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Virginia Tech

Derek17Derek17 44 replies22 threads Junior Member
I was trying to see if I would be a competitive applicant at Virginia Tech for merit aid. I am an Ohio native so i could not receive in state tuition. So to go to Virginia Tech i would need some merit aid.

I have a 4.3 weighted gpa which is probably close to a 3.7 unweighted.
I have a 32 on my act, and have started the mechanical engineering club at my school.
I have also won some computer science awards (machine learning projects), have about 400 hours of community service (i believe this is a lot), work part time as a machinist, and I'm currently working on starting my own charity. I would be looking to either apply for computer science or mechanical engineering.I think my application is a little heavy on the extracurricular which can make this a very unscientific process.
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  • 123Mom456123Mom456 855 replies6 threads Member
    VTech is not known for giving a lot in merit aid to OOS students.
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  • Hokie_gl32Hokie_gl32 186 replies2 threads Junior Member
    edited July 2017
    Most state schools (including VA schools) are not going to give much aid to an out of state student. You would have to look for private scholarships, though getting those in any large amount is not very likely. Honestly, I love VT and obviously it's' great for engineering, but if you are getting little-to-no aid and can't swing most of the costs yourself, I would really consider going to your in state colleges because $30k+ a year is a very high price to pay.
    edited July 2017
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  • Derek17Derek17 44 replies22 threads Junior Member
    Thanks for the help OSU is still a great option.
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  • Hokie_gl32Hokie_gl32 186 replies2 threads Junior Member
    For sure! Great programs at OSU and excellent name recognition.
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  • SouthFloridaMom9SouthFloridaMom9 3416 replies30 threads Senior Member
    My son had stats fairly close to yours, though not as many impressive ECs. Got *no* merit aid from VT. We have family who went to/are at VT and who love VT. We could not justify the significant extra expense over UF where my son ended up going.
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