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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
  • 5
  • Allecia from Canonsburg, PA
  • Oct-18-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The variety of food on campus is amazing and I don't think I could ever get sick of the campus food.

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  • 3
  • Shane from Stafford, VA
  • Sep-22-2017 I am a current student here

    There is little to no flavour in my opinion, but then again, my ma a spoiled me all of my life, and she can COOK FO REAL!!!!

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  • 5
  • Emmanuel from stafford, VA
  • Jul-19-2017 I am a current student here

    Absolutely the best food in the world! They have numerous place to eat in the campus and all I can say is "you will never go hungry".

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  • 5
  • Abigail from Spotsylvania, VA
  • Mar-20-2017 I am a current student here

    Literally the best college food I've ever had. Cannot go wrong here on Tech- there are soooo many options to choose from and it's really easy to eat healthy (or not).

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  • 5
  • rose from nc
  • Jun-20-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    i ate in the d2 dining hall, which was the biggest buffet style location on campus. there were so many choices to pick from it's incredible! and even outside of campus the food options are good and varied so you are not limited in blacksburg.

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  • 5
  • cameron from keswick, va
  • Jun-07-2016 I am a current student here

    probably ate way more than i should have, would recommend second largest meal plan, lots of choices here.

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  • 5
  • nola from va
  • Apr-19-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    vt has one of the best food and dining services in the country! they have everything to japanese food to bagels. from desserts to italian food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Emmanuel from stafford, VA
  • Jul-19-2017 I am a current student here

    The Greek life on campus encompasses more than 5,500 students which represents just about 20 percent of the undergraduate population. The Greek life is definitely dynamic at tech

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  • 0
  • cameron from keswick, va
  • Jun-07-2016 I am a current student here

    i'm a member of a fraternity and i can say it was totally worth it, but if that's not for you then don't worry about it because only about a third of students participate.

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  • 0
  • Kathryn from Springfield, VA
  • Jan-11-2016 I am a current student here

    I am not involved in Greek Life, but two of my roommates are, along with many of my friends, and they all love it. If it's for you, you might as well try it! You have nothing to lose, only friends to gain.

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  • 0
  • Elise from Virginia Beach, VA
  • Dec-31-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is huge, but doesn't create an atmosphere of exclusiveness. Not participating in Greek life doesn't make you feel like you're being left out--sororities and fraternities are just another club with booths handing out pins or selling donuts. Homecoming is very focused on Greek life, though.

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  • 0
  • Elizabeth
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a current student here

    While Greek Life is definitely a large presence at Virginia Tech, it doesn't overshadow all other organizations like it can at other schools. Plenty of partying, but also plenty of service and academics.

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  • 0
  • Tasha from Henrico, VA
  • Jul-29-2015 I am a current student here

    If you're interested, Panhellenic sororities have recruitment in the spring. All the other sororities and fraternities have recruitment both semesters. I'm in Kappa Kappa Gamma and LOVE it.

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  • 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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