Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Reviews

  • 107 Reviews
  • Blacksburg (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,908
85% of 107 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 107 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Christie Freund
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2017
  • Degree: Nutrition
"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."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Its a wonderful place to be. Great small town environment, with friendly people and loads of financial and educational/research opportunities."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Virginia Tech's graduate program in Psychology is a premier program, expecting nothing but the best from their students. The faculty and staff are extremely supportive and great mentors are all over. Even if you don't have mentors within your department, as long as you are active within your department and engage in extra curricular activities that support your academic growth, you will find mentors at this university. The psychology department is extremely well funded and most graduate student are able to live off the small but sufficient graduate research/ graduate teaching stipends, which not only include not having to pay tuition but also provide valuale teaching and research experience. As a minority student, I will say the racial diversity of the staff and students leaves something to be desired, so it may feel like culture shock if you were raised or previously educated in a very diverse environment. However I feel the faculty, staff, and students somehow create an environment of inclusion. This does not mean that there are some individuals who are not very welcoming, or overly competitive, but they are truly the exception, rather than the norm. Regardless, be prepared to work and work hard."
Jon From Boston
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Virginia Tech is a great place to go to school. The campus is amazing, the academics are top notch, and you'll meet some of the best people."
Disney HOKIE
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"Virginia Tech is an amazing University with an even more amazing community. Being a HOKIE is like nothing else. The love and respect everyone has for each other is priceless."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"I love my college. I made the best friends I have ever had and the schooling prepared me for the real world experience!"
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2016
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"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!"
Christopher Rader
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2016
  • Degree: Physics
"The materials science and engineering department helps build a well rounded engineer. It combines communication classes with hands on technical labs. This gives one the opportunity to learn how to run experiments efficiently while being able to present them well enough to the scientific community. Not only does this department assist in teaching, it provides students with multiple conferences to build connections and get to know their professors on a more personal level."
Kunal N
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2016
  • Degree: Business
"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."
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2016
  • Degree: Mathematics
"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."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Nutrition
"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."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"Great community! Good people help each other through the intense college curriculum amidst many relationship building activities and events."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Business
"Wish I could go back! I had so many amazing experiences and made a lot of lasting friendships. I couldn't imagine going to another college."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Nutrition
"Virginia is an excellent well rounded university. From the education to community to scenery you really can't go wrong."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Virginia Tech is a wonderful place to get an education. It is a large school but exists in a smallish community that feels very close. It is possible to get everything you need locally and there is plenty to do downtown and in the surrounding (see: beautiful) countryside."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
"Virginia Tech was a fantastic school. I went in with an idea of what I thought I wanted to do and when I changed my mind, faculty and staff supported me in exploring my options and finding the right fit. There are myriad opportunities on campus to get involved and active; in whatever ways you want. Plus, the campus is absolutely beautiful!"
Julia Byrd
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2016
  • Degree: Environmental Engineering
"This is a very competitive graduate program. The faculty and staff are extremely active in helping each student get the most quality out of their graduate experience. Weekly seminars are fascinating where invited guests from the field, and professors from the department share their research. Blacksburg is a beautiful small town, easy cost of living for students on and off campus."
Gandalf the White
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Virginia Tech is huge, which I really enjoy. The campus is fairly nice, and is undergoing extensive rennovations, especially to the military student barracks/housing. Upcoming changes are planned for the "Drill Field" and for the area surrounding the brand new flagship engineering building (which is stunning). I do dislike the fact that Virginia Tech is a university that places so much emphasis on military students and education. I think it really pulls down the quality of the university's education. I was attending a diversity council meeting at the university (which plans how to increase diversity) and the meeting went to hell and back because one of the ROTC instructors started referring to veterans as a minority group. As a social scientist, I found this absurd, because enlisting in the military (and thus later becoming a veteran) is a completely voluntary task, unlike the race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability that people are born with that make them true minority groups."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"Virginia Tech is an absolutely incredible community, and I could not be more proud to be a Hokie. The school features a gorgeous campus, dedicated faculty, and an extraordinary number of different student activities to pick from. Of course, it also doesn't hurt to have some of the best college dining options in the country! Everyone at Virginia Tech strives to embody the university motto of 'Ut Prosim' - that I may serve. VT hosts the largest collegiate relay for life in the country every year, and also runs an annual "Big Event" where thousands of students complete service projects to help give back to the Blacksburg community. I loved my four years at VT, and wish I could have stayed for more!"