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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
    A-
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.
925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
About Virginia Tech...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference

Virginia Tech Rankings

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

VT Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1180-1390
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,349/ 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
$8,191/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
67%

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.300 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.300 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    71%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,180Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
631
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 214 responses
  • Very nice and friendly
    29%
  • Friendly and Spirited
    24%
  • Hokie Nation
    19%
  • Very spirited!
    13%
  • Hokie
    9%
  • 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.351 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.404 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 223 responses
  • Ut Prosim
    40%
  • That I may Serve
    15%
  • Hokies
    15%
  • Spirit
    9%
  • Home
    8%
  • 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

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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!
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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!
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.