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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: For freshman, (trashy) frat parties are wildly available. As a sophomore, junior or senior, the nightlife improves. There are a few places to go downtown to drink and hangout, but some require you to be 21. The busses will take you wherever you want to go, but there is also some service for drunk kids that you can call. Partying off-campus with the older students is definitely the go-to, if that's your thing.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties are there if you want to go to them. The trashy frat parties that freshmen go to are so-so, but if you know the right people, there is a lot to do. Just bring a buddy!

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: 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!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics at Virginia Tech are not only well-known but fairly prestigious as well. I couldn't have ever predicted the amount of resources and services available to students, academics-wise. The professors are experienced and well-connected (for the most part) which makes it easy to network and build your resume. The classes are hard, so studying is 100% necessary. I'm a Public Relations major, and though VT isn't known for Media/Journalism, the professors in my department are incredible. There are so many opportunities at Virginia Tech; you just have to be proactive and take advantage of them.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The best dorms are Peddrew-Yates, East and West AJ, New Hall East and West, and Harper (where the athletes live). I lived in Pritchard my freshman year (in a room with some renovations), and though I didn't have A/C, Pritchard was pretty fun. It's huge and the students who live there have many events and services available to them. The worst dorm (imo) is definitely Slusher Tower/Wing. It's tiny, old and sort of gross. Living on campus for one year is awesome, because you're so close to your classes and all the dining facilities; however, you'll be ready to get off campus by the end of the year. I sure was!!

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Fan support at Virginia Tech is unparalleled. The amount of student involvement and school spirit is just exceptional. We have some great sports teams (bye, haters), and the games are out-of-this-world fun. There's nothing like jumping to Enter Sandman at football games. A lot of the sports games are free, too: women's basketball (for students), soccer, baseball, softball, track meets, wrestling (these matches are actually SO fun), etc. And then, of course, you have to pay for men's basketball and football tickets, but it's totally worth every penny.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek community is definitely present. Though I don't participate in Greek life, I don't dislike it. The majority of the Greeks are in it for the right reasons (namely the sororities): to give back to the community and make life-long bonds. Some of the fraternities can be obnoxious (especially during pledging), but overall it's tolerable. They definitely party like crazy, but if that's your thing, they're pretty dang good at it.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Virginia Tech is a very unique university. We have some of the fittest and happiest students, while also possessing the best food in the country. The students' enthusiasm for sports and school spirit in general is unparalleled. The campus is central and easy to navigate, which is unlike most large universities. It's also beautiful during all seasons: Hokie-colored trees in the fall, Harry Potteresque vibes in the winter, and a hustling and bustling Drillfield in the spring and summer. The sense of community and service at Virginia Tech is also exceptional. The students here live to give. Overall, Virginia Tech is incredible.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Virginia Tech is like most any large college. There is fairly easy access to alcohol and parties. The campus police do enforce policy, but they are also understanding if you are cooperative and respectful.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on Virginia Tech's campus. Like with any college, there are/have been tragedies, but the administration takes safety and security VERY seriously. They are constantly improving policy. During your freshman year at VT, the police officers will talk to you and your floor mates about personal safety and the services available to students regarding security.

I think they do a great job ensuring that students feel safe, but they also ensure that students are aware of their surroundings and risks associated with the college lifestyle.

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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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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