Blacksburg, VA USA 24061
Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech is a public land-grant institution located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Originally an agricultural and mechanical college, Virginia Tech has grown into a leading technical and research university. The university is driven by their motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Notable alumni include NASA’s Mission Control flight director Robert E. Castle, Jr., chief of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Leticia Long, and Today Show host Hoda Kotb.
Ranked 78 nationwide, Virginia Tech’s acceptance rate is 66%, and its graduation rate is 84%. The in-state tuition rate is $14,175 per year, plus fees; its out-of-state tuition rate is $33,857 per year, plus fees. Virginia Tech has 9 colleges and graduate schools, which offer 110 undergraduate degree programs and 170 postgraduate degree programs. A total of 37,024 students are enrolled. Virginia Tech follows a semester-based academic calendar.
The university’s main campus in Blacksburg sprawls across 2,600 acres of land between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. Freshmen are required to live on campus. Students have access to world-class research facilities and resources. They participate in more than 600 clubs and organizations, including more than 50 sororities and fraternities. Athletics is a popular activity and attraction, as the university’s Hokies rally thousands of students to games every year. The Hokies compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. Blacksburg is a true college town, as most of its residents are Virginia Tech students. The town has been recognized as one of the best college towns, boasting historic sites, diverse restaurants, and easy access to beautiful natural surroundings.
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