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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

United States
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About Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 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.

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).

Campus information

Blacksburg some 12,000 acres nestled on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany mountains, is special. Home to about 42,600 local residents, the town is considered small by most any standard, but don’t let its size or location fool you.

Established in 1798 and now Virginia’s largest town, Blacksburg lies within Montgomery Country, which has a population of some 95,000.

Because of its award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live and has earned a reputation nationwide as a well-managed, stable, and forward-looking community.

Vibrant and engaging, Blacksburg’s downtown offers unique stores, art galleries, and eclectic restaurants. The area’s wide red-brick sidewalks, Victorian street lamps, and park benches encourage foot traffic and make meeting folks easy.


Students wanting to live in a substance-free community are invited to apply for a space in Newman Hall. Rooms on the third floor of Newman Hall are designated for the 2016-2017 academic year to be part of a substance-free housing option.

All students requesting this option must have a valid housing/dining contract for the 2016-2017 academic year as a returning student, be a incoming transfer student with a housing offer, or be an incoming first-year student (freshman). Students accepted into a living-learning community or who are members of the Corps of Cadets are not eligible for this housing option.

Residents of this floor and their guests are not allowed to use or possess alcoholic beverages (regardless of their age) in their rooms.  Residents and their guests also agree to refrain from the possession or use of illegal substances and/or tobacco in their rooms. Electronic cigarettes, vaping, or similar devices are also not allowed. Smoking is not allowed in any residence halls regardless of the substance-free option. Finally, students and their guests in the substance-free community may not be under the influence of alcohol (regardless of age) or other drugs while in the residence hall.


Courses available 10

Agriculture Studies 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 6 Architecture, Building 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 MBA 1


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