The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • Virginia Tech has more expensive tuition & fees ($33,857) than FSU ($18,786).
  • It is harder to admit to FSU than Virginia Tech.
  • Virginia Tech has a higher submitted SAT score (1,260) than FSU (1,260).
  • Virginia Tech has higher submitted ACT score (28) than FSU (28).
  • FSU has more students with 43,569 students while Virginia Tech has 37,024 students.
  • Virginia Tech has more full-time faculties with 2,109 faculties while FSU has 1,631 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Florida State University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
FSUVirginia Tech
FSUvs.Virginia Tech
Tallahassee, FloridaLocationBlacksburg, Virginia
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$5,656
Out-Of-State$18,786
Tuition & Fees
In-State$14,174
Out-Of-State$33,857
85% ($8,897)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)57% ($8,345)
$8,897Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,345
49.19 %Acceptance Rates70.06 %
37.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)35.58 %
1,260SAT Score1,310
28ACT Score29
84 %Graduation Rate86 %
5 %Transfer-out Rate-
95 %Retention Rate93 %
43,569Student Population37,024
1,631Number of Faculties2,109
21 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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