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.
NCAA Division I-FBS
Atlantic Coast Conference
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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.286 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.286 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering416 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems337 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies276 Graduates
Information Science200 Graduates
Civil Engineering199 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.337 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.390 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.176 responses
Virginia Tech Reviews
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 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.