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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
23,600
Total Undergrads
Including 449 Part-time
5,205
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 7 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

43% Women
57% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Atlantic Coast Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $619,369)
8
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 -

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 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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  • 5
  • Kathryn from Springfield, VA
  • Jan-11-2016 I am a current student here

    VT has the best food in the nation. When you visit, make sure to try out the dining halls! We have 4, plus smaller ones. You really can't go wrong at VT if food is important to you.

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  • 5
  • Elise from Virginia Beach, VA
  • Dec-31-2015 I am a current student here

    Food is great. When you're living on campus and required to have a dining plan, take advantage of it, but it's not cost-effective to keep the dining plan when you're off-campus. My favorite place to eat is at Au Bon Pain/Burger '37 at Squires. ABP allows free refills. The steak at West End is always overdone, but the rest of the food makes up for it. This is the first place I ever had Qdoba or Jamba Juice.

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  • 5
  • Elizabeth
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a current student here

    Amazing. I actually crave food from Virginia Tech dining halls while I'm home on break. There's always something to eat, and because the system is based on dollars and not swipes, you have more flexibility to eat however often you want to.

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  • 5
  • Ryan from Merchantville, NJ
  • Nov-01-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Virginia Tech has some of the best food around! It is always highly ranked, and justifiably so. Even places off campus have awesome food, and you will find every kind of food you could imagine to accommodate for your diet.

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  • 5
  • Tasha from Henrico, VA
  • Jul-29-2015 I am a current student here

    #1 FOOD IN THE NATION. Need I say more, but I will cause it's awesome! Hibachi grilles, fresh sushi, homemade crepes, bakeries, Chicken 'n' waffles on Fridays, an all-you-can-eat dining hall, and 6 other places on campus to eat.

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  • 5
  • Thomas from Las Vegas, NV
  • Jul-02-2015 I am a current student here

    There is good selection both on and off campus. Even the AYCE dining hall, D2, is quite nice. At VT I am never more than a few minutes from a hearty meal or a light snack.

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  • 4
  • Sean from CT
  • Jun-28-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    UMASS Amherst has better but VT's good too.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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