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 ...
Public
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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Virginia Tech

Cost

Net Price
$18,398/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,735/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,069/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,819/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,441/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,523/ year

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.250 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.250 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,841Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 167 responses
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  • Very nice and friendly
    31%
  • Friendly and Spirited
    20%
  • Hokie Nation
    19%
  • Very spirited!
    16%
  • Hokie
    8%
  • Well mannered
    5%
  • Driven
    1%

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.301 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.354 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 173 responses
Report
  • Ut Prosim
    38%
  • That I may Serve
    17%
  • Hokies
    17%
  • Spirit
    10%
  • Home
    6%
  • Family
    5%
  • Community
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
48%
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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Great school and great college town atmosphere. Some buildings are outdated but overall a very pretty campus, especially in the fall since Blacksburg is in the mountains. If you're a nature person, there are plenty of hiking trails and the New River is only a 30 minute drive. Students and staff are very passionate for Virginia Tech, especially during football season. Great experience my freshman year, and I can't wait to go back for sophomore year!
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When it comes to Virginia Tech, I've got a simple, 3 word phrase that speaks for itself: "This is Home." I never imagine while being away for college I would ever truly feel as if I was at my 'home away from home' but Tech has proved me wrong. Although we have a large student body, everyone seems to find 'their people' which makes this place so personal. The only thing I could think to change is the diversity level; although it seems we are a very diverse campus, when you look at the numbers, it is clear that we are not. Diversity should be incorporated more into our own little culture here at Virginia Tech!
I just finished my freshman year at Tech and I loved it. Much like my high school, it is very easy to get involved on campus. Whether it is clubs, club sports, greek life, or SGA, the school has something for you. It is a beautiful campus filled with the nicest people you will ever meet. I would however enjoy it much more if there were more space to park! Other than that I love this school and hopefully you do too. Go hokies!