College Sophomore 2013-12-04T02:33:36Z
Guys & Girls:
Besides VMI or an all-boys school, Tech has the highest % of guys that go here. It's really awesome if you're a girl or gay guy, because the men here are the best. I'm so serious. There are so many sweet, smart, athletic (we are the most fit school!) guys at VA Tech. If you're male, don't let that deter you; there are lots of bromances, and plenty of girls to go around.
But really, best boyfriend pickens around
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T02:29:28Z
VT Police have never given me crap about anything, and I've been drunk on campus a few times. They really are just looking out to make sure you're being safe. Blacksburg police, however, are alot more strict.
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T02:26:20Z
Health & Safety:
There are emergency phones everywhere, and the police are normally on campus, though they never bust anyone for drinking or anything like that. The campus police are just looking out for if anything bad happens. There are free rape defense classes and other things like that. Although everyone knows Tech for the massacre, those who go here know it's pretty safe. You could leave your laptop somewhere for hours and it will probably be there when you get back.
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T02:21:30Z
There are alot of drug safety programs, and clubs dedicated to "partying positive." A good amount of people drink... I mean it's college, what do you expect? But staying sober will NOT outcast you. Second most common is probably weed, though it's not huge, or study drugs. Since we're by farmland shrooms are fairly common as well
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T02:16:24Z
I'm from Richmond, where things are really diverse, and I think people are too harsh with Tech. There are alot of white and asian people here, but it's mixed up enough. There is a moderately large gay community from what I've been told (my roommate is gay, and says there is alot going on with it.) I'd say it's a fair mix with political views, and alot of middle class background. It's probably mainly Christian religion here, though it definietly doesn't dominate anything. I've met more Jewish, Buddhist, and Muslim people here than back home.
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T02:11:35Z
I'm not in Greek life, but alot of people I know are. It's not really a big deal if you are or aren't. The Greeks here aren't really snobby, especially compared to the bunch in the college near my hometown. There are also service/social fraternities, which are pretty cool
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T01:55:48Z
There are busstops by most off-campus housing. It takes me maybe 10 minutes on the bus to get to class. I could walk too if I wanted to
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T01:54:33Z
Downtown Blacksburg is awesome. Living in a college town is an experience I'd definitely recommend.
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T01:53:25Z
The blacksburg transit is pretty awesome. It runs all the time. Also, people always post on the VT page offering rides home if you're willing to chip in gas money. I don't have a car and I don't need one.
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T01:52:00Z
Being in the mountains, there is a fair amount of wind and snow.I don't really like the cold, but I tolerate it to be here at Tech. If you bundle up in rainboots and scarves, you'll fare just fine. And if you like building snowmans, this place is for you!
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T01:50:27Z
Since on-campus food is so good, off-campus restaurants have to really step it up. And it works. I spend so much on food, just because I love going out. My favorite place is probably a Mediterranean place walking distance from campus. Late-night is probably this pizza place called Benny's; the pizza is new york style, and a piece of pizza is bigger than my head.
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T01:47:19Z
Virginia Tech students are SPOILED with the food here. There are so many options, and so much to eat. I'm a vegetarian, but my choices definitely aren't limited. And if you have a meal plan, everything is 50% off, which is really awesome
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T01:44:33Z
There are a good amount of scholarships
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T01:43:33Z
Dude, I love this school. There are alot of really smart people here, so don't think it's only a party school; however, there are awesome parties always. If you don't have plans, you can pretty much just go to certain off-campus houses or apartments and you'll find a party. People will charge guys to drink normally, but nobody is ever really denied from a party.
College Sophomore 2013-12-01T22:53:44Z
I'm not in Greek life, but my roomie from last year is in Kappa and she LOVES IT. Rushing is a stressful process so I won't ever do it, but if you're into that stuff then it's totally worth it. You can live on Oak Lane in cute houses or you can live wherever you want although they want you to live in the houses because... well someone has to pay for the houses. If you're a boy then you might live in a gross frat house that's infested with STDs, but hey, you chose to do that.
College Sophomore 2013-12-01T22:51:15Z
It depends which building you live in. I'm an RA so I know a lot about the housing at Virginia Tech. I love the social atmosphere of the residence halls and the strong community between residents. If you live in WAJ you're going to be a lot happier than someone who lives in Newman, period. I'm in Newman for the second year in a row so I know this.
College Sophomore 2013-12-01T22:48:23Z
We have some of the best restaurants around campus. We also have the greatest on-campus food in the country and people still go off-campus to eat. You'll never be hungry at Tech.
College Sophomore 2013-12-01T22:46:08Z
The business school is probably the best thing about Virginia Tech. Pamplin students have the most opportunities after graduating out of students in any other college at Tech. Business Horizons, our career fair, now happens twice a year, rather than once, because all the companies are fighting over spots to interview students. We basically rock for business students. If you're a humanities student, good luck getting support from the school.
College Sophomore 2013-12-01T22:46:08Z
The intro professors, like the ones that teach gen. ed. classes generally don't care about what they teach. You don't see that until you get into the more advanced classes, but I assume that's the same at most schools.
College Sophomore 2013-12-01T22:41:46Z
There are very few times when I'm not shivering on campus. The drillfield is a vortex of death in the winter, which is most of the school year from October to March. The wind is always blowing like crazy and when that's mixed with snow or sleet it's awful. All the buildings are always way too hot as well. I start to sweat as soon as I touch a door knob to get into a building and have to immediately start undressing (so many layers when it's snowing).
College Sophomore 2013-11-30T15:33:45Z
The bus system is great, it runs daily on a set schedule however sometimes it is nice to have your own car to drive to and from campus.
College Sophomore 2013-11-30T15:32:57Z
Off campus housing is nice because you can have your own room, but its just like any college apartment. Its not the nicest or anything super special.
College Sophomore 2013-11-30T15:31:36Z
My major is very challenging but I know it is taught well and will help me get a job in the real world.
College Sophomore 2013-11-30T15:31:36Z
Some of the professors are not the best teachers and can be a bit confusing, but for the most part the classes are not extremely bad if you put enough time and effort into them.
College Sophomore 2013-11-30T15:30:27Z
I love Greek life. The people who are part of it are extremely fun to be around and they do not act snobby or mean towards other students who are non-Greek.
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