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-A
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
73%
SAT Scores Range
1110-1320
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Virginia Tech

Cost

Net Price
$18,398/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,446/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,614/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,113/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,517/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,862/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.249 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.249 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
23,685Undergrads
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 166 responses
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  • Very nice and friendly
    31%
  • Friendly and Spirited
    20%
  • Hokie Nation
    18%
  • 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.300 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.353 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 172 responses
Report
  • Ut Prosim
    38%
  • That I may Serve
    17%
  • Hokies
    17%
  • Spirit
    10%
  • Home
    6%
  • Family
    5%
  • Community
    3%

After Virginia Tech

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
47%
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

3,398 reviews
All Categories
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!
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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!
I honestly can't imagine being a student at any other college. After starting at Virginia Tech, I quickly realized that my original hesitance was very misplaced. Although Virginia Tech is a HUGE university, it doesn't feel nearly as large. If you want to get involved in service work, it's as easy as getting in touch with an officer or going to Gobblerfest and signing up for a club that peaks your interest. If you want to get involved with intramural sports, there are many different options to do so which are all easy to find out about. It is a very athletic-centered community but I strongly believe that there's something for everyone. I was never the biggest fan of sports but I've found a way to give back to the community and help animals by working at football games instead of watching them, though even that is a great experience for non-sports-fans. I wasn't expecting to be as happy as I can definitely say that I am after finishing my freshman year as a Hokie at Virginia Tech!