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Virginia Tech is a public graduate school in Blacksburg, Virginia. It has a big graduate student body with an enrollment of 7,247 graduate students. Of the 73 graduate programs offered at Virginia Tech, 10 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Virginia Tech are Teaching, Civil Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine. 32% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
7,247
Part-Time Grad Students
2,286
Research Assistants
1,638
Teaching Assistants
1,490
Racial Diversity
  • White
    53.2%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    27.7%
  • African American
    5.2%
  • Asian
    4.8%
  • Hispanic
    3.8%
  • Unknown
    3%
  • Multiracial
    2.1%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Nightlife
    A
Median Household Income
$37,151
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,067
National
$949
Median Home Value
$288,200
National
$184,700
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Virginia Tech Graduate Reviews

21 reviews
I am here for my PhD, after finishing my Masters elsewhere. I was shocked to see that graduate students are required to pay comprehensive fees, totaling $1,300 a semester for out-of-state, and $1,050 for in-state! This fee was covered at my department at my last university, as was health insurance (not covered here). That's over 10% of my annual stipend taken in fees for a lot of services I'm not using. Though I am very pleased with VT academically, I am a bit dismayed by the fees. I could see this being a deterrent for some, especially considering that lots of other great research universities cover this cost for their graduate students (as it should be).
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I currently attend the Virginia Tech Alexandria VA campus. The professors have a great variety of knowledge and experience to share with the students. I have only attended one semester, however have learned so much!
Virginia Tech is a place of opportunity with a sound academic environment. It has many initiatives to develop your employability skills. Moreover, the classes are designed to improve your critical thinking abilities with real-life problem-solving. However, VT needs more diversity and inclusion with cheap housing for the students. The local town should encourage more outreach for international students with culturally relevant foods and recreations. Compulsory graduate comprehensive fees is additional trouble for international graduate students.