Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


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Recent Reviews

Katherine
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I have loved Virginia Tech for many years now and i have finally visited this year. When I stepped onto the campus, I had the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have loved Virginia Tech for many years now and i have finally visited this year. When I stepped onto the campus, I had the feeling that Virginia Tech is definitely a perfect fit for me. The whole institution, the academics, the athletics, and the extra-curricular activities, all screamed my name. However, that does not mean that there is nothing wrong at the school. There is a plethora of things that should be addressed and solved. But, I am willing to work with the institution to help solve those issues.

Brad
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The students here regularly mistake competitiveness for cruelty. As a transfer student, I haven't been able to make and maint...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The students here regularly mistake competitiveness for cruelty. As a transfer student, I haven't been able to make and maintain a single healthy relationship. Personally, I think this can be attributed to VT culture - maybe its just me? The athletics, football and basketball play a large role in student's lives, however, they fail to be an inclusive group. I tried many times to go out and meet people and was consistently turned away. The academic culture is strange and you will surely encounter a bias for international students (and with that egregious complaints from domestic students). Off-campus housing is limited and certain neighborhoods are frankly unfriendly. My experience at this university was poor and I am in the process of resigning and relocating to continue my academic career.

Jacob
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My view on Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is that it is an overall great school with caring faculty and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My view on Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is that it is an overall great school with caring faculty and professors, amazing atmosphere with stellar school spirit, has many opportunities for activities and programs to be involved in and great overall educational opportunities can be found here (especially for those who want to go into engineering).

Dan
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There is a plethora of opportunities at Tech to get involved in such as clubs, activities and especially the degree-oriented ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There is a plethora of opportunities at Tech to get involved in such as clubs, activities and especially the degree-oriented clubs! I joined the Hyperloop team which gives me hands on experience within my field and this coming fall I plan on joining a co-ed engineering fraternity to make more connections and get even more involved. Tech also hosts an event called "Engineering Expo" where hundreds of private sector companies visit annually to interview the engineering students for internship and co-op opportunities! The opportunities I have been presented with are endless and I am really just getting started as in fall of 2018 I will only be a sophomore! All of this opportunity to get involved and meet new people are great but what really makes Virginia Tech exceptional is the atmosphere. I'll tell a quick personal story from last fall when I had to miss multiple calculus classes due to my military obligation. I missed other classes as well, but this course impacted me tremendously because of the course load. The professor and I met late at night to review material that I missed! This was huge for me and showed that Tech holds a high standard for themselves and their students. They strive for greatness, their motto "Ut Prosim" which means "to serve" has inspired me and pushed me to hold myself to a higher standard which is why I love it here. The culture is profound, and the school is full of opportunities!

Mary
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Virginia Tech is a pretty good school. There has been a lot of controversy lately over spending decisions (expensive re-brand...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia Tech is a pretty good school. There has been a lot of controversy lately over spending decisions (expensive re-branding campaign, new logo, funds going towards athletics rather than academics, severe overcrowding of the dorms due to the acceptance of too many students), but there have been some major improvement projects coming to fruition, which have helped changed the look of education. Classroom spaces are being designed to encourage intellectual conversation between professors and students; the library has very few books left in it--the space is now geared toward giving students space to both collaborate and escape to quiet; they are currently working on replacing classroom furniture all over campus; there are labs for students to check out high-quality video equipment, use 3-D printers, build things, get tutoring and writing help--all included in tuition; a drone-testing facility was built this fall and a Hyperloop test track is supposed to be in the works. The school is also offering opportunities for student entrepreneurs to network with experts in their field, present their projects in "Shark Tank" style competitions, and take home huge cash prizes (one advertises $60k in available awards) to take definitive steps to "Invent the Future" as our old tagline read. I will be honest and say that I didn't like it here at first. I did not want to come to school here, and it was reinforced by my difficulty to fit in. But time goes on, you meet new people, and pretty soon, you find where you belong. I am pretty happy here now. Most importantly, Virginia Tech is what you make of it. If you want the classic college experience, you'll find it here. If you want to change the world, the resources are available to do just that.

Gabrielle
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VIrginia Tech is a fantastic and beautiful school. I will always be a HOKIE! This school encourages my growth both as an acad...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

VIrginia Tech is a fantastic and beautiful school. I will always be a HOKIE! This school encourages my growth both as an academic student and a person. As an architecture student i feel I have all the resources I would ever need or want. My eyes have been opened to the many possibilities offered to me here on campus and in the world

Aisha
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SWEET! I went to visit the campus when my brother was touring colleges in 2013 and at that time, I said to my family "I want...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SWEET! I went to visit the campus when my brother was touring colleges in 2013 and at that time, I said to my family "I want to come here". In 2015, when time came for choosing a college, my first choice was still VT and I applied for early decision. Unfortunately, I did not get selected and I cried for days . I was eventually admitted during regular selection process. I love the campus, teachers, fraternities, our football team, and food is awesome. Thank you VT for not disappointing me!

Christian
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Virginia Tech was my first choice for college, and I do not regret that decision. It is one of the best schools to get to kno...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia Tech was my first choice for college, and I do not regret that decision. It is one of the best schools to get to know people and build life-long friendships. Everyone on campus is extremely welcoming and many go out of their ways to make you feel at home at Virginia Tech.

ANEELA
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Virginia Tech is a great school. The campus is beautiful. the bus system we have here on campus is awful. However, the Archit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia Tech is a great school. The campus is beautiful. the bus system we have here on campus is awful. However, the Architecture college specifically is very disorganized and the facilities are sub-par. I came here for the architecture school and i have to say i am disapointed

Laura
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It is a very well-rounded campus based on diversity, There are a lot of extracurricular activities to join, the dining halls ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a very well-rounded campus based on diversity, There are a lot of extracurricular activities to join, the dining halls are great. Some housing buildings are not as great as others but are still ok. Class sizes depend on your major and year that you are in college, usually, they tend to be larger freshman and sophomore year, but lessen during the junior and senior year. People are very nice and are helpful. Professors do have office hours if anybody needs extra assistance.

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

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