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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1.0 out of 5 stars
st - 9/5/2013
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2007
"Useless. I learned nothing. the curriculum does not compare. I still can't find a job. Nobody there cares or responds to email. there is a unemployed pile in front of me."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/20/2013
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2010
"Tell us about your college experience.My school was a good program that helped me get ready for my job. The only complaint I have would have is that it was not easy to customize my degree, so it felt a bit cookie cutter to me.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?i would. it is definitely the field I wanted to have a job in.What advice can you offer other students?Think carefully about the choice."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/25/2013
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2009
"YES! I truly believe there is no better college / college experience than that provided by Virginia Tech. Marketing Make sure you study what you want to study - not what society or others around you tell you is best. Consider what the job will pay after college, but follow your passion before you follow money."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/25/2013
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 1998
"I had a great time at Virginia Tech, the campus is nice and there are a ton of activities to keep you occupied. The problem is that the professors weren't hired because they were good teachers - they were hired because of their research, technical background, etc. This was much more of a problem in engineering than in non-engineering classes that I took. I had several teachers that spoke with such heavy accents that they were impossible to understand. The EE classes were heavy on theory and very woefully short on hands-on experience. This leads to graduates that have no idea how to apply engineering principles to the real world. Yes, I didn't end up practicing Electrical Engineering but it's a great degree to have regardless. My EE degree was certainly worth the investment, even if I wasn't a good engineer upon graduation. That piece of paper that says B.S.E.E. is worth a fortune on the job market. That's what you're going to college for, that piece of paper. GPA is irrelevant after your first job and no one puts their GPA on their resume (and no one asks for one if you graduated more than 2 years ago). I think it's more important to have studied an impressive field (engineering falls into that category) than to have gone to an impressive school, at least outside of the big ones like MIT, Stanford, etc. So pick a respected major, don't worry about GPA unless you want to graduate with honors, and go to a cheap school."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/25/2013
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 1987
"My school was an excellent fit for me. I'm an outgoing person who likes to be involved in different aspects of life. Virginia Tech provided numerous opportunities that enabled me to be active within my individual college as well as extracurricular activities yes, I probably would have. Study something you enjoy but make sure it's not something so specific that it would be hard to gain employment i.e. library science or marine biology - this would make it harder to get a career."

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