The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Hokie football is a fever that you need to catch. The students at Tech bleed orange and maroon, and spirit is incredibly high.
  2. 2
    The professors are great, and Tech has some of the best academic programs in the nation. Virginia Tech's engineering, natural resources, and architecture programs are all among the top in the nation.
  3. 3
    Students proudly wearing orange and maroon together, and they even think it looks good.
  4. 4
    Campus food is amazing.
  5. 5
    The University is very up-to-date when it comes to technology.
  6. 6
    The people are hot, but friendly.
  7. 7
    There are plenty of internship opportunities.
  8. 8
    Campus is beautiful. The buildings all look like castles, and there are thankfully no moats.
  9. 9
    In the winter there are snowball fights on the Drillfield.
  10. 10
    Because it's a big university, there's always someone new to meet and something new to try.

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
92% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
83% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
92% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
69% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
56% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
62% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
56% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Campus Pride
61% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
88% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
69% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
62% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Learn from the Best
89% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 6% of students transfer out.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Honk, honk, honk. There is no parking to be found anywhere. The University gives out way too many parking passes.
  2. 2
    The wind, not to mention the weather in general, is unpredictable.
  3. 3
    It can sometimes be difficult with classes of 300 or more students to feel like you are getting individual attention from professors.
  4. 4
    Dorms. They're small, they're always ridiculously hot, and you can guarantee when the fire alarm goes off it will be either 2 a.m., raining, freezing cold, or, most likely, all of the above.
  5. 5
    Classes are on opposite ends of the campus.
  6. 6
    Everyone liking football is good; everyone driving to football games at the same time is bad. The traffic can be a downright mess.
  7. 7
    Sometimes drinking gets out of control and leads to accidents.
  8. 8
    Getting lunch during the mid-day rush can be tricky.
  9. 9
    Sometimes it's hard to get into all of the classes you want.
  10. 10
    Blacksburg is not a big city.
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