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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4.4 out of 5 stars
Nolan - 8/10/2015
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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/4/2015
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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/4/2015
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."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/20/2015
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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fraso - 6/30/2015
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2011
"Virginia Tech's BIT program was a great way to get ready to be a consultant. They teach the beginning of many different technologies so when you start working you're not starting from scratch."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Liz G. - 6/8/2015
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2012
"I have obtained degrees from multiple colleges. By far, my warmest, most meaningful educational experiences were formed at Virginia Tech. Once a Hokie, always a Hokie! Can't wait to go back for Alumni events this summer!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Edith - 6/1/2015
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 1976
"My time spent at VT was more worthwhile than anything I could have imagined. I received a fabulous education that has served me well all these years. I was able to go back to school in my 40's and was better prepared to do so than recent grads from other colleges. Will always be thankful for my years spent here and all this school afforded me."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Katie - 5/29/2015
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013
"Absolutely loved my time at Virginia Tech. This college helped me become successful in every aspect of life. I truly cherish my time there and the people I've met. I know that I have a community that I can reach out to at any stage in my life for support and continued success."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Chris - 3/1/2015
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2013
"Very solid public school(great in the sciences, engineering, agriculture, etc.). Pretty average for my programs of study,(Communication and Psychology) but still definitely some talented teachers and useful courses. Blacksburg is beautiful. I could have taken more advantage of the college experience, but I'm still proud to be a Hokie."
4.0 out of 5 stars
CP - 10/4/2014
Degree: Visual Communications
Graduation Year: 2010
"Asbestos piece of advice is to get as much experience through internships and work as you can. All of the class work is helpful, but employers not only want to see an excellent portfolio but also that you have actual work experience. Highly recommended is working with a studio. The degree is only a small fraction of what employers are looking at."

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