Blacksburg, VA
Tuition (in-state)
$25,915 ($10,923)
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Reviews 2232 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Every student has got to experience being in a football game. It is such an exciting experience!

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Sometimes, you just don't know what to wear. The weather is fairly unpredictable so watch out for weather notifications.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't really see many security guards when I walk around but Virginia Tech seems pretty safe.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The Mac computers aren't friendly for engineering majors.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Virginia Tech's campus is very diverse. Many international students are admitted per year. There really aren't any issues regarding challenges with certain student demographics.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I usually do not go out much and thus cannot answer this question.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm you get into can make or break your experience at tech.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is an assured sense of safety on campus

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are a lot of diverse people at tech and can easily make new friends.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of activities to do around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The wind is the biggest factor but other than that the weather is perfect.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Each department has its own scholarships and you just have to apply on time.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation options at my school are diverse. Many people, including myself, carpool home.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Students are very accepting of others differences, they generally interact with a variety of groups but often choose spend time with groups they are affiliated with

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Students feel comfortable making their own decisions, seems to be a place for everyone's choice in this area

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Gym is excellent with a wide variety of equipment and lots of space, hours are good and everyone has equal opportunities to use it

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: campus shuttle very helpful, has extended hours and frequent stops. Parking is very strict so be sure you follow the signs on various lots

3 College Freshman

Weather: It gets really cold and windy. During the warmer months, the weather is really nice though!

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3 College Freshman

Computers: I am lucky enough to have wifi in my dorm, but most people still have to use ethernet cables.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Parking is the most strict I've ever seen.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs are really not a big part of the social scene here. It is hardly noticeable. Most parties only involve alcohol, but there are so many campus events and activities that it is completely possible to avoid the drinking scene.

2 College Junior

Weather: Just because this school is in the south doesn't mean its always warm. The weather can be very unpredictable at this school since we are so close to the mountains!

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone loves hokie football! Club sports are also veyr popular.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Food is honestly one of the best things about Virginia Tech, the dining halls are amazing and the restaurants downtown are equally as great. There are so many options and all are very affordable. Most fast food restaurants deliver until late hours of the night which is very convenient.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I could not imagine a better off campus housing set- up. Most apartments are very spacious with everyone having their own rooms, bathrooms, walk in closets with all necessary appliances and the prices are extremely reasonable!


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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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