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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

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.

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Degree: Communication and Media Studies, Other
Graduation Year: 2012

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!

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Degree: Animal Sciences, Other
Graduation Year: 2007

A wonderful school with a beautiful campus. Blacksburg is a small town with a very friendly atmosphere and fun things to do outdoors (float the New River, camp at Caldwell fields, etc.) The campus food is surprisingly amazing and the dorms are nice enough. I had so many great professors there and tons of friends. I miss Virginia Tech almost every day!

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Degree: Food Science
Graduation Year: 2012

Friendly, beautiful, supportive, close knit community to carry out your studies. Wonderful programs, high academic standards, all around lovely experience. I heart Blacksburg. Go Hokies.

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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2005

Virginia Tech is a beautiful university in a gorgeous, tranquil setting. The student body is diverse and inclusive and the faculty and staff conduct themselves with professionalism, but also know how to have fun. My time at Virginia Tech was an amazing experience and the education I received has served me well since graduation.

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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2005

VT was an excellent all-around college experience. The classes were thought-provoking and challenging, and the social aspects of college shaped me into a well-rounded person.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

Virginia Tech has a welcoming student body and more opportunity for activities than one can utilize in 4 years. The great education and wonderful environment make Tech the best college choice I could have made.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011

Virginia Tech was and awesome place to go to school. It's in a great place in VA. There's a ton of stuff to do. Football team is awesome. The food is awesome. There is a club for every interest.

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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011

Virginia Tech was and awesome place to go to school. It's in a great place in VA. There's a ton of stuff to do. Football team is awesome. The food is awesome. There is a club for every interest.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Virginia Tech is overall pretty good. They have an excellent school for engineers. I think that, despite it being a large shook, the faculty are very open and willing to meet with students and to help them and guide them. However, I do think VT is too focussed on athletics (football) and therefore they are not as academically esteemed as other schools. Also, so much attention is given to the engineering school and sciences (biology, chemistry, etc.) that other department suffer for it and are ranked very low (social sciences and humanities). Virginia Tech needs to find a way to have a good engineering school but improve the other programs as well.

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