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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    A-
Virginia Tech is a highly rated public college located in Blacksburg, Virginia. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 26,603 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Virginia Tech acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Management Sciences and Information Systems, and Finance. Graduating 84% of students, Virginia Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $48,000.
About Virginia Tech...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Website

Virginia Tech Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1180-1360
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,700/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,261/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
65%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.250 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.286 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.286 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,603Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
590
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 203 responses
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  • Very nice and friendly
    29%
  • Friendly and Spirited
    23%
  • Hokie Nation
    19%
  • Very spirited!
    13%
  • Hokie
    8%
  • Well mannered
    4%
  • Driven
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.337 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.390 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 209 responses
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  • Ut Prosim
    40%
  • Hokies
    15%
  • That I may Serve
    15%
  • Spirit
    9%
  • Home
    7%
  • Community
    6%
  • Family
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$62,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.176 responses
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Virginia Tech Reviews

3,712 reviews
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Housing nightmare! For the second time in three years, VT over-enrolled leaving students incredibly stressed and facilities incredibly stretched to meet needs. Students living in hotels, others cannot find decent off-campus housing, they must do better. Dorms are in bad shape, and they are so overtaxed they renovate to keep pace. My daughter was in tears to find out that in October of her freshman year that she had to find her off-campus housing for the next year....she hardly knew anyone or anything about the campus. Now, for her senior year, she cannot find housing because of over enrolling. As a result, the housing "mafia" leasing company and landlords offer poor accommodation at inflated prices....supply/demand. VT, do better!
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As a freshman, I haven't fully experienced Virginia Tech yet, but I can tell that the campus is beautiful, it's a relatively safe school, and the professors are very knowledgeable. The food offered in the dining halls or on-campus restaurants is amazing and sustainably sourced. For example, the horticulture department is partnered with the dining halls, and uses a farm for teaching/research for horticulture students which in turn provides fresh produce for the dining halls. Virginia Tech is a great place to be!
The academics at Virginia Tech are excellent while it also has a great social aspect. It is easy to be involved at this school and the environment feels like a community. There are so many organizations to be involved in and I have found that there is at least one club for everyone! While classes are hard, it is extremely easy to find help. There are peer mentor programs and a center in the library just to help students with their writing. The TAs and professors are super helpful and truly want everyone to rise to their ability and exceed expectations.