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Is Virginia Tech a Good School for Veterans?

If you're a veteran who is thinking about going back to school, it's important to see how well the school treats its students with prior military service first. We've assembled this Virginia Tech veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Virginia Tech G.I. Bill Information

Info in This Veterans Report on Virginia Tech:

How Does Virginia Tech Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual's Best Schools for Veterans report is released each year to highlight colleges and universities that do an outstanding job supporting veterans while they are pursuing their education.

Virginia Tech was ranked #63 on the 2022 version of this list. As such, Virginia Tech is among the top 5% of all schools in the country when it comes to offering vets a great educational experience. The school also ranked #6 in our Best for Vets in Virginia ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. The table below shows how Virginia Tech fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 13
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 56
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 61
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 67

You can also see how specific majors at Virginia Tech fared when compared to the same major at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Construction Management Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Food & Nutrition Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Computer & Information Sciences & Support Services, Other Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Forestry, Other Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Agricultural Production Operations Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Business Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Forest Resources Production & Management Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Construction Management Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1

How Many Veterans Go to Virginia Tech?

A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of those with prior military experience.

According to the VA, there are 119 G.I. Bill® students at Virginia Tech. Since the total enrollment at the school is 37,024, approximately 0.32% of the students at Virginia Tech are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. For context, let's take this into consideration. According to the Student Veterans of America, approximately three to four per cent of American college students are veterans.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). It does not include any active-duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is potentially larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Virginia Tech does have a student veterans group.

Does Virginia Tech Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
NO Credit for Military Training
At this time, Virginia Tech does not offer college credit for life experience.

Unfortunately, Virginia Tech does not offer credit for military training.

Virginia Tech Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
Virginia Tech does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About Virginia Tech

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.

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