
3% 3
Dual Citizenship
3% 3
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
91% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
62% 62
74% 74

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 37,819
Alumni Donations
$826 Average Gift $124,039 Largest Gift

Confidential

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Lynne M. Doughtie

    Vice Chair - Advisory, KPMG, New York, NY

  • David Calhoun

    Chairman & CEO, The Nielson Company, Wilton CT

  • Eugene V. Fife

    Chairman, Vawter Capital LLC, Charlottesville VA (Former Chairman of Goldman Sachs International)