Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


394 Ratings

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Campus Food

Campus Facilities

Class Size

Activities

Local Services

Academics

You may be eligible! These Lenders offer loans to students who attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Variable  rate loan

disclosure
*Results provided by SimpleTuition.
SimpleTuition is an independent comparison site and is not affiliated with colleges or universities that may be referenced in these results. Loan offers from participating lenders that appear also have no affiliation with any college or university referenced. Not all lenders participate in our site and lenders that do participate may not offer loans to every school. We remind users that there are many additional borrowing options available - use SimpleTuition as part of your larger quest for college financing. Shop around and make the choice that's best for you and maximize use of grants and federal aid options whenever possible. We may receive transaction or referral fees when a user selects a product from a partner lender or advertiser. Our company mission is based on the premise that choice and transparency are good. There is no additional cost to a user who selects a loan presented by one of our partners.

Recent Reviews

Desraeli
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my school. It is a wonderful, beautiful, accepting place. I have met all kinds of cool people and most people I have m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my school. It is a wonderful, beautiful, accepting place. I have met all kinds of cool people and most people I have met are completely friendly and want fellow students to succeed. My classes are interesting and enriching. Professors care about the success of students. Campus is super safe, I have walked home at 2 am no problem. Dorm life is really fun and the food is good. The only complaint is the issues I've had with the financial aid office messing up my aid/scholarships and overcharging me.

Cassidy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia Tech is so big, but it can be hard to meet people. So far, my professors have been nice and easy to contact. The aca...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia Tech is so big, but it can be hard to meet people. So far, my professors have been nice and easy to contact. The academics are very challenging, but are doable. Football and basketball games are very exciting, but are very costly for anyone to go to.

Iyana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I transferred to Virginia Tech after my freshman year of college. At first, it was a difficult transition; this was my first ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I transferred to Virginia Tech after my freshman year of college. At first, it was a difficult transition; this was my first time being away from home, I didn’t know anyone, many friendships were already developed. I feared that I wouldn’t be able to fit in anywhere. Boy, was I wrong. Upon the first semester at Tech I had met a lot of interesting people and made a ton of new friends. I met people who lived in the same state as me, and I’ve met people who lived further away than I. The vast amount of extracurricular activities that are offered at Tech truly shows the range of talent and interests that people have at this university. As an African American woman, I also feared that diversity, or the lack thereof, would be a problem. However, Tech is doing a good job of finding ways to improve their diversification, such as, offering living and learning communities specified to specific races, and offering safe places. Tech welcomes all different types of people and takes our differences very seriously. I also love the amount of school pride. During the first few weeks of classes, all you will see is maroon and orange. In the beginning, I didn’t think maroon and orange matched, but after spending just a few days walking around the campus and getting Tech gear, I started to really like the two matching colors. But, not only are people prideful at the campus but off-campus, people have the utmost respect and love for Tech. Living in New Jersey, a whopping 8 hours away, I still meet tons of people who love my school. I’ve had numerous occasions where passing cars will roll down their window and yell “VIRGINIA TECH” every time they saw my Virginia Tech bumper sticker. So, I know I can take my Virginia Tech degree anywhere and be welcomed. Virginia Tech is definitely a school that any person can belong to.

Louis
What is your overall opinion of this school?

VaTech is a state university on a beautiful campus. Although it is a large school, the people are all very friendly and the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

VaTech is a state university on a beautiful campus. Although it is a large school, the people are all very friendly and the school doesn't seem as big as it is. The freshman classes are quite large but class size gets smaller as you get out of the required beginning classes. The campus food is really good. The college also has a lot of different clubs to get involved in. And the surrounding Blacksburg area is really nice too.

Jessica
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly think it's a pretty good school overall. I haven't really had any complaints from my friends or from myself. The c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly think it's a pretty good school overall. I haven't really had any complaints from my friends or from myself. The campus is usually kept very clean, the housing could be a little better but most problems are from the students themselves, and the classes are very good because the teachers actually have office hours and take the time to help the students.

Tiffany
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great university with many activities to offer. Many shops and bars are located in downtown Blacksburg. The mountains are alw...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great university with many activities to offer. Many shops and bars are located in downtown Blacksburg. The mountains are always beautiful and hiking is popular. McComas gym has a lot of machines and equipment making it easy to live a healthy lifestyle while attending classes.

Marie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia Tech is a great school, I could not imagine what it would be like not attending Virginia Tech. Your advisers are alw...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia Tech is a great school, I could not imagine what it would be like not attending Virginia Tech. Your advisers are always there for you to help you out, your professors are always available and encourage you to chat and get to know them. The people overall on campus are amazing and I truly feel at home on campus. I'd recommend Virginia Tech to anyone, they are branching out to become a more universal school and offer great programs in almost any and every degree possible and can help provide you a strong foundation for higher education.

Baylie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Virginia Tech so much. It is such a beautiful and historic campus. The professors are wonderful and so is the food. Th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Virginia Tech so much. It is such a beautiful and historic campus. The professors are wonderful and so is the food. The campus is stunning and everything including the sports is amazing. I wouldn't trade going here for anything else. The classes are good sizes, the professors are helpful, and so are other students/TAs. The only complaint is the Math Emporium, but it is a small problem compared to all the good things.

Ben
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The engineering school is good but overrated (facilities and a lot of teachers just aren't that good). If you're not engineer...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The engineering school is good but overrated (facilities and a lot of teachers just aren't that good). If you're not engineering the school is nothing special. The town sucks, there's nothing to do, restaurants are garbage, no diversity, and some racism. You cant park on campus.

Kyle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hope you're politically inclined, VT is extremely far left and proceeds to push PC content/language/competitiveness into many...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hope you're politically inclined, VT is extremely far left and proceeds to push PC content/language/competitiveness into many of my classes as an English major. If you are not in one of the 900 clubs or Greek life, it can get lonely very quickly. I have little to no friends here on campus and usually people are nasty enough I prefer to go home after classes, even though I am a big extrovert. If you disagree with the larger opinion you are shunned and generally not looked on nicely. The workload is manageable, but it definitely can get aggressive at times because each teacher seems to expect you are only enrolled in their class. The parking situation is terrible, parking passes are a lung and limb apiece price-wise and people will vulture out parking spots pretty competitively. If you aren't crazy about sports, VT is very much one campus on football and basketball days, so pray to god you don't go driving that day. Traffic is crappy, there is a lot of backup, and main street is the only way. Blacksburg as a town doesn't have that much to do, and Christiansburg is your best bet shopping wise unless you drive to Roanoke. The townies are generally assholes, so don't expect to get along with them. The off campus housing is decent, although filling up quickly, and can be fairly close depending where you live. The bus system is handy for those with no cars, but the drivers are terrible with applying the brakes safely and they can be unpredictable with when they arrive to a stop on time or not. Students here are generally very individualistic, keep to themselves a lot. One person among 30,000 is certainly overwhelming. President Sands is generally an idiot and doesn't know how to run or count the place at all. Overall, I am pretty disappointed with my experience here at VT, which sucks since I spent a good portion of my childhood looking forward to coming here. I do not recommend it in the least.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 25,791
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $12,852
  • Acceptance rate
  • 71%

Campus Topics

    • {{q.Category}}
      • {{q.Question}}
        ({{q.TotalAnswered}} answers)
      • No Answers Yet :(
        Be the first to write a review!
        {{vm.getPercentage(pa.TotalAnswered,q.TotalAnswered)}}% "{{pa.Answer}}"

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University administrators: claim your school to add photos and details.