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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Virginia Tech has a very diverse campus, and that being said you can find guys/girls in almost any sort of group. Sorority girls dress like sorority girls, and VT has lots of attractive ladies! Unfortunately, many of them here at Tech are not interested in relationships, and for some reason I just do not see a lot of them around here.

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most are attractive people, but the personalities are really what makes everyone great. Hokie nation!

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I spent a lot of time with hook ups.

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4 College Student

Guys & Girls: I've been around many different people but one thing they all have in common is how nice they are. It's easy to find a group of people to hang out with and have common interests.

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is extremely nice and friendly, people are very social and outgoing.

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With around 20,000 undergrads at Tech, there are bound to be at least a few hotties wandering around campus. But Tech students will tell you that there are a disproportionately large number of good-looking students at Tech, and they're distributed across academic interests. The engineering departments are definitely dominated by guys, while there are tons of female psychology majors. Luckily, students tend to hang out across majors so the male/female ratio evens out. Most times, Tech students don't notice the ratio, and there always seems to be plenty of the opposite sex around.

While students usually dress casually for class, they make a conscious effort to look their best when going out on the town. You never know who you'll meet. Students who spend their evening on campus can only hang out in opposite sex rooms till 2 a.m. in most dorms. This rule isn't very strictly enforced, and roommates usually work out visiting rules between themselves. While students are focused on having a good time, Schiffert Health Center aims to keep everyone safe. The health center sells Trojan condoms for discounted prices and offers discrete STD and HIV testing. Sometimes, it seems like half of the reason for going to class is academics, and the other half is to check people out. Tech students consider their campus to be a pretty attractive one overall. Students make sure that tests and grades don't limit them from getting out and meeting people. Tech students are generally friendly, especially when talking to a cute classmate.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
41%
Male Undergrads
59%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Schiffert Health Center provides multiple forms of birth control at cheaper prices than local pharmacies. Birth control that is available includes the pill, patch, injection, and ring. Condoms are sold in packs of 24, and cost $5. Female students who have a prescription from their doctors at home can purchase their birth control at the health center, and the health center can prescribe birth control after students go through a contraception class. The morning after pill and pregnancy tests are also available at the health center.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Downtown
  2. Class
  3. Gym
  4. Torgersen Bridge
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Parties
  2. Library
  3. Elevators
  4. Fraternities
  5. Dorm rooms
Social Scene
Students at Tech like to get out and meet people, and there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Many times, just going to class can lead to new friends. Working in a group for an assignment can be followed up by hanging out at a party. Most of the clubs at Tech, including the academic ones, have some sort of social component. It's possible to be a loner at Tech, but most students find it easier and more fun to be a part of the social scene.
Hookups or Relationships?
Partying on the weekends and going downtown leads to many hookups. Occasionally, a random hookup even leads to a relationship. There are lots of couples at Tech, but there are probably just as many students who are only looking to hook up.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Since Tech has such a large student body in such a small town, there are all kinds of places to meet hotties. For casual meetings, students play Frisbee or touch football in front of the dorms and talk to people who walk by. Flirting even goes on between students who meet in class. There are lots of local bands that put on shows around Blacksburg, and shows are a great way to meet people with common music tastes. Downtown and parties are definitely popular places to meet people, but you can also find many hotties sweating it out at the gym.
Dress Code
The dress code at Tech is definitely casual. Jeans and a T-shirt are almost a uniform when it comes to dressing for class. Students also wear pajamas, workout clothes, dresses, and suits to class. However, if you're dressed up, you definitely stand out more.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 110 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 109 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 34 responses

  • 19% Class
  • 18% Parties
  • 13% Randomly Talking To People
  • 12% Downtown
  • 11% Gym
  • 10% Sporting events
  • 5% Club
  • 5% Dorms
  • 4% Dining Halls
  • 2% Drillfield
  • 2% Greek Life
  • 0% Torgersen Bridge

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 124 responses

  • 20% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 20% Casual dating at your school
  • 14% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 13% Long-distance relationship
  • 12% None
  • 9% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 5% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 39 responses

  • 27% Class
  • 24% Clubs
  • 12% Parties
  • 11% Through your department!
  • 11% Just talk to somebody people will reciprocate
  • 7% Greek Life
  • 6% Gym
  • 1% Dorms
  • 0% West AJ

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 39 responses

  • 44% Very spirited!
  • 36% Very nice and friendly
  • 10% Well mannered
  • 10% Hokie Nation

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 29 responses

  • 17% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 62% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 14% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 7% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 123 responses

  • 54% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 43% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 2% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

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