Location
Blacksburg, VA
Undergrads
23,366
Tuition (in-state)
$25,915 ($10,923)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 2510 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There are many opportunities in Blacksburg that aren't sponsored by the school. There is always something fun and interesting to do.

5 College Senior

Campus Dining: Virginia Tech has some of the best dining hall foods in the nation.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: I'm not 21, but I hear the downtown scene is great!

5 College Senior

Athletics: There are many opportunities to participate in sports on campus, from intramural sports, to the varsity teams.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I believe that the Virginia Tech campus is extremely safe, there are emergency buttons that you can use all over campus, and the police are present when you need them.

5 College Senior

Facilities: There are many great places on campus; many places to study, two great gyms to work out, and it is a beautiful campus overall.

5 College Senior

Majors: I had an internship this past summer and it was amazing. I learned so much, and feel very prepared for life after college.

4 College Senior

Majors: I got into the business school upon acceptance to Virginia Tech, however I think the process to get in if you don't get in upon admission, it's pretty difficult but not more difficult than other schools.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is extremely nice and friendly, people are very social and outgoing.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I think the financial aid process at Virginia Tech is average.

5 College Senior

Academics: I have learned a lot in my classes, and there are so many to choose from!

5 College Senior

Academics: BIT is a great major because you learn things that employers really look for, and there are so many great teachers in the Business department.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Virginia Tech does a good job of being strict enough to keep students safe on campus, but not so much that you can't still have a fun college experience.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: very strict with underage drinking and drug use.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Contact the financial aid representatives often.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great grades, tons of fun!

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: It is a safe campus

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5 College Senior

Facilities: Hokie Stone, wide open spaces, mountains. Lots of music, plays, art, clubs...

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: So many colleges of study at VT! So many majors!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: The professors and the students work together to make the curriculum as close to personalized as possible at the college level.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It's a place to sleep.

5 College Senior

Campus Dining: Everything you can imagine is served at VT! The food is truly amazing!

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The food options in Blacksburg are vast, tasty, and affordable!!!

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are quite places and party places. Lots to choose from.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: There are many courses to choose from and the Professors are almost always willing to schedule meetings to discuss options when there are concerns.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Heather Priestley
Hometown
Toano, VA
Major
Wildlife Science
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Virginia Tech students have strong school spirit and value the education their university provides. In fact, many Tech students have such a great time as undergraduates that they stay at Tech for graduate work. Tech's academics have been improving each year, and admissions into the University is becoming more selective. Each freshman class has come in with higher high school GPAs and SAT scores. The rural setting of Blacksburg, Virginia is enjoyable for some students and frustrating for others. Even though Tech is home to more than 20,000 undergraduates, Blacksburg is still a small town. The area surrounding the town provides all kinds of outdoor activities. Even the drive to Virginia Tech down Route 81 is enjoyable. For students who come from more urban settings, Virginia Tech's small downtown and limited number of restaurants can be exasperating. However, even city students can appreciate how easy it is to walk from campus to town and how safe the town is. It is a friendly town and school, and that makes it easy to meet people.

Tech offers hundreds of student organizations, and more are created every year. These groups organize activities and allow students a bridge between social and academic worlds. When it comes to nightlife, students have all kinds of options. Downtown offers a number of bars and clubs, while parties can be found at Greek houses and apartment complexes. Virginia Tech is a large school, so some students end up feeling lost in the crowd, but there are benefits to being a large school. Tech has many resources and can offer all kinds of opportunities to students. Opportunities come in the form of professors who are very involved in their fields, internships, jobs found by the Career Center, and classes that use the latest technology. Students who have the best experiences at Tech find a major that they love and then get involved. Virginia Tech has a lot to offer its students,
as long as students make the effort to take advantage of all that is available.

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