Virginia Tech

3,354 reviews
  1. Blacksburg, VA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    A
Virginia Tech is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Website

Virginia Tech Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
1110-1320
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$18,398/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,446/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,614/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,113/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,517/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,862/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.250 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.248 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.248 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
23,685Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 165 responses
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  • Very nice and friendly
    31%
  • Friendly and Spirited
    20%
  • Hokie Nation
    18%
  • Very spirited!
    16%
  • Hokie
    8%
  • Well mannered
    5%
  • Driven
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.299 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.352 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 171 responses
Report
  • Ut Prosim
    37%
  • That I may Serve
    18%
  • Hokies
    17%
  • Spirit
    11%
  • Home
    6%
  • Family
    5%
  • Community
    4%

After Virginia Tech

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.176 responses

Reviews

3,354 reviews
  • Excellent
    941
  • Very Good
    1280
  • Average
    961
  • Poor
    122
  • Terrible
    50
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
  • 7 months ago
Of course when Virginia Tech comes up in a conversation Hokie football comes to mind. Even though people are enamored by Virginia Tech football it is not the only popular sport on campus. The basketball, soccer, volleyball, and wrestling are also very popular, and there are plenty of intramural sports that the average student can be involved in. I personally attended a few intramural football games this year and there were around five going on at one time in a practice turf field. There are also two gyms on campus which everyone can enjoy. Even with everything Tech as to offer in athletics it also comes back to the ever popular Hokie football. GO HOKIES!
  • College Junior
  • 12 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
  • 4 months ago