StudentsReview - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Life at VT/VPISU Copyright 2016 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. http://www.studentsreview.com/VA/VTU_comments.html Life at VT/VPISU - Comments en StudentsReview: Neutral Review about VT/VPISU for Naval Engineeringhttp://www.studentsreview.com/VA/VTU_comments.html Virginia Tech is a great place to be from. That said, it is an awful place to be. Blacksburg is in the middle of NOWHERE. There is literally nothing to do in town or on campus but drink. The engineeri... Thu, 18 Feb 2016 01:24:48 GMT StudentsReview 1430-172768 1430-172768 1430 28 Naval Engineering Male Undergraduate Class 1920 2nd Year Neutral Virginia Tech is a great place to be from. That said, it is an awful place to be. Blacksburg is in the middle of NOWHERE. There is literally nothing to do in town or on campus but drink. The engineering faculty is mostly indian/asian, and it's almost impossible to understand half of your coursework between thick unintelligible accents and unrealistic expectations. The "Hokie Nation" is the greatest lie ever contrived. Tech will go out of its way to tell you how great it is, whether it is the food or the campus or whatever. There is so much Maroon and Orange you want to gouge your eyes out. The campus is pretty in postcards, but the dorms (especially the Corps) are in a perpetual state of disrepair. Hot water isn't really hot, the floors are always caked with salt, and every single bathroom smells awful. Most of the classrooms are no better-1950's desk/chair combos in windowless rooms with chalkboards on three walls. I've become unbelievably depressed here at VT, and don't understand why anyone would willingly come here except for becoming a Military officer in the Corps (when there is ROTC and OCS at "real colleges") or becoming an engineer. Alumni and professors talk about how marketable a VT Engineering degree is, but my GPA is awful as a result of the terrible teaching here, and there is nothing special about VT Engineering when you compare it to other good engineering schools like Michigan, Purdue, Georgia Tech, or Texas A&M. VT Engineering isn't even a ranked program in any of the "big ticket" degrees (Aero/Chem/EE/Mech/Ocean). If you want to be an engineer, look at Big 10 and Big 12 Schools, it will provide a better value and you will have a better time. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 01:24:48 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/VA/VTU_comments.html StudentsReview: Neutral Review about VT/VPISU for Economicshttp://www.studentsreview.com/VA/VTU_comments.html Hokie real definition: corny and contrived, fake and melodramatic, insincerely emotional ....... That sums it up. Transfered and so much happier. If you live for football go here. If you have any ... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 09:25:15 GMT StudentsReview 1430-158276 1430-158276 1430 57 Economics Female Undergraduate Alumna Class 2000 Neutral Hokie real definition: corny and contrived, fake and melodramatic, insincerely emotional ....... That sums it up. Transfered and so much happier. If you live for football go here. If you have any other interest choose another university . Not progressive -very conservative school. Sun, 15 Mar 2015 09:25:15 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/VA/VTU_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about VT/VPISU for Chemistryhttp://www.studentsreview.com/VA/VTU_comments.html I was able to get into Medical school and did well in my graduate studies. Virginia tech prepared me well.... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:06:35 GMT StudentsReview 1430-157235 1430-157235 1430 9 Chemistry Male Undergraduate Class 1984 1st Year Positive I was able to get into Medical school and did well in my graduate studies. Virginia tech prepared me well. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:06:35 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/VA/VTU_comments.html StudentsReview: Negative Review about VT/VPISU for Unknownhttp://www.studentsreview.com/VA/VTU_comments.html If you're black (African/American), expect racism. If I were you I would go to an open minded school like VCU or George Mason where there is real diversity Or an HBCU for that matter. 3% black populat... Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:19:12 GMT StudentsReview 1430-154747 1430-154747 1430 0 Unknown Male Undergraduate Class 2015 4th Year Negative If you're black (African/American), expect racism. If I were you I would go to an open minded school like VCU or George Mason where there is real diversity Or an HBCU for that matter. 3% black population is just not enough and I get why this schools AA population has been declining. I'm telling you! It's difficult to build a community that supports each other with 3% of the students being black. We're very scattered. You're going to feel very much like a dot on a white paper. Out of place in most of your classes. It's hard to make friends here also because I think half the students have a lot of prejudice without even knowing you. I've been very depressed my entire stay here. I went from being a straight A student to barely passing my classes. At first I thought there was something wrong with me but It's just this horrid school. If you're a black parent reading this review, Please don't send your child here. It's better for a student to be at a place they feel welcomed and happy rather than a big school with a good name in the middle of nowhere that also has racial pressure. This is not a party school. There is little social life. The cops shut down parties, even though we're in the middle of nowhere and there is literally nothing else to do. There are several stories of cops racially profiling students, but that's probably at every school. While I was on campus, I saw three confederate flags in the dorm room of students (those are just the ones I saw, I can only imagine how many more there are). I don't want to infringe upon their right to hang those flags up high as they want in their room but that pretty much lets you know what their mindset is around here. Also don't get too excited about the sports here... We've had a terrible football and basketball program since I was a freshman and I'm about to graduate this winter. Hokies got great school spirit and food though. If you're into school spirit and food, this is the school for you. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:19:12 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/VA/VTU_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about VT/VPISU for Biologyhttp://www.studentsreview.com/VA/VTU_comments.html VT is a great school where I made life long friends. It is a huge school so it was easy to find activities, research opportunities, meet people, etc. Most classes were challenging and stimulating. ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:40:58 GMT StudentsReview 1430-153423 1430-153423 1430 6 Biology Female Undergraduate Alumna Class 2000 Positive VT is a great school where I made life long friends. It is a huge school so it was easy to find activities, research opportunities, meet people, etc. Most classes were challenging and stimulating. Although the school is large, I felt like it was easy to meet with a professor if I needed. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:40:58 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/VA/VTU_comments.html