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  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
    B+
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 $46,600.
About Virginia Tech...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr.
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

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,895/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,143/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,078/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,235/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,809/ year
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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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.276 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.276 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,603Undergrads
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 193 responses
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  • Very nice and friendly
    30%
  • Friendly and Spirited
    22%
  • Hokie Nation
    18%
  • Very spirited!
    14%
  • Hokie
    9%
  • Well mannered
    4%
  • Driven
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.327 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.380 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 199 responses
Report
  • Ut Prosim
    40%
  • Hokies
    16%
  • That I may Serve
    16%
  • Spirit
    10%
  • Home
    6%
  • Community
    5%
  • Family
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,500/ 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

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Virginia Tech is an ideal institution for new opportunities and growth. There is such a huge amount of school spirit and pride for being a Hokie with the students, which I have never genuinely heard or seen from other institutions! Campus/student life is notably wonderful, and the majority of the students are incredibly lively and welcoming. There are so many different people on campus, and they all have their own amazing passions. The institution provides exposure to many experiences to explore like clubs, GobblerFest, athletics and football games, dorm activities, parties, hiking trails, and even checking out scenic spots on campus and throughout the town. From what I've already experienced through campus visits as a prospective Freshman for Fall 2018, I'm so stoked to fully experience and indulge in everything about my new second home!
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I love Virginia Tech! The academics are rigorous but not life consuming, I found a good balance and was able to maintain my grades while also enjoying a social life. I knew I had to attend the moment I stepped on campus. It's been the best decision I ever could have made. My professors have been extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects, and made every effort to get to know their students. My advisor could not be more helpful. Another nice thing about Tech is that it feels like a small school. The different colleges allow for more individualized attention for the students, while the big campus provides benefits a smaller school couldn't. When I'm having a bad day, all I need to do is look around me and I instantly feel better. We have 9 dining halls, and all of them are great. There's options upon options and everyone I know always manages to find something they haven't tried before. And that's just what's on campus. No matter who you are I'm sure you'll love Tech!
Virginia Tech is an amazing school! I love the campus and so far, it has not been terribly academically challenging but that will soon change as I have signed up for harder classes. The VTPD has gotten a lot more strict on drinking but the party scene is definitely still thriving. The Math Emporium is the worst thing about Tech but you will most likely only be there your freshman year, just remember to go to review sessions. The food is absolutely amazing. SO GOOD.