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Reviews 2546 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The school is relatively safe, but the health center at tech is terrible, the doctors generally dont know what they are talking about or wont give you advice.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: The greek students at tech really contribute to the overall atmosphere of Tech.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I love the living Learning Community that I am in: DaVinci. It is extremely helpful when wanting to met new people or need assistance with your coarse load. I like living with people who have similar classes and work. It makes me feel less stressed and more productive.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I plan to have an internship in the future to help with my career choices and my financial needs. I feel it will help me grow as a student as a person who is forming a life and career in the job world.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus selection is somewhat difficult. Students will either pay for the convenience of walking distance or will pay for the amenities. The housing is a bit costly, but is beneficial if you with now to remain in a dorm.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Virginia Tech's fan support and athletics are awesome. All the students are always pumped and involved on game days! You do not have to be a big athlete to be involved. All of the sporting events are very welcoming to new and old fans alike.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life exposes student to different things and experiences. The ones at Tech are very involved with the community and different events held by the school. While some seem to be a bit "preppy," most are quite welcoming to students who want to explore Greek Life or even become apart of it.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Going into Virginia Tech I thought the advisers would be more straightforward with ways to pay/assist with tuition. My family is struggling to pay even with my financial aid. It would be helpful if they give you stats at orientation and talk to you about different ways to pay and WHEN deadlines are.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms at Tech are convenient. There re many dorms that offer community themed housing for students. It is extremely nice to have this because it groups you with other students of similar interests or majors. The housing for people on a budget is a bit much, but the financial aid is always willing to assist.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus police at tech are extremely welcoming and eager to help. As a freshman it is reassuring to have them at many places on campus, especially at night. Each and every officer I have encountered has always been pleasant and concerned about the students' personal safety.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Virginia Tech provides all opportunities for its students, regardless of race or ethnicity. It has high expectations concerning students and is open to always assist. The strictness applies mostly to alcohol and drug use. The school does a great job at making me as a student feel safe in my surroundings.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is so many options to join and the gyms are super nice also. School spirit is super important especially for football season.

College Sophomore

Majors: You typically have to be a junior and senior in order for these opportunities to open up.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: For psychology there is not a rigorous program set up. They look for a lot of volunteer hours in admissions and extracurriculars. They want to see a wholesome student not just an academic one.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is so many choices that you can explore in the off-campus living fair. Some are even cheaper than living on campus. They all link with the bus systems and are relatively close to campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: You feel safe on campus and if you don't there is a lot of resources available to make you feel at ease.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Physically it's lacking but the atmosphere is good.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Literally the food is excellent with the variety.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: They are all really fun and all over the place.

4 College Student

Majors: The admission team wants to see how you were involved outside of academics. Community service is important to Virginia Tech their moot is Ut Prosim that I may serve. Gpa isn't the only thing they consider a big part of admission is the difficulty level of your classes. They do like to see higher ACT and SAT scores though.

5 College Student

Majors: Animal and poultry sciences can be the start to many different careers from vet school to farm management. There is a good amount of homework in this college though. The curiculum will definitely prepare you for your career with animals.

4 College Student

Athletics: Everyone gets pumped up for games especially football and basketball. Game days bring out so much shook spirit and maroon and orange will be seen everywhere

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus food is just as diverse and delicious as the on campus selection.

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: I've been around many different people but one thing they all have in common is how nice they are. It's easy to find a group of people to hang out with and have common interests.

College Student

Nightlife: I haven't been to any bars or clubs.


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Heather Priestley
Toano, VA
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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