Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Reviews

3.91 out of 5 stars
(45 Reviews)
  • Blacksburg (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,908
85% of 45 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 45 students said they would recommend this school to others
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4.0 out of 5 stars
Jill Miller - 3/21/2017
Degree: Landscape Design
Graduation Year: 2017
"Landscape architecture, and other design degrees, are provided a multitude of resources, although the campus is very STEM and engineering focused. There is flexibility within the curriculum to personalize your studies and complete minors within your interest. The school spirit at Virginia Tech is amazing and is far reaching - even beyond campus and your attendance. Once a Hokie, forever a Hokie."
3.2 out of 5 stars
Monet Weldon - 2/18/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Virginia Tech was a good school to attend for undergrad. If you want a school that is very focused on both sports and school spirit, then this is the school for you. I did not care about football until attending this school. They also have (depending on the year) the best campus food in the country. Seriously it is just so good but you wont gain the freshman 15 because the campus is so large that there's no way you can gain weight with all the walking you have to do to get from class to class (this actually isn't a negative since it balances out all the food you eat). It is in a small town though, so some people don't like that. There are now art shows and plays and stuff with the new art building. There is some night life, but there are few bars and only one place you can dance. It's weird because it's a college town, but all the places downtown are only 21 and up, no more 18 and up places. They are expanding the school a lot, so there will a lot more majors soon and more students. Cost of living there is suuuuper cheap (compared to the rest of Virginia) so that is a pro. Classes can be hard or easy depending on the person teaching. They place heavy emphasis on engineering and college of business. They have a ton of career fairs throughout the year, but more so for those colleges. They are making a new school of neuroscience which is the first in the nation so that is cool. overall I give it 8/10 would go there again most def! Met my husband there! (he lived in the same dorm as me)"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Christie Freund - 2/14/2017
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2017
"Attending Virginia Tech was the best decision I ever made. The campus and surrounding town have a wonderful atmosphere with professors and students that truly care about one another. I had excellent professors that have prepared me well to pursue a graduate degree. I would highly recommend it to anyone."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/3/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2011
"I love my college. I made the best friends I have ever had and the schooling prepared me for the real world experience!"
2.5 out of 5 stars
Chloe - 12/21/2016
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2007
"Virginia Tech is an amazing school to attend for undergraduate study if you want to be an architect, engineer, or work in business. The faculty are great and really care about all of their students. However I don't think anyone should get a degree in theater arts unless you plan to be a teacher, which thankfully I do!"
4.4 out of 5 stars
Kunal N - 8/7/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009
"Virginia Tech was the best choice for me. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the large campus made it easy to run into people but also have space for when you needed time alone. The professors were all top notch, giving intriguing and engaging lectures whether it was to a full auditorium or a small classroom of 10 people. I took some of my most favorite classes there that continue to shape me including History Through Film, Abnormal Psychology, Finance and Budgeting, and many more. Of course, no talk can be complete without talking about the culture. Virginia Tech's motto is UT PROSIM, or THAT I MAY SERVE. Service is a huge component with students able to join up with one of hundreds of organizations on campus dedicated to improving the community. But when your brain is tired of spending time in the library, gear up for Hokie Football which brings the campus alive. Attend a Thursday night football game and be a part of the loudest stadium in the nation. Take a chance on Virginia Tech, and enjoy your time to the fullest. GO HOKIES!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Carlyn - 8/5/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 1989
"First, great location! But, at least in my major (business), there were a lot of real world teachers balancing academic professionals, so you really got a rounded view of the profession. I also love that a lot of math and science are required for any degree, ensuring that when you work with highly technical people, you do speak their language."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Alecia - 7/29/2016
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015
"This university is fantastic! If I were to go back in time to redo my college choice I would still choose this school. There was such a great sense of community and it felt like a second home. My only regrets were to not take more advantage of the extracurricular events that this school had a vast amount of."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Isleofjedidiah - 5/31/2016
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2012
"College proved to be an exercise in responsibility via time management. Classes progress in difficulty based on prior effort, so if you put in the the effort for "easier" classes and excel in those, the higher level classes are manageable."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/31/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014
"Great community! Good people help each other through the intense college curriculum amidst many relationship building activities and events."

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