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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off-campus, however I have visited friends and these are their selections

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If I could rate off campus dining on a national scale, I would say Virginia Tech would have it on the Top fifty in the nation. There are the very chain centered restaurants like McDonalds and Chipotle. But the local eateries are great as well. Some to mention are: Sycamore Deli, Joe's Diner, and Soulvaki.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It is a very student-run area so it is usually Fraternities or Sororities running the big party scene. The local bars can get really hype though.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Not really any problems in this aspect of University Life. The only problem is parking services. Very strict and very uptight.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Just like any other University in America. Application then wait for a reply to see what lottery you won this time.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Literally, Virginia Tech Dining Services has been voted number 1 in the nation for several years. There is no competitor worthy of beating it.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I was so glad that I applied to Virginia Tech. The campus itself is so naturally beautiful. The place practically looks like Hogwarts from the Harry Potter Books. The dorms themselves are mostly well kept and clean. Most of them do not have air conditioning but it is soon to be changed. The options are in such close proximity to the classes that every building on campus has a walking distance to the academic buildings. The amenities are top notch. The gyms are great and well maintained for a University, the library is one of the best I have ever been to in the world, and everything is all in walking distance, it is very convenient. DO NOT GET ME STARTED ON FOOD. Virginia Tech has been voted the best in College dining of the United States for several years in a row. The dining service never ceases to amaze and I never go hungry. Regular college students may loathe their own dining hall food, but at Tech, it is like I am eating the best food in the world. The social atmosphere is always accepting. There are several social groups that include everyone of all backgrounds and vices. The LGBTQ community has a strong presence and everyone is generally a nice person on campus. The cost however is not the downfall of the university. Compared to other colleges, the amenities here are always worth the price. The ease of housing is just one contract and lottery away. Very simple.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm required to live on campus so I don' t know anything on this topic.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't really eat off campus since VT requires us to buy a mealplan.

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College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm a freshman in the corps: I don't party. Can't answer.

College Freshman

Administration: I'm in the corps so the stricness is a little different for me.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My parents are not paying for college, but because they make a decent amount of money I am not eligible. Scholarships shouldn't assume parents are contributing because I can't get the scholarships I need.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food is great, but long lines. Also, abp has amazing food but the worst service I've seen in awhile--and the service is consistantly bad.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live very close to the academic side of campous becuase I am in the corps, however this means our dorms arn't cleaned often, other than by ourselves.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am currently apartment hunting due to the fact I am transferring. I am not struggling to find a place to stay at a reasonable rate. Virginia Tech has plenty of variety.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: As a college student I have very little money. However, most places to attempt to accommodate for this with cheaper prices.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I did not attend Virginia Tech last semester but when I did go up with friends we always found something to do.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I do not feel like any of the rules at Virginia Tech are over the top, or too overbearing. I believe the rules are in place for a reason and are doing their job.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received the financial aid I applied for without much issue.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Again I did not go to Virginia Tech last semester, but after visiting various times. The food was always excellent with quick, polite service.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am transferring to Virginia Tech this fall, so I never actually lived on campus. However, I did visit many times and stay with friends. I loved the dorms and always had people go out of their way to make sure I was comfortable.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are lot's are apartments available.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There a couple good restaurants downtown.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not many parties I know going on around here.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I've gotten in trouble for underage drinking(that's what happens when you have a party with like 10 very loud people), and they pretty much made all of us attend a party positive class and pay $100 for it. So the moral here is if you drink don't get caught.

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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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