Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA+
Virginia Tech is ...
NCAA Division I-A
Atlantic Coast Conference
Virginia Tech Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.250 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.248 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.248 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering384 Graduates
Food and Nutrition Studies249 Graduates
Industrial Engineering211 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems206 Graduates
Human Development191 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.299 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.352 responses
After Virginia Tech
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.176 responses
- Very Good1282
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!
- College Freshman
- 8 months ago
There are plenty of international students and students of different races/ethnicities/religions, but I wouldn't call Virginia Tech an extremely diverse campus. In comparison to some other more urban universities, it's okay. It doesn't particularly lean liberal or conservative; I find it moderate. As far as economic backgrounds go, there are rich kids but there are also low-income kids. I see that matter as pretty moderate as well. It's no UVa!
- College Sophomore
- 6 months ago
Virginia Tech is certainly my forever home. I feel as if I am spending my money well on the classes, as just in one year, I have already learned so much. The classes can get a bit large, but the professors encourage each student to come to their office hours at their convenience. The classes you could take are endless. You should never feel as if you are getting the short end of the stick here at Tech. Tech accommodates to you. Anything you could ever imagine doing on campus, I'm sure there is a sport or club just for you. If not, then make one! My favorite aspect of Tech is certainly the school spirit and pride. Everyone I have talked to has only expressed their happiness and gratitude towards Tech. It certainly is a magnificent school.
- College Sophomore
- 7 months ago