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Overall Rating (Out of 5)

4.0

Based on 9 Verified Reviews
Component Ratings (Out of 5)
Internships
3.8
Part time work
4.6
Post study jobs
4.0
Quality of faculty
4.2
Student Life
4.6
Value for money
3.9
Public transportation
4.7
Permanent Immigration
3.2
Safety
4.6
Indian Food
2.9
Student Views (Based on Reviews)
  • 67% of students Never faced discrimination in this University
Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Friendly
  • Fun loving
  • Multi-dimensional
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Anonymous | Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 8 Feb 2024
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3.8
Internships are easily available. Civil department is good.

Tips: I have become a lot more independent. A cultural shock I experienced was the small talk and greetings with strangers, which is not practised in India. I had a scholarship. I got it as I was a research assistant and a teaching assistant for 2 semesters. I am highly satisfied with the course however it gets stressful at times.

Likes (Internships): There are a lot of good opportunities for Civil Engineering. Since Virginia Tech is highly reputed in the civil department, it is not very difficult to find an internship. Th...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 900
  • Prepping time for classes30 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 75350
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Adithya Harish | Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2025
Reviewed on 23 Jan 2024
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3.5
A review on MS CS at Virginia Tech

Tips: The MS thesis programme has good funding options than the MEng one. Be interview-ready before you join college. The college and academic curriculum will satisfy you. If you get a TA/RA, apart from a tuition waiver you will be paid 2000$ a month. Contact professors once you get admitted.

Likes (Part time work): The college has good academic finding options like TA/RA. Also, there are plenty of dining jobs. TA/RA comes with a tuition waiver while dining jobs pay 17$ per hour which can cover your living expenses. Time mana...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 800
  • Prepping time for classes30 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 94475
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Anonymous | MS in Electrical Engineering - Batch of 2023
Reviewed on 9 Jan 2024
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3.4
A great academic and research University filled with opportunities

Tips: I experienced a cultural shift from India because here the accessibility of purchasing items is less. For example, buying stationery, clothes etc. has limited options. Mainly because Blackburg town is in a remote area. We only have a few groceries here. I got a teaching assistantship during my course. I got it with my admission offer. I think one of the reasons for getting it was that previously, I had taught students of 9th and 10th grade at an NGO. Also, if you have good grades and academic kn...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1100
  • Prepping time for classes25 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 75000
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Anonymous | Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2023
Reviewed on 23 Jan 2024
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3.9
Great course, nice little university town

Tips: It would be good to apply to graduate assistantships before hand, there are many opportunities but one needs to apply before the start of the semester. The university and courses is nice, but courses can get full at times to book sooner. Most courses are not so hectic and can be easily managed. Do spend time finding and communicating with an advisory for your MS thesis before you come here. Living expenses are not so much and there are many cheaper options too but students should start finding h...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1250
  • Prepping time for classes20 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD
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Anonymous | MS in Mechanical Engineering - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 14 Jan 2024
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4.2
VT is a good place to be, find your friends circle. Attend events, and don't be shy.

Tips: VT is a very good Engineering college. All engineering programs are good. Decent chance for getting funding, through TAships and RAships ( higher if you are doing a thesis, significantly low chance for non-thesis programs). TA and RA cover tuition fees, provide a stipend of around 2500$ per month, and health insurance. Getting a TA is kind of based on your profile, TOEFL score etc., so there is not much you can do ( like mailing someone) to get a TA. If you see any mail asking for TAs, just appl...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 700
  • Prepping time for classes20 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD
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Anonymous | MS in Mechanical Engineering - Batch of 2023
Reviewed on 9 Jan 2024
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3.8
College lacks post graduation resources and courses. Research are interesting.

Tips: I think ME is a developing department still and lacks some options in Robotics specialisation. On the other hand, bio-hybrid and Material Science has developed a lot and the faculty has some exciting research with a lot of exposure. Good resources for interdisciplinary studies.

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 825
  • Prepping time for classes13 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD
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Sanjana Bharadwaj | MS in Computer Engineering - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 9 Jan 2024
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4.2
Virginia Tech is wonderful inside out.

Tips: Blacksburg is not your regular city, it is a college town, so I would not expect a lot in terms of city vibe and events. All the people are super helpful, right from the graduate school to the international centre, all advisors are considerate. I managed to get a teaching assistantship at the ECE department which helped cover my monthly expenses. Overall, VT is a great place, a beautiful campus, good professors and research-oriented.

Likes (Public transportation): Blacksburg Transmit (the official public transportation) is ve...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1700
  • Prepping time for classes20 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD
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Sudhanva Gokhale | MS in Electrical Engineering - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 8 Jan 2024
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4.8
Virginia Tech - The best college for international students

Tips: On campus jobs are always available. Multiple internships and co-ops are allowed (with no courses-conditions involved). The weather is pleasant. Public transportation is the best. Low rent rates and great availability of apartments. Safe university town. Top 4 for Power Electronics (Electrical Engineering). Best University for international students, hands down.

Likes (Permanent Immigration): I believe if you have a Ph.D. in STEM courses it is easier for you to get citizenship (given that you have your other requirements fulf...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 700
  • Prepping time for classes50 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 84600
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Korada Divya Tarana | MS in Electrical Engineering - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 6 Dec 2022
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4.7
Academically Excellent, Beautiful Campus, Welcoming and Supportive

Tips: VT campus in Blacksburg is academically oriented with excellent curriculum. Students aiming to study and focus on their master's degree might find this place perfectly suitable. I can’t think of any disadvantages of the campus unless you want a city life. Also, it would be great if students can apply before deadlines and acquire some assistantship since there are ample opportunities.

Likes (Student Life): Blacksburg is absolutely beautiful, on top of that the campus is gorgeous surrounded with college buildings, it’s...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 798
  • Prepping time for classes14 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 118378
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