Location
Blacksburg, VA
Undergrads
23,366
Tuition (in-state)
$25,915 ($10,923)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 2495 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great grades, tons of fun!

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: It is a safe campus

1 person found this useful Report
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.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: With so many colleges to choose from within the University there are no limits to the careers waiting upon graduation.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Plenty of different people, clubs, faiths, all over campus.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: They're not out to bust your @$$

5 College Senior

Greek Life: The Greeks on campus are pretty cool.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Certain dorms are nicer than others but nothing too drastic.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Tech does not offer its students much financial aid or scholarship

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Tech has the best buildings and resources

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Sometimes Greek life seems to overshadow Non-Greek life on campus

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Blacksburg is small, so there is no city close by. If you want to do something fun, nature is probably your best bet

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics on campus are great. Professors really care about their students.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Each major is very different but all are treated as important and are given the resources to succeed

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: VT HAS THE BEST FOOOOD

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: VT is filled with good-looking people, both inside and out

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: VT is not a bar school but the big bar on campus is Tots.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The most popular sport is football but I feel as though other sports are payed attention to. VT has great school spirit!

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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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