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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus and even just downtown in Blacksburg. The area feels very safe and there are several ways to get in contact with campus police in case of an emergency.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Sports at Virginia Tech have a great importance placed on them at the varsity level, especially football. Intramural sports are also at a level of hype.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Virginia Tech may be large but once you find your community, it feels like home.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Lots of cool restaurants and house parties if you know people.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Greek Life is huge and you should join if you want to party, but if you don't, theres lots of clubs to join that don't focus on that.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Some classes are hard, some are easy, basically just focus on your work and you'll be fine, and enjoy your education

4 College Freshman

Diversity: For a school that is mostly drawing from Northern Virginia (NoVA), it is pretty diverse. There are lots of international students who blend naturally into the American students.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Lots of students have access to drugs but you can easily get caught and nobody looks at you differently if you don't drink or do drugs.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: There is a huge array of available classes. I want to take the Harry Potter class at some point, but for now I'm sticking to my major related courses which are quality.

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: The job rate of graduates is very high ranked on national polls. Our student success center is very active on campus and everyone who has taken the opportunity to speak with them has has great results.

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel so safe on campus. There are emergency "blue light" phones all over and the LiveSafe app allows me to have a friend track my late night walk home from study sessions at my consent. VT Police also monitor any problems very closely that have taken issue on campus.

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: Freshman housing particularly is pretty rough. There is only one bad option for housing-Slusher Tower. It reps the smallest rooms, has no AC and is 12 stories high. The windows only open about 4 inches, too which makes air flow a sweaty nightmare. Other than that, the other housing options are pretty average if you are living on campus and the people you meet in the dorms are always friendly.

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3 College Student

Greek Life: Although Greek life on campus isn't a huge deal, nobody judges one another to treats them differently. We all appreciate the help that each side provides for the greater student community.

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5 College Student

Athletics: The spirit at VT is unbelievable. It is unlike any school I've ever seen. Students live for football, basketball, and other varsity sporting events. We love to wear our Maroon and Orange by means of facepaint, t shirts, socks, anything that represents us!

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: VT has been so helpful and encouraging when it comes to career development. They are always open to talk about where I am headed in life and if I need to look in other directions. They have one whole department called the Student Success Center which is dedicated solely to getting students into internships and full time jobs.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: There is quite a bit of school spirit. Football season is a big deal on campus.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Virginia Tech has a lot to offer to lots of different types of students. The general attitude is very friendly and helpful.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I've only seen the gym once but it's amazing. I can't wait to start swimming in the pool.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far so good. The people are friendly, the food amazing, and the professors enthusiastic about teaching.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Classes, food, and students are awesome

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Alumni network is good, job prosepects great

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Very safe, lots of cops and campus is secluded

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are okay but a little expensive.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The atosphere is perfect for a college experience. The students are friendly, the professors are amazing, the campus is gorgeous. The food is the best out of any college and has dozens of options for any needs. Classes are not too big and individual help from professors and TAs are always available to you. The football games are electric and the campus safety is high.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everyone wants to hire a Hokie in modern times. The school has a great name for a reason. It turns out great students that will literally invent the future.

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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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