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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have little interaction, but some are pretty well thought of, while others aren't.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Absolutely some of the best school spirit ever!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The entire feeling behind Tech is that everyone here feels like they want to succeed, but in a way that progresses the whole community, if not the whole world.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are pretty prevalent on campus (drugs as in weed, acid, LSD, etc.) and I've heard of a couple of people being roofied at certain rager-type parties but I definitely feel that as long as you pay attention to what you're doing and make sure to take necessary safety precautions, you'll be fine. Alcohol on the other hand is definitely extremely widely consumed in dorms - many of my friends had bottles in their rooms and RAs seemed to not care all that much as long as they didn't see you doing anything they'd have to write you up for. However, behind closed doors, as long as you aren't being disruptive, the RAs would pretty much let you do your thing which could be good or bad,depending on the person.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I honestly can't imagine being a student at any other college. After starting at Virginia Tech, I quickly realized that my original hesitance was very misplaced. Although Virginia Tech is a HUGE university, it doesn't feel nearly as large. If you want to get involved in service work, it's as easy as getting in touch with an officer or going to Gobblerfest and signing up for a club that peaks your interest. If you want to get involved with intramural sports, there are many different options to do so which are all easy to find out about. It is a very athletic-centered community but I strongly believe that there's something for everyone. I was never the biggest fan of sports but I've found a way to give back to the community and help animals by working at football games instead of watching them, though even that is a great experience for non-sports-fans. I wasn't expecting to be as happy as I can definitely say that I am after finishing my freshman year as a Hokie at Virginia Tech!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You're safe as long as you take precautions.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms aren't great but you make great friends.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: An abundance of spirit regardless of the outcome.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The most spirited school I've ever attended!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Virginia Tech has an excellent sports program, and the gyms available for both athletes and non-athletes are well-rounded.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Virginia Tech has been the right choice for me, due to the excellent engineering program, and the large sense of community.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Health Center does not know what they're doing

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: living conditions could be better

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not involved in Greek Life

3 College Junior

Athletics: Not really involved in Athletics

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm involved in a club sport and its fantastic!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love VT! So happy I'm here!!!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: VT has been known for bad things happening on campus, but I believe bad things can happen anywhere. I do not feel any less safe at VT than I would anywhere else.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: With a bumpy start at the begining, my experience at VT has been nothing but amazing. It took some time to adjust, but VT is truly my home.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Degrees from Virginia Tech are very valuable. Virginia Tech's degrees in engineering or other science, agriculture related fields are the most abundant and the fastest growing. I wouldn't say degrees in music or art are as valuable from VT because thats not the type of school this is.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have lived on campus for 2 years. Living on campus is great mostly for the convenience of being close to classes and work. The housing lottery is a mess considering VT is accepting more and more freshmen than they can possibly house.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Although I am in a professional branch of Greek Life, I would not say it is a big or necessary part of campusl life

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Virginia Tech has some of the healthiest college studentsin the country, but personally I am not one of those participants. The athletic facilities are great, clean, and fully equppied.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are both great and not-so-great professors at Virginia Tech. If you are lucky to have a great professor, they will make your time at Virginia Tech worth while.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, even if we have had very large scandals in the past.

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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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