Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA+
Virginia Tech is a highly rated public college located in Blacksburg, Virginia. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 27,180 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Virginia Tech acceptance rate is 65%. 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.
NCAA Division I-FBS
Atlantic Coast Conference
Virginia Tech Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.250 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.300 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.300 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering360 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems346 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies278 Graduates
Information Science247 Graduates
Human Development208 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.351 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.404 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.176 responses
Virginia Tech Reviews
As an international student, this college has provided me the best experience of my life. The quality of life is unparalleled, from the first meal I got as a freshman there till the last laugh I shared with my peers. The location of the university it's distant from any big city, but there's everything you need in its small college town. The community and most students are great by being united, solidary, down to earth, and they are always looking to give you a hand whenever you need it. Food quality on-campus it's the best on the nation, and VT athletics it's outstanding. There's also a great variety of clubs and greek life if you are into it, and Virginia Tech offers excellent academic programs, especially for engineering and business. Overall really proud to be a hokie!
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!
As an engineering major, the education provided is superb (compared to what I have heard and seen fro other universities). Being a "Hokie" actually means something: the community here is Blacksburg is very strong and always behind each other. There are tons of clubs/activities to join so no matter what you're interested in, more than likely you can find a group of people who share that interest! All around, an amazing place to attend college. The education is difficult but worth it.