Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


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Recent Reviews

Jessica
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Axel
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Virginia Tech is one of those schools where you will never hear something truly bad about it. Some may have personal opinions...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia Tech is one of those schools where you will never hear something truly bad about it. Some may have personal opinions, but they will never speak for the entirety of the school. With top of the line education and amazing campus life this school is truly the best opportunity for any student wanting higher education.

Rachel
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Virginia Tech is like a dream school. I have thought about it this way ever since I first visited. The buildings are made of ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia Tech is like a dream school. I have thought about it this way ever since I first visited. The buildings are made of Hokie stone and look like castles when you are walking by. Although the campus is very large it is organized in a good manner so that it is easy to find what you're looking for.

Taylor
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It is an extremely beautiful campus, and the dining food is really good. The classes are a bit big and overwhelming, but the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is an extremely beautiful campus, and the dining food is really good. The classes are a bit big and overwhelming, but the material is interesting. The size of campus is perfect for getting daily exercise, and the fact the barns are close makes it so much better. Some of the building could do with renovations, but others are great.

Logan
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I love this school, this place allows me to be a triple major: Psychology, Criminology, and Sociology. And with this tricky a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this school, this place allows me to be a triple major: Psychology, Criminology, and Sociology. And with this tricky and heavy workload I have received nothing but the upmost support and help from the staff here at Virginia Tech. Also many of them go above and beyond to make sure I am able to succeed here and past here.

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

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