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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 449 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 7 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

43% Women
57% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Atlantic Coast Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $619,369)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $153,249)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 114 133 Yes -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 15 14 Yes Yes
Football 136 - - -
Golf 8 - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - 34 Yes -
Soccer 37 24 Yes Yes
Softball - 21 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 30 32 - Yes
Tennis 14 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 18 Yes Yes
Wrestling 31 - - -
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rifle - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.5%
Hispanic 3.1%
Non-resident alien 7.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.0%
Two or more races 0.6%
White/non-Hispanic 70.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 55
Liquor Law Violation 262
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 46
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Delaney
  • 4
  • There are a variety of types of dorms. The RA's are really good at instigating get togethers. The dorms are good quality with many currently being renovated.…

  • Jan-09-2012 Read More
  • Katherine from Roanoke, VA
  • 5
  • Dorm life is pretty great. You make a lot of friends and gain a real sense of community. It really depends on the dorm and your personality, though, but I…

  • Apr-24-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Justice from Bumpass, VA
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Watch what you eat. The food is palatable, but some of it (especially cooked vegetables) are not that great. Most of the food in general comes from the ag land that Tech owns and manages. It is most of the time fresh and locally sourced.

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  • 3
  • Syera from Phoenix, AZ
  • Aug-24-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I don't know much about the food but I have heard it is fantastic.

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  • 5
  • Bret from Chesapeake, VA
  • Apr-29-2014 I am a past student here

    Hands down the best thing at Tech. The food is amazing. Pretty much anything you could want at almost all times of the day. D2 is a buffet style place that serves just about any type of food you can think of. Hokie Grill has some fast food inside of it like Dunkin Doughnuts, Chick Fil a, and Pizza Hut. DX is the grab and go place at Tech, it is open until 2 A.M. so this place cam through in the clutch on multiple occasions for me. Their dining services are ranked nationally and they do everything they can to maintain their ranking.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kassie from Manassas, VA
  • Apr-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Very prominent and active! Rushing is very popular, you will see guys in suits and girls in dresses all the time around campus.They do plenty of events and community service as well as parties of course.

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  • 0
  • Corey from Blacksburg, VA
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Rushing is great. You are able to meet a crazy amount of people. All of the fraternities and sororities are happy me meet new faces.

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  • 0
  • Hannah
  • Jan-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is big at Tech and has a very good reputation. There are a god number of people that are involved in all sorts of greek Life on campus at Tech. They are known for their philanthropy and volunteer activities around campus.

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