Blacksburg, VA
Tuition (in-state)
$25,915 ($10,923)
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Reviews 2497 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is not a good mix of races on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: i have been luck enough to have a bunch of smaller classes instead of large lectures

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: the education received here is very valuable and recognized by employers in any area of study

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: people seem to enjoy being active especially with outdoor activities such as hiking

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: There are so many options, including some nationally ranked areas such as the engineering department.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Mining and minerals engineering is a very small engineering major which is very luck because it allows the students and professors to hold close relationships. not to mention that career opportunities are abundant.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: diversity is welcome, but there is not that much

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: i have received multiple scholarships; one from the university last year and three in-department scholarships this year.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: there are many bars downtown, but most undergraduates go to house parties

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: there is so many options, i don't think i will ever be able to try everything

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Its great if you are lucky enough to obtain housing after your freshman year. Although some of the buildings are outdated and old, everything is extermely accessible and convenient.

5 College Junior

Academics: Very challenging academics and top rated engineering department

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5 College Junior

Academics: Outstanding and engineering oriented with many opportunities for internships and post college employment due to Virginia Tech's exceptional engineering programs.

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5 College Junior

Campus Dining: A little expensive, but very good and variety.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are ample opportunities for students to obtain internships and employment due to the quality of education received at Virginia Tech.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: Amenable and conducive to studying

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Most of the parties don't occur at this school. Everyone leaves to party at radford

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life at this school is very cliche in the fact that they all get wasted

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3 College Freshman

Academics: There are many weeder classes which prevents anyone from graduating

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4 College Freshman

Academics: the teachers want you to pass but can't let everyone, so get on their good side

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Other than the occasional rampage this school is average

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: This school has the best food in the nation, almost.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: This school lives for its football team and nothing else


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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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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