About Virginia Tech
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college named Virginia
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Virginia Tech is now a
comprehensive, innovative research university with the largest
full-time student population in Virginia. Through a
combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and
engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish
the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).
At a glance...
- Located in Blacksburg, Virginia
- Eight colleges and graduate school
- 60 bachelor's degree programs
- 140 master's and doctoral degree programs
- 25,000+ full-time students
- 16:1 student-faculty ratio
- Main campus includes more than 100 buildings, 2,600 acres, and an airport
- Computing and communications complex for worldwide information access
- Ranked 56th in university research in the United States
- Has adjacent corporate research center
Visit http://www.vt.edu for more information.
Blacksburg is located in the New River Valley. The
Valley is a quiet place surrounded by natural beauty and
bountiful resources. The Valley runs parallel with the Blue
Ridge Mountains, which are to the south, and the Appalachian
Mountains situated to the north while the nation's oldest
river, the New River, stretches across this fertile land.
Visit www.cpe.vt.edu/home/resources/index.html#area for more information.