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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at VT/VPISU

By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringC
Animal StudiesC-
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentC
Business - Management and AdministrationB-
Civil EngineeringD+
Computer EngineeringA-
Computer ScienceC
Electrical EngineeringC
Engineering DepartmentB
Geography and GeosciencesB-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A+
Industrial Operations EngineeringB
Interior DesignA-
Mechanical EngineeringB-
Naval EngineeringF
Political ScienceB-
PreMed and MedicalA
Social WorkA+

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Surrounding City

... Virginia Tech is indeed "in the middle of nowhere", but so is every college that is not in a major city ...Read full comment
... Good school that's fun to attend, but not much to do other than drink and party, Blacksburg isn't exactly a thriving city ...Read full comment
... The only thing is that the biggest city around it Roanoke and that's forty-five minutes away, but the school has great sports and performing art...Read full comment
... Blacksburg is a horrible city with absolutely nothing to offer ...Read full comment
... Virginia Tech is indeed "in the middle of nowhere", but so is every college that is not in a major city ...Read full comment
My 4 and a half years at Virginia Tech were probably the greatest of my life. You really grow up and find out who you are and what you really can be ...Read full comment
... If you like the city though, it's kinda slim pickin's for that ...Read full comment
... I come from a big city so at first I was weary about coming to such a "small town", but I haven't looked back and I haven't regretted it ...Read full comment
... Best place to live, we are in-between the mountains and a booming city ...Read full comment
... I hate traffic and lots of commotion, but Blacksburg has clubs, restaurants, movie theaters, and generally things to do without all the hassle o...Read full comment
... The house parties here are good, and some of them can get pretty huge, but there is no city life here ...Read full comment
I started out motivated but was very jaded leaving Virginia Tech. I felt like I was in an electrical engineering student factory. In general I felt ...Read full comment
... Best place to live, we are in-between the mountains and a booming city ...Read full comment
... Blacksburg is a pretty small town, so there aren't all the opportunities you'd find in a big city, but we're close enough to Roanoke, which is...Read full comment
... I can't say a lot about the city because the campus itself is probably larger than it ...Read full comment
... Not a great deal of diversity in terms of ethnicity nor personality ...Read full comment
... I came from a large city (DC) and thought the small city would suck ...Read full comment
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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