Virginia Tech enrolls over 30,000 students, including over 1,500 international students. Around 38 percent of students live on campus.
The university grounds include an airport, farm, experimental plots and orchards, and about 600 acres of adjoining agricultural research land. Athletic facilities include a coliseum, a stadium, a field house, gymnasium and various playing fields. A student center offers a variety of services and recreational opportunities. Research facilities include the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research, the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, and University Centers for Environmental Studies and Industry Research.
Main CampusBlacksburg, Virginia, United States Campus Website20,000+ on Campus<100,000 residents in BlacksburgLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge is central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness and improve quality of life. Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and manages a research portfolio of nearly $400 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally and across Virginia. Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech has the largest number of degree offerings in Virginia, more than 125 campus buildings, a 2,600-acre main campus, off-campus educational facilities in six regions, a study-abroad site in Switzerland, and a 1,700-acre agriculture research farm near the main campus. The campus proper is located in the town of Blacksburg in Montgomery County and is 38 miles southwest of Roanoke.